2022-10-23 - 2022-10-28
Southern Vermont


  • Start: 2022-10-23
  • End: 2022-10-28
  • Cost: $825 per person
  • Event Category Event

This comprehensive program will explore humanist ideas, the background of the humanist movement, and current expressions of the philosophy. But it will also go beyond these to discuss how an important and positive ethical outlook can grow out of stepping beyond traditional faith. Using the tools of critical thinking, science, and aesthetics, it will shed light on the important philosophical and social issues of our time and offer better ways to live our personal lives.



Fred Edwords, starting his humanist career in 1980, was executive director of the American Humanist Association for 15 years, editor of the Humanist magazine for 12, national director of the United Coalition of Reason for 6, and sat for 8 years on the Broader Social Impacts Committee of the Hall of Human Origins at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. He is a past president of Camp Quest, has served on the board of Humanists International and the founding board of the National Center for Science Education, and has, over the past forty-five years, appeared on local and national radio and television in the United States and Canada, been interviewed on radio and for newspapers around the world, and has lectured in North America, Europe, and India. Now retired, he volunteers as the American Humanist Association’s historian and is a Humanist Celebrant Emeritus with the Humanist Society.


The Gray Ghost Inn is a quaint, family-owned and operated bed and breakfast in Southern Vermont with a focus on individual service and personal attention. Besides a fun, welcoming environment, the inn offers a full Vermont breakfast cooked to order along with lunch and dinner. For many of the meals, they incorporate farm fresh produce. The Gray Ghost Inn is owned and operated by Carina Hellström. The Inn is charming and rustic and offers a warm feeling of being at home. Carina is not only your host and group leader but your confidant as well to make your stay enjoyable. To learn about amenities and other area information:  GRAY GHOST INN


Monday: Introduction to Humanism

Tuesday: Theology and Ethics

Wednesday: Critical Thinking and Science

Thursday: Social Accountability and the Art of Living

Friday: Farewell

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