Tribalism, the enormous wealth gap in our society, and social isolation make people more prone to demagogic appeals to scapegoating as a malignant way to spur solidarity among the alienated.Read More
Addresses by our Leaders
There is often a gap between what we aspire to and how things work out. Our most sincere efforts many times do not turn out according to our best-laid plans. Leader Joe Chuman discusses the variety of responses to these ubiquitous facts of life.Read More
For some, the erosion of traditional moorings that have sustained our political environment is manifested in personal anger, anxiety, and despair. But despair cannot be an end point. In the Jan. 5 platform address, Joe Chuman will discuss prescriptive actions.Read More
Humanist psychologist Erich Fromm’s philosophy of human potential and flourishing, including his fundamental view that human fulfillment is not an achievement but a process, greatly influenced Joe Chuman, starting at a young age. He discusses Fromm’s continuing relevance, personally and politically.
Looking for some wisdom and insight this holiday season? We went shopping in our archives and put together a gift collection of Leader Joe Chuman’s latest and greatest platform addresses, each one some meaty food for thought among the sugar cookies and eggnog. Please help yourself! Read More
The great religions, despite their tremendous diversity, are all based on the assumption that the human condition is in some sense problematic. As humanists, we don’t need to seek invulnerability from life’s hardships.Read More