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The Humanist Institute - A Leadership Training Program

The Humanist Institute exists to equip humanists to become effective leaders in a variety of organizational settings, including within the humanist movement itself.

The Humanist Institute is dedicated to fostering leadership that is:

  • Ethically grounded,
  • Wise and well-informed,
  • Fluent in institutional dynamics, and
  • Committed to meeting the real needs of people.

The Humanist Institute strives to prepare humanist leaders to be:

  • Advocates, who are persuasive articulators of humanist world view in the public sphere,
  • Innovative thinkers, who keep our movement alive with their provocative insights and writings,
  • Experts, who have the skills to help organizations function and help people achieve their goals.

The Humanist Institute is an independent graduate-level program that works in cooperation with existing humanist organizations. The program can be completed in a three-year period involving intensive reading and reflection. Students come to New York City or Washington DC for long weekend seminars in April and December and a five-day seminar in August. The program provides a unique opportunity to bring together a diverse faculty and student body of those who take a non-theistic, naturalistic approach to humanism, whether interpreted in secular or religious terms.

Curriculum Outline

  1. Essential Humanism
  2. Being Human
  3. Humanist Ideas in World Religion
  4. Leadership
  5. Critical Thinking
  6. Science, Methods and Uses
  7. Contemporary Culture
  8. Aesthetics
  9. Celebration

For more information, contact:

The Humanist Institute
c/o Kristin Wintermute, Business Manager
PMB 220,8014 Olson Memorial Hwy.
Golden Valley MN 55427


Telephone: 763-545-8941

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DAH's 2012 Annual Meeting was held Sunday, January 29, at the Kirkwood Highway Public Library. A motion was approved to amend the Bylaws, Article III (Governance), Sec. 4 (Terms of Service), to limit Directors to no more than three (3) full, consecutive terms, effective immediately. Then, Alan Palmer, James Presley and Glen Schmiesing were reelected to the DAH Board.

We have an on-going series of informal discussions, our Freethinkers Forum, on the Third Saturday of each month at 5:00 pm back again at Dead Presidents Bar + Restaurant, 618 N Union St., Wilmington, DE 19805. This meetup is for people to freely discuss anything they would like..

Our lecture/discussion series co-sponsored by Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark (UUFN) and the Delaware Association for Humanism (DAH) is suspended until further notice.

This series offers a philosophical examination of a wide range of questions in ethics and value theory, with an accent on individual choices. The program will allow an hour for discussion with drinks and snacks provided. Donations are welcomed to help defray expenses.

Book Section

Book, 'The Portable Atheist'

The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever by Christopher Hitchens (Nov 6, 2007)

Book, 'The God Delusion'

The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins (Jan. 16, 2008)

Book, 'The God Virus'

The God Virus: How religion infects our lives and culture by Darrel W. Ray (Dec. 5, 2009)

Book, 'God Is Not Great'

God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens (Apr. 6, 2009)

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