It is sometimes said that “Black people do not do atheism”. The suggestion being that atheism, humanism and the like are only for White people. We beg to differ. We believe humanism can benefit all human beings.
This event is based on the book, “When Colorblindness Isn’t The Answer – Humanism and the Challenge of Race” by Professor Anthony B Pinn, which is the book for the February 2022 book group. We encourage everyone to read the book, but if you are unable to read all or part of the book before the meeting, rest assured that you will still enjoy participating in a lively and vibrant exchange of views.
The event is organised jointly by our friends Association of Black Humanists (ABH) and Central London Humanists (CLH). ABH and CLH are thrilled to announce that the author, Professor Anthony B Pinn, will be attending the meetup via Zoom.
One of the questions raised in the book “…rather than asking why so called racial minorities are still theists, ask this, why hasn’t humanism proven a more compelling alternative to theism for African Americans?” (and by extension, to all Black people), is a question that is on the table for critical discussion, and if possible, a solution. Please join us on the 26th February 2022 at 4pm and assist us in tackling this question and other knotty and interesting issues.
This is a free event, but please RSVP on Meetup to receive a link. A Zoom link to the event will be sent by email on 26/02/2022. Registration is also available on Eventbrite:
Anthony B Pinn Bio:
Anthony B. Pinn is an American professor, prolific author, and public intellectual working at the intersections of African-American religion, constructive theology, and humanist thought. Pinn is the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University. He is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning in Houston, Texas, and Director of Research for the Institute for Humanist Studies in Washington, D.C.