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- Created on Saturday, 23 August 2014 19:58
- Written by Super User
- Created on Thursday, 03 July 2014 09:17
- Written by Super User
The inaugural event for the Reason and Passion group will be a talk by Dr Kerry Spackman about 'Systems of Morality'. There will be a 20-30 minute talk by Kerry followed by an opportunity for the audience to pose questions. We will then move into something more social so people can get to know each other a bit.
Spackman is author of the best selling book 'The Winner's Bible' and was the winner of the 2009 Kea World Class Award for Creative Thinking. In 1992 he received the NEEDA Award for the Most Significant Electronic Export.
You can join the group at Meetup.com. It is being held at the Owen G Glenn Building at Auckland University at 7pm in room B5. Parking is available under the building.
- Created on Thursday, 03 July 2014 08:05
- Written by Peter Harrison
A parent at Red Beach Primary School has filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission over the religious instruction program called 'Values in Action' run by the school. McClintock says that when he picked the school he did so over other schools in the area with religious programs. Despite the school not making it clear that the 'Values in Action' program was religious in nature McClintock was suspicious of the program and attended it himself. It was after seeing the class that he opted his daughter out. After sending written instruction opting out his daughter was still included in religious instruction.
His son is now approaching school age, and while the school has made a minor change to the forms used to seek permission for children to attend religious instruction they have not addressed the discrimination experienced by children who opt out. Children who do not take part were treated in a similar way to detention. Young children feel that they are being punished and have little understanding of why they are being excluded.
- Created on Saturday, 21 June 2014 10:00
- Written by Paul Bryant
If you are passionate about reasoning, and enjoy reasoning about your passions, then the Reason and Passion Meetup Group for you.
The purpose of this group is to explore the big-picture, deep and meaningful topics around life, the universe and everything. Topics covered will span across philosophy, sociology, politics, religion, economics, humanism, psychology, history, ethics, rationalism, environmentalism, science…..and whatever other disciplines that spark interesting thought and discussion.