— Fred Edwords | Weekly Sunday Gathering — Baker Ripley, 6500 Rookin, Houston, TX
Main Topic: What is Happiness?
The United Nations General Assembly named March 20 of each year as the International Day of Happiness. This was to recognize “the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world.” It is accompanied by the annual World Happiness Report that ranks countries by their happiness levels. This and other efforts today reveal that serious university professors, scientists, researchers, and policymakers are now studying happiness. But what is happiness exactly? This talk explores the latest research and provides tested pathways to get there, showing that emotional self-management in the context of a purpose-driven life, punctuated with occasional moments of joy or delight, generates what we call happiness and flourishing.
Main Speaker: Fred Edwords
Music: Enrique Infante
Fred Edwords is the former Executive Director for the American Humanist Association for 15 years. Humanist Celebrant Emeritus for the Humanist Society. He is now a retired AHA consultant.
He has held various positions in the secular community. He was the first president (2002-2005) of Camp Quest, Inc.He was also national director of the United Coalition of Reason from 2009-2015.
Edwords was recognized in the mid-1980s as Rationalist of the Year by the American Rationalist Federation and as a Humanist Pioneer by the American Humanist Association.
Musician Bio :
Enrique Infante is a native of Lima, Perú. He is a singer, songwriter, producer, author and multi-instrumentalist. He has played at Houston Oasis Sunday Gatherings many times previously. He has shared the stage with artists like Ruben Blades, Totó la Momposina, Tiempo Libre, Karlos Rosé, Toby Love, Miriam Cruz, Gilberto Santa Rosa, The Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Obie Bermúdez, Rosana, La Santa Cecilia, Grupo Niche, and Willie Colón, among many others. He has released 4 studio albums. For more information visit https://enriqueinfante.com/
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