—  Aaron Rabinovitz | The Secular Paradox: Challenges for Community Organizing Among Nonbelievers | Music : Jes Schneider | Weekly Sunday Gathering June 16 2024 —  The Montrose Center 401 Branard St #106, Houston, TX 77006

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Main Talk: The Secular Paradox: Challenges for Community Organizing Among Nonbelievers 

Main Speaker: Aaron Rabinovitz

Music :  Jes Schneider

Main Talk Description:

Nonbelievers sometimes struggle with anxiety and resistance towards crucial aspects of community organizing because they associate those aspects with religion. In particular, nonbelievers struggle with requiring that community members commit to shared rituals, beliefs, and values. This resistance creates significant challenges for secular community organizers, who often feel forced to decide which aspects of community they want to emphasize, knowing that the resulting group will seem “too much like religion” to some potential members. The goal of this talk is to help organizers identify versions of this problem in their communities and provide them tools for helping their community members feel comfortable embracing all the features needed for a flourishing community.

Speaker Bio :

Aaron Rabinowitz is a lecturer in philosophy at Rutgers University, and host of the Embrace The Void and Philosophers in Space podcast.

Musician Bio:

Jes Schneider is a highly talented singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer based in Houston, Texas. With an innate ability to infuse his self-written tunes with elements of rock, blues, country, and folk, Jes delivers powerful vocals that deeply resonate with his audience. His profound passion for music shines through in every composition, creating an authentic and captivating musical experience. Combining his rich artistic vision, Jes continues to leave an enduring impact on the industry, solidifying his position as a remarkable artist and a driving force in the world of music.

Doors open for coffee and conversation at 10:00 AM.  The program starts at 10:30 AM.

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The Montrose Center 

401 Branard St #106

Houston, TX 77006

We are on the first floor of the Montrose Center (One level above the ground floor) in room #107 across from the elevators. You will need to take either the stairs or the elevator to get to Floor 1

COVID-19 Policy:

Harris County is back at Level 1- Low. Therefore we are relaxing our mask requirements. Masks are now optional for all. **We are continuing to monitor the COVID situation and these rules are subject to change View our Covid Policy at https://www.houstonoasis.org/covid-19-policy

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