Feb. 26th, 2015 - Movie Night: Constantine's Sword

Constantine's Sword is a historical documentary film produced by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Oren Jacoby. The film is inspired by former priest James P. Carroll's 2001 book Constantine's Sword.

Constantine’s Sword is the story of James P. Carroll's journey to uncover the roots of war. Carroll, a former Catholic priest whose father was a famous Air Force general, implies that there has been a relationship between religiously inspired violence and war, beginning with the adoption of Christianity by the Roman Emperor Constantine I in 312 AD. Carroll focuses on Catholic and evangelical anti-Judaism, and invokes the cross as a symbol of the long history of Christian xenophobic violence against Jews and non-Christians, from the Crusades, through the Roman Inquisition and the creation of the Jewish ghetto, to the Holocaust. Carroll also charges that there is an ongoing evangelical infiltration of the U.S. military, and that this has had  negative consequences for U.S. foreign policy.

When: Thursday, February 26th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Garden Room at The Commons (625 27 1/2 Road - park at the rear of the building and enter the external Garden Room entrance)

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Feb. 21st, 2015 - UniversiTea: Right To Die

Should people be allowed to legally choose when they end their own lives? Join us as we learn about and discuss end of life decisions, the right to die and various legal situations around our nation. Colorado legislators are trying to pass a bill that would require dying patients to get two doctors to sign off on their verbal and written request to end their lives.

UniversiTeas are an opportunity for philosophical discussion of typically challenging subjects in a friendly and relaxed environment. We provide a variety of hot teas and encourage people to feel free to bring their own food or drink.

When: Saturday, February 21st from 10 am - Noon

Where: Garden Room at The Commons (park in the parking lot at the rear of the building and enter through the external Garden Room entrance)

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Feb. 15th, 2015 - Cheering at Special Olympics Basketball Tournament

Humanists Doing Good will be cheering on athletes participating in the Special Olympics Basketball Tournament. We are asking everyone to bring large signs of support and come down to cheer for the athletes. We typically look for the games with the least amount of fan support and then cheer our lungs out for those games. Since this is a tournament, we're not able to provide an exact end time. If you are unable to stay for the full event, we still encourage you to come down for as long as you can be there.

Please wear your yellow volunteer shirts, if possible, but if you don't have a shirt we ask that you not let that stop you from joining us. We'll meet in recreation center gym, where opening ceremonies will take place at 8:15 am. You may want to consider bringing a lunch.

When: Sunday, February 15th from 8:30 am until approximately 3:30 pm (you can stay for as long or short as you need)

Where: Hamilton Recreational Center Gymnasium at CMU

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