Lunch Discussion: When is Violence a Humanist Response?

The Humanist Manifesto III states that "humanists long for and strive toward a world of mutual care and concern, free of cruelty and its consequences, where differences are resolved cooperatively without resorting to violence." However, it does not advocate the type of absolute pacifism that is espoused by groups like Quakers, Memnonites, and other "peace churches." So, when are violent actions from groups or individuals a proper Humanist response?

Under what conditions is military action appropriate from a Humanist perspective?

Can Humanists be conscientious objectors?

Are there any circumstances where violent acts are justified outside of self defense? (Yeah, we'll touch on Nazi-punching, which has been a hot topic on social media and the Blogosphere.)

We will also discuss concepts of non-physical violence.

As usual, you'll be able to join in on the shared pizza and salad (vegan pizza option available for both) for $6 cash, or you can order anything off the menu and pay with cash or credit. There is plenty of free street parking in the area.

I look forward to seeing you there!

June 11, 2017 at 11:00am - 1:30pm
Pies On Pizzeria
102 Pine St
Catasauqua, PA 18032
United States
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Jason Brocious ·

Will you come?