Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 1:30 PM: Aid-in-Dying and other End-of-Life Choices
Guest Speaker: Ethan Andersen of Compassion & Choices NJ
Ethan Andersen will discuss the Aid-in-Dying for the Terminally Ill Act, a piece of New Jersey legislation that would allow terminally ill, mentally competent adults the choice to self-administer a medication that would end their lives in a peaceful and dignified way. He will outline the various religious bodies and advocacy groups that actively fight against passage of the legislation, and the actions we can take to help the bill become law in New Jersey. We will also show excerpts from the documentary How to Die in Oregon which won the Sundance Film Festival's U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Award in 2011.
Current law in NJ relating to advance directives.
Free and open to the public. A Q&A session will follow the talk, and petitions will be available to sign.
Ethan Andersen is a Field Organizer for Compassion & Choices, the nation's leading End of Life Choice advocacy organization. He is also a Senior majoring in Finance at Rutgers University, and a lifelong humanist.
Franklin Township Library
485 DeMott Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 7:00 PM: Monthly Dinner
Come out for dinner and camaraderie with fellow humanists and atheists in your area! Always an interesting conversation and new participants are always welcome. If you're new, just tell the staff you're with the meetup group.
If you know you're coming in advance, please RSVP for the event on Meetup or Facebook. Use one of the links to the right.
Monthly dinners are now the first Tuesday of each month.
1337 Route 1 South
North Brunswick, NJ
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NJHN is now a partner of the Foundation Beyond Belief.
FBB Mission: To demonstrate humanism at its best by supporting efforts to improve this world and this life, and to challenge humanists to embody the highest principles of humanism, including mutual care and responsibility.
Foundation Beyond Belief is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation created to focus, encourage and demonstrate the generosity and compassion of atheists and humanists. Ten charitable organizations are selected per quarter, one in each of the following cause areas:
As a Partner, NJHN will help raise funds for designated causes through donations, hosting fundraisers, and by encouraging our members to join FBB as individual members. If you are currently a member of FBB, your monthly donation can accrue to the total for NJHN as well. Just log in to your FBB account, select Manage Donation in the right sidebar, and scroll to the bottom of the page. A dropdown menu allows you to link to NJHN. If not you can join FBB, then select NJHN from the dropdown menu.
One hundred percent of the funds we raise will go to the causes we designate. The slate of beneficiaries changes each quarter and Foundation Partners are an important voice in helping choose future charities.
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NJ Turnpike western spur SB, just past 15W
Widespread intellectual and moral docility may be convenient for leaders in the short term, but it is suicidal for nations in the long term. One of the criteria for national leadership should therefore be a talent for understanding, encouraging, and making constructive use of vigorous criticism.
- Carl Sagan
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- from Humanist Manifesto III
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