January 17, 2013
Center for Inquiry – Long Island is pleased to announce its 2013 Secular Parenting Forum, a day-long conference for parents and educators. This year’s conference is jointly produced by CFI-LI and the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island.
Recent polls indicate that as many as 1 in 5 Americans identify as non-religious, atheist, or agnostic. As a result, an increasing number of children are growing up in families that do not observe religious practices, or in which the beliefs of at least one parent are significantly different from the other. How will this affect our society as these kids grow to adulthood? How do families cope with mixed (or no) faiths? Will a generation of children raised without a god grow up to be criminals? CFI-LI and EHSLI feel that these are questions worthy of discussion.
Both CFI-LI and EHSLI believe in strong family values and the importance of teaching children the importance of compassion, respect, and social responsibility. This conference is presented to help foster a society that encourages open debate and critical thought, as well as investing in the future for our children.
EVENT DATE: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 2013
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
TITLE: “Secular Parenting Forum”
LOCATION: Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island, 38 Old Country Road, Garden City, NY
AVAILABILITY: FREE to members of CFI-LI and/or EHSLI
$15.00 Non-Member Advance Registration
$20.00 Admission on the Day of the Event
Contact: Amy Frushour Kelly
Center for Inquiry is a global non-profit organization dedicated to science, reason, and secular values. CFI–Long Island provides monthly educational forums on science, skepticism, ethics and technology, as well as community outreach and social networking opportunities. For more information, visit www.centerforinquiry.net.
Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island was founded in 1950 to provide a community that fosters the non-theistic religious humanism belief that each and every individual has moral worth and is deserving of both dignity and respect, as well as promoting social responsibility and freedom of thought. For more information, visit www.ehsli.org.