This meeting, of which the original announcement appears below, was quite successful. As Terry Cantrell was sick, Ted Webb stepped in as his replacement.
The meeting featured two circles of chairs. The inner circle consisted of the persons who led the discussion. The outer circle consisted of everyone else.
Margo Gunnarsen wondered why nothing was said in Humanist Manifesto III about extermination of other species. Leon Lefson wondered why left-of-center organizations don"t get together for a common purpose. Ted Webb brought up the strong support among evangelical Christians for the war in Iraq. We also discussed the relative merits of charitable work in helping the victims of poverty or injustice as opposed to working to prevent the victimization or poverty from occurring in the first place. Do we mop the floor or turn off the tap? Do we do both? There was a variety of opinions on all of these questions, but no clear consensus. Leon Lefson emphasized the importance of critical thinking in finding solutions to social and other problems.
Report prepared by Wayne Luney, Recorder