Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics (AHA)
"The Earth is Crying for Our Help" 
AHA Resource List for Oct. 6, 2022

ATHEISM

What is Atheism? https://www.atheists.org/activism/resources/about-atheism

Atheism is not an affirmative belief that there is no god nor does it answer any other question about what a person believes. It is simply a rejection of the assertion that there are gods. Atheism is too often defined incorrectly as a belief system. To be clear: Atheism is not a disbelief in gods or a denial of gods; it is a lack of belief in gods.

 

HUMANISM

“Defining an Action-Oriented Humanism.” By Luciano Gonzalez-Vega. https://thehumanist.com/commentary/defining-an-action-oriented-humanism

 

https://www.uuworld.org/articles/emerging-religious-humanism

 

UU Humanist Association. 

https://huumanists.org/

Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.

The UU Humanist Association strives to promote and extend the use of rational inquiry without supernatural considerations, followed by compassionate action in all human interactions. For over fifty years, the UU Humanists and its precursor organizations have celebrated the Humanist Manifesto(link is external)'s vision of a religion without gods through scholarship, teaching, promotion and advocacy - both within Unitarian Universalism and in the wider world.

Reason and Reverence: Religious Humanism for the Twenty-first Century. By William R. Murry. Skinner House, 2006. (UUA Bookstore)

 

AGNOSTICISM

https://www.uuworld.org/articles/if-there-god   

 Someone who does not know whether or not God exists. A weak Agnostic does not know if there is a God, but may feel they are still weighing evidence or will receive more evidence. A strong Agnostic believes it’s ultimately unknowable whether or not God exists.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Agnosticism&oldid=1106204449 

Agnosticism is the view or belief that the existence of God, of the divine or the supernatural is unknown or unknowable.  Another definition provided is the view that "human reason is incapable of providing sufficient rational grounds to justify either the belief that God exists or the belief that God does not exist."

 

CLIMATE CHANGE

USA Facts. State of the Earth in Numbers.  A data-driven portrait of America’s energy, climate, and environment. https://usafacts.org/earth-day-facts/.

 

The Drawdown

https://www.drawdown.org/

Project Drawdown is a nonprofit organization that seeks to help the world reach "drawdown"—as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible.

 

The Environmental Voter

https://www.environmentalvoter.org/get-involved

The Environmental Voter Project identifies millions of non-voting environmentalists and turns them into consistent voters.

 

Omaha Together One Community

https://otoc.org/?s=Climate  

 

Inflation Reduction Act

https://www.democrats.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/inflation_reduction_act_of_2022.pdf  (the 730 page version)

Inflation Reduction Act: Solar Energy and Energy Storage Provisions Summary, by Solar Energy Industries Association. (8 pages)

https://www.seia.org/sites/default/files/2022-08/Inflation%20Reduction%20Act%20Summary%20PDF%20FINAL.pdf

The Inflation Reduction Act Delivers Affordable Clean Energy for Nebraska

https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Nebraska.pdf

MICHAEL DOWD VIDEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nba7m6e7qE

“Sustainability 101: Ecology as Theology”, the video which served as the inspiration for the October 6, 2022 AHA program.

 

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

Science is Real - They Might Be Giants

 https://youtu.be/WEIkmMVe6rc

A scientific theory isn't just a hunch or guess--it's more like a question that's been put through a lot of tests." Directed by David Cowles and Andy Kennedy. From TMBGs new DVD/CD set Here Comes Science.

 

Books for children

Herbert, Megan and Mann, Michael. THE TANTRUM THAT SAVED THE WORLD. North Atlantic Books: 2022

Garcia, Gabi. WE ARE ALL CONNECTED/TODOS ESTAMOS CONECTADOS (Bilingual—English/Spanish).  Skinned Knee Publishing: 2022

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