Humanism and Our Civic Lives

Humanism’s central focus is to create the kind of world we want to live in – one that works for the well-being of all and the sustainability of the planet. In this talk, Audrey will make the case that engagement in civic life is the duty and the calling of humanists. And democracy demands that we bring our secular values of freedom of expression, universal human rights, the pursuit of reason, and the integrity of science into the public square.

Our speaker Audrey Kingstrom completed a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary (1981) in NYC intending to become a Lutheran minister, but instead became an atheist.  While working in educational publishing for a number of years, Audrey pursued a Masters in education from Teachers College, Columbia University then went on to teach in NYC for  several years.  A Minnesota native, Audrey returned to her home-state with her husband and sons in the mid-nineties and discovered humanism at the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis.  Currently Audrey is an active member of and volunteer for both FUS and HumanistsMN.  She is endorsed by the Humanist Society as a Humanist Celebrant.