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Call from the HAPI Mothership…


Author(s): Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Publication (Outlet/Website): Medium (Humanist Voices)

Publication Date (yyyy/mm/dd): 2018/01/21

IHEU, or the International Humanist and Ethical Union, will host, alongside Humanist Alliance Philippines International (HAPI) three events. From March through April, in about a 30-day period, IHEU and HAPI will host the Café Humaniste three-part series — and in English, though title to the contrary — with the first event on March 10.

The theme for the first event will be “Humanism and Science” with speakers Nikko Dy Guaso and Arturo Alvarez. Guaso’s talk is entitled “Space, Time and Humanity.” He looks at the advancement and development of humanity’s intellect tied to a thirst for knowledge about the cosmos around us. This will connect to an exploration of the universe and humanity.

Alvarez’s speech will be called “Climate Reality: Humanism and Ecology.” The talk will look at the climate challenges faced by humanity as well as humanistic ecology with an introduction of the Climate Reality project.

The next event will happen on March 24 with Jan Erik Villa and Hermogenes Gacho speaking on “Humanism through Arts” and “Cultural Diversity and Modernization,” respectively. These are cultural looks into the world of humanism. Villa is the Rekindle PH program coordinator, who will show how art can help express ourselves and ideas we all as the use of art for the promotion of humanistic ideals.

Gacho’s speech will look into the ways that effects and impacts of cultural diversity in addition to the change to our lives from the modernization of the world. This will look further not only from the past to the present but also into the future.

The final day, April 7, will focus on Alvin John Ballares and his presentation of the HAPI book entitled From Superstition to Reason: A Journey Towards Humanism. This talk will focus on hi transition from a theist pastor into a secular humanist.

FREE ENTRY for all events. Café Humaniste in the Philippines (1/3) Café Humaniste in the Philippines (2/3) Café Humaniste in the Philippines (3/3) Location: Tippy’s Bistro 10th Lacson St. Bacolod City, 6100 For more info, send your questions in the event page or via email to


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