Our aim is to build a supportive community of people who share a vision of society based on our core values: honesty, justice, compassion, responsibility, and courage. This community promotes these values by engaging in important social issues, seeking to both understand them and take action on them. We are committed to working toward a more ethical society and a world that lives by humanist values.

March 1: Martha Werman, “On Dying Consciously”

Martha WermanDeath is a mystery. Many of us fear death. Death is also seen as a failure.

In our culture we have only recently begun to speak openly about this formerly “taboo” topic and express our wishes about how we want to experience our own death. Cultural traditions vary, but many of them believe at least a part of us survives in some way, and there is much testimony on life after death from near-death experiences. We have no map to follow in the transition from life to death.

Martha will describe the Dying Consciously movement in its significance for us, and touch upon resources available to everyone.