Episode #8 - My American Life

Tony Martin is a long-time member of HALA and a lifelong resident of Detroit, Michigan. In his presentation, entitled "My American Life”, he speaks about his experience of growing up in Detroit and living as a person of colour in America, from the period of the civil rights movement in the 1960s to the present Trump era.

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Episode #7 - Mindfulness for Mind Control?

We discuss the talk by Monica Tomlinson titled: Where Eastern Tradition Meets Western Science: Mindfulness and its Application in Psychotherapy.

We discuss how mindfulness is related to stoicism along with mind control, capitalism, and religion. We also have some tips for mindfulness practices and our upcoming events.

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Episode #6 - Mindfulness: Not Just For Hippies

Monica Tomlinson is currently completing her PhD in clinical psychology at Western University. The title of her presentation is: Where Eastern Tradition Meets Western Science: Mindfulness and its Application in Psychotherapy. The “third wave” of psychotherapy has incorporated mindfulness meditation as a psychological approach for putting space between thoughts, emotions, and behaviour. In this talk, she will offer an overview of mindfulness, introduce us to mindfulness meditation, and briefly describe how she has applied mindfulness to non-clinical groups (e.g., those with chronic pain, parents) and clinical groups (e.g., individuals suffering from psychosis).

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Episode #5 - The Gay Agenda

It's Pride season where cities across the world are celebrating the LGBTQ community. We discuss what LGBTQ stands for, why there are pride parades, and the police. Also, someone is getting married! 

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Episode #4 - We're Not Allowed to Invade the US

Following Dr. Charles Jones lecture on patriotism, Brad, Celina, Kenny, Sherry, and Will spent a long time discussion the topic. This episode runs a little long with the occasional rants. But let us know what you think in the comments section on the Humanist Agenda website.

Episode #3 - Patriotism for "Countryist"?

In this episode, Dr. Charles Jones discuss how we should think about patriotism. Patriots love their country and show special concern for their compatriots. But is patriotism morally legitimate? Loyalty to country or nation seems to be a powerful value, but putting your country first seems to violate equal concern for all human beings.

Dr. Charles Jones is a professor of political science at Western University. He specializes in contemporary political theory and the history of political thought, with an emphasis on global justice, human rights, freedom, and equality.

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