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June General Meeting
Humanists of Utah is proud to welcome Jason Torpy, President of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers (MAAF) who will speak on the subject: Atheists in Foxholes, A virtual tour of religious and secular ethics and patriotism in war.
Mr. Torpy serves as the President of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers (MAAF), a national non-profit building community for atheists and humanists in the military. Mr. Torpy has held seats on the boards of the Secular Coalition for America and its Educational Fund, the American Humanist Association and its lobbying affiliates, and the Humanist Society. He serves as Endorsing Agent for the Humanist Society’s clergy, chaplain, and lay leader programs and has performed as a Celebrant for Humanist weddings and funerals including a military burial at Arlington National Cemetery.
After joining the military in 1994, Mr. Torpy has been active with the nontheist and humanist communities. He has addressed issues of separation of church and state and equal opportunity for nontheistic service members in Army basic training, Army parachutist training, military academy programs, and in combat situations. Mr. Torpy’s education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from West Point and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University. He is a Humanist Celebrant recognized by the Humanist Society.
The meeting will be held Thursday, June 13 at 7:30 PM in Eliot Hall at the First Unitarian Church located at 569 South 1300 East in Salt Lake City.
The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session and then by informal discussion with light refreshments. All interested persons are welcome, there is no admission charge but donations are always welcomed.
Please come and bring a friend.
Jared Anderson (MA, BCC) is endorsed by the AHA Humanist Society as a Chaplain, Celebrant, and Lay Leader. He provides rituals across the life span for birth, coming of age, and divorce, as well as weddings and funerals. He specializes in designing personalized ceremonies that integrate ideas from art, history and popular culture. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Humanists of Utah is a nonprofit organization supported in large part by dues paying members. Our other major source of funds comes from generous gifts, mostly from the same dues payers who give a little more. In February 2003, chapter member Marion Craig died and left HoU a bequest of $20,000. We invested this money in an endowment fund. The interest is still helping to pay for banquets, special events, etc. When you create your personal will please consider leaving a gift to Humanists of Utah.