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Tea and Mortality at the NOSHA Death Cafe!

  • When: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
  • Where: Conference Room at the Myrtle Banks Bldg., 1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA view map

It's one of the hardest topics left to discuss in society and if secular people can't talk about it, who can, right?!

At a Death Cafe people will gather to 'eat cake, drink tea' and discuss death. Strangers, friends, and strangers who will become friends are all welcome to join in to share your thoughts on this important and inevitable issue.

Our objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives. 

Death Cafe is a group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. PLEASE NOTE: It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session. It will be a respectful and confidential space and we have no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action. 

We just want to start the conversation and see where it takes us!


Is anyone going to Gateway to Reason in St. Louis?

  • When: Friday, July 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am
  • Where: Holiday Inn Route 66, 10709 Watson Rd, St. Louis, MO view map

NOSHA member Clay Richard was interested in going up to this regional atheist conference and he wondered if anyone else might be planning to attend.

The three-day event will be loaded with something for everyone. Here are a few you might recognize -- Mandisa Thomas, Phil Ferguson, Seth Andrews, Stephanie Renee Guttormsom. This year also includes a board game playing area (bring your own games) and chance to take a helicopter tour of the city. 

There are around 30 speakers planned so far. There are special ticket prices for students and groups are available. Contact for more details.

You can find out more here:


Astrophysics for People In A Hurry - NOSHA Book Club

  • When: Thursday, August 03, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
  • Where: To Be Determined, TBD, New Orleans, LA view map

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? Today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos, so Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

We'll look forward to discussing Astrophysics for People In A Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson!


Last Supper Dinner Club - August

  • When: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
  • Where: Wasabi Lakeview, 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans, LA view map

Dine with the Deniers!

Join us for a change of scenery. Spacious and good parking will make for a lovely last supper evening. Check out the menu here:

As always, please use Meetup to RSVP. We need to have accurate numbers to tell the restaurant. If you can't join us, just be polite and mark yourself "no", even up to the last minute.  


Guest Speaker: Anthony Radosti with the Metropolitan Crime Commission

  • When: Saturday, August 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
  • Where: Jefferson Parish Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA view map

Our August program will be presented by Anthony “Tony” Radosti,  a former police detective and Vice President of the Metropolitan Crime Commission, (MCC), a nonprofit watchdog group.

The MCC is a 501 (c)(3), privately funded, citizens’ organization dedicated to exposing public corruption and improving the administration of justice in order to improve the quality of life for all citizens.

Their goal is to fight crime and corruption in the metropolitan area with a strategy of investigating wrongdoing, being a conduit for citizens to report information, supporting legislative initiatives, and by bringing accountability and transparency to the criminal justice system through research.

Many thanks to Marty Bankson, NOSHA board secretary, for organizing this informative and interesting event.


New Episodes - The New Orleans Humanist Perspective

Humanst Perspective 232 Camp Quest

Jim Dugan interviews Beth Deith about her experience as a camp counselor at Camp Quest, a summer camp for young people from families without religion.

Posted on 2017-07-19T18:42:34+00:00

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