NOSHA Hits the High Seas ~ Cruise With Us!
- When: Saturday, November 29, 2014 @ 1:00 pm
- Cruise Terminal, 100 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, LA view map
Ahoy, or something like that!
Members of NOSHA will be on this 5-day Carnival cruise at the end of November. We regret that the timing may not be convenient for every schedule. However, the starting price of an interior cabin is appealing ($299 and up) which makes this one of the most affordable cruises between the major holidays.
Check here for the itinerary and room selections! (You will need to go through their online reservation process which will be identified at the website. This is only an info page, so you know the details that you will be selecting.)
If you've never taken a cruise, then trying out 5-days is an easy start. For the price, you can't take a land vacation that includes all the food, hotel and amenities for less than this per day. And someone else is doing all the driving (well, sailing) for a change.
But don 't worry, this will be relaxed! There won't be any requirements or secret handshakes. We will set a short meetup event on each day at sea for anyone wishing to visit with fellow NOSHANs , but otherwise, you are encouraged to do what you and your family enjoys. It's your getaway! But chances are you will meet some nice people who enjoy doing some of the same things.
If you have any questions, please feel free to post.
NOSHA Winter Solstice Party ~ An Elfin' Good Time
- When: Saturday, December 20, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
- Greenberger's on Bayou St. John, 4314 Bancroft Drive, New Orleans, LA view map
In lieu of our regular monthly meeting, please join us for our annual festive Winter Solstice party to celebrate the holidays! It is our time to enjoy good friends, good food and goodwill, so we welcome all supporters of our organization to join in the fun!
This will be a potluck event, so we are asking all guests to bring a dish to share. Please send your RSVP to email@example.com to advise that you will attend and what you plan to bring from the following suggestions:
• Favorite entree
• Salads - tossed green, fruit, pasta, etc.
• Sides - vegetables, potatoes, etc.
• Fruits, cheeses, crackers
As part of our HumanLight participation, we'll once again collect canned goods and other non-perishable foods for Second Harvest Food Bank. Please take a look at their list here to put together your donation bag.
HumanLight is a celebration of "a Humanist's vision of a good future." We celebrate a positive approach to the coming new year through the lens of secular humanism.
See Calendar for more information.
Do Unto Others: Are we teaching citizens what the First Amendment really means anymore?11/22/2014
It seems that officials at the Saint Mary Parish public schools are getting some sense about endorsing religion. If so, Saint Mary Parish is standing far ahead of many other Louisiana schools.
Apparently, a Morgan City high school recently had a mandatory assembly for Veterans’ Day, and an invited guest led that assembly in an explicitly Christian prayer. This, of course, is unambiguously illegal. A student complained to the American Humanist Association, which sent a letter to the district, threatening legal action. The district superintendent was quick to state that the prayer fell outside of district policy. One can only hope that this settles the matter.
Perhaps of more interest than the school’s malfeasance itself was the reaction of many Louisianan’s to the news coverage. The Advocate newspaper reported on the incident on November 19th, and online comments were loaded with howls of protest from religious believers. “It is our right to prayer. Why do we have to give up our right?” asked one writer. Another asserted, “this is America. God bless America and in God we trust. If we want to pray, we will do so. You don’t like it, just leave.” “Release her name [and] see how soon this will end!” demanded another. One boldly recommended, “find out who she is and send her ass up north! Screw those people! Why should the so few have power over the majority?” One writer asked, “where does it say that you can't pray in schools?”
New Episodes - The New Orleans Humanist Perspective
Program #175: Tameka Norris & Keene Kopper11/15/2014
Program #174: Brooke Anderson11/15/2014
Watch more episodes on our Media page.