Date(s) - Friday, May 12
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Humanist Community is bringing the nation’s Highest Profile Evangelical-to-Humanist-Convert to Ventura County!
Don’t miss this!
This is our first event in cooperation with the Conejo Valley UU Fellowship’s “Community Forum” program.
One of the most challenging aspects of making the most of this life is facing the end of it. Whether contemplating our own demise, grieving the loss of a loved one or trying to help someone else come to grips with the reality of mortality, we secularists often struggle to think and talk about death in ways that are comforting and constructive. In contrast to our still-believing brethren, many secular communities don’t yet have the understanding, language and rituals we need to practically support each other in making sense of life’s most intimidating ultimate question. Join Bart Campolo, humanist chaplain at the University of Southern California, co-author of Why I Left, Why I Stayed and host of the Humanize Me podcast, for this hopeful, provocative conversation.
Admission is free but donations are gratefully appreciated. All funds go to support Bart’s Humanist Chaplaincy and our host CVUUF.
About Bart: Bart Campolo is a secular minister, speaker, and writer who currently volunteers as the Humanist Chaplain at the University of Southern California.Born and raised in suburban Philadelphia, Bart became an evangelical Christian as a teenager and was immediately attracted to urban ministry. After graduating from Brown University and serving as an urban youth pastor in Minneapolis, he returned to Philadelphia to found Mission Year, a national service organization which recruits young adults to live and work among the poor in inner-city neighborhoods.As he became an influential evangelical leader, however, Bart increasingly questioned his own faith. In 2005 he returned to street-level community building in inner-city Cincinnati, where he eventually completed his gradual transition from Christianity to secular humanism. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2014, Bart’s work has been focused on inspiring and equipping all kinds of people to make the most of their lives by actively pursuing loving relationships, social justice and a genuine sense of wonder.