Title of Presentation: The Tinman, Scarecrow, Lion, and Dorothy: Finding Community on the Yellow Brick Road
Date & Time: Saturday, June 1 3:00 pm
Location: Mission Bay E
Presentation Summary: Community. This word has been tossed around by freethinkers for years, but in the last year it has come to the forefront of our conversations. What is community? Should we seek out community? Is religion the only place where community is found? Or necessary? This talk will look at each of the above questions and share the four basic stages of community building, growing and maintaining.
Teresa MacBain holds the distinction of being the first female graduate of The Clergy Project, an invitation-only “safe house” of current and former ministers who no longer hold the supernatural beliefs of their religious traditions. She became a non-believer after more than 20 years of ministry. Teresa is currently serving as acting Executive Director for the Humanists of Florida Association and sits on the board of The Clergy Project. Teresa’s media appearances include CNN’s “Sunday Morning,” NPR, “The Alan Colmes Show,” “The O’Reilly Factor,” USA Today and the Washington Post. Her first book is due to be released this year.