Clergy who don’t believe in organized religion? Humanists think 2017 is their time to grow.
Julie Zauzmer, Washington Post
The name of the gathering almost sounded like an oxymoron: the “Humanist Clergy Collaboratory.”
A meeting to organize religious leaders — for people who don’t believe in organized religion?
“Well,” Amanda Poppei joked, “some people would say we’re not that organized.”
But the humanist clergy — spiritual leaders for people who don’t like to talk about God but do like to gather for a moral purpose — are trying to get a lot more organized. The “collaboratory,” which Poppei hosted at Washington Ethical Society, the 73-year-old humanist congregation that she leads in Northwest Washington, brought together about 40 of them for a first-of-its-kind gathering of non-religious clergy.
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