The American Red Cross

Volunteering with Second Harvest Food Bank

  • When: Saturday, November 01, 2014 @ 11:30 am
  • Second Harvest Food Bank, 700 Edwards Avenue, New Orleans, LA view map

Here's a chance to do some community volunteering with a very needed, local organization. We'll do food sorting and packing in their warehouse and Saturdays are very coveted shifts, so we want to have a great turn out as the local humanists, right?

Many thanks to Glenn Pearl for taking the lead to organize this activity!

√  The warehouse is not climate controlled so please dress accordingly. Jeans, shorts and t-shirts are acceptable. It should be cooler in November, so come prepared.

√  Outside work is un-shaded, we have sunscreen available, but it is recommended to bring sunglasses, hats and any other necessary sun protection.

√  YOU MUST WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES! Anyone wearing flip-flops or sandals will not be permitted to work the shift.

√  Cold water bottles are available for all volunteers.

Minimum age to volunteer at Second Harvest is 9 years old.

We'll have more info the closer we get to November. 


Last Supper Dinner Club - 1st Tuesday in November

  • When: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
  • Reginelli's Pizzeria, 930 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA view map

After you've voted (it is Election Day, after all), treat yourself to a slice and more. We haven't had a pizza night in a long time and we should be able to have plenty of room for a fairly large group. Bring a friend and say hello. 

Street parking should be free at 6pm.

See Calendar for more information.


"Perspectives on the Existence of God and the Nature of Religious Knowledge"

  • When: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 @ 8:30 pm
  • Rogers Memorial Chapel, Tulane Campus, New Orleans, LA view map

Not everyone's cup of tea, but it might interest some of our members.

Please join the Tulane Philosophy Club and their panel of speakers as they share their perspectives and engage in an open discussion with each other and the audience on the existence of God and the nature of religious knowledge.

Bruce Fleury (Faculty, Biology)

Nancy Lawrence (Faculty, Philosophy)

Sarah Rivkin (Director of Chabad Center)

Rabbi Yochanan Rivkin (Director of Chabad Center)

Will Tabor (RUF Campus Minister)

Richard Velkley (Faculty, Philosophy) 

Come with your friends, your questions, and your search for meaning! Free and open to the public.


"Family Values in the Age of Autonomy"

  • When: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
  • Liberal Arts Building, Room #236, UNO Lakefront Campus, New Orleans, LA view map

Can family law continue to enforce traditional family values? Presented by Tulane Law School Dean David Meyer.

Meyer’s lecture, “Family Values in the Age of Autonomy,” couldn't be more timely, as it comes on the heels of court decisions around the country overturning the laws concerning same-sex marriage. Meyer, who specializes in family and constitutional law, will review recent developments in constitutional doctrine expanding autonomy rights and explore what role remains for the enforcement of majoritarian values through family law. 

See Calendar for more information.


Save Our Cemeteries Maintenance & Cleanup - Carrollton Cemetery

  • When: Saturday, November 08, 2014 @ 10:00 am
  • Carrollton Cemetery, 1701 Hilary St., New Orleans, LA view map

A popular activity for our NOSHA Social Aid & Pleasure Club volunteers ...

The Carrollton Cemetery cleanup will be from 9 AM to noon.  We will meet at the Adams St. gate.  It is a residential neighborhood, so on-street parking should not be a problem.

Gloves, trash bags, clippers, bottled water, sunscreen and bug repellent will be provided by Save Our Cemeteries.

Sturdy close-toed shoes are recommended.

This is the description of the cemetery:

"Established in 1849, Carrollton Cemetery is owned and operated by the city. The growing suburb of Carrollton was incorporated in 1845 and historian William H. Williams, writing in 1876, described the cemetery:

“A cemetery was established as an appendage to the town government, and owned by the corporation. It is situated in the rear of town, formed by the sedimentary deposit from the waters of the Macarty crevasse. The height of the land renders it suitable for burying in the ground – the most pleasant and beautiful as well as the most permanent mode of preserving our dead. The grounds are now becoming handsomely improved with tombs, trees, shrubbery, and flowers. The dead of forty years lie reposing here; many, it is true, now wholly neglected and forgotten; while on the other hand, the honored and well remembered names here scattered around on marble, are so many and so familiar to us all, that we feel, in the walks in our cemetery, as if we were moving in the midst of our friends.”

See Calendar for more information.


"New Orleans Humanist Perspective" or better known as NOSHA TV!

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We want to plug what we consider to be a real feather in our cap or gem in our crown (or whatever you want to call it) as a secular humanist organization that has grown over 15 years. Very few groups of our size can say they have a television show that has been around over ten years now.

"New Orleans Humanist Perspective" is the brain-child of Harry Greenberger, President Emeritus of NOSHA. He's been taping interviews with two people per month with only a few exceptions - and those absences were because he fell down on a wet marble bathroom floor and broke his leg a few years ago. So, he's a stalwart television producer and personality unlike many you'll ever meet in the Community TV realm!

He is able to find the most unusual and interesting people and prepares skillfully for a complete show. From his intro to his last few seconds, he makes it look easy. He has opened his chair to a couple of guest hosts who've stepped in from time to time so he can relax for a while (most recently, NOSHA Vice-President, Jim Dugan has become his pinch hitter), but it's always a treat when he brings up his next guest or inquires about our opinion of potential topics. He's recently completed his 172nd interview and it's an understatement to say that we're proud and honored to have his energy on our board.

You can can catch this show on COX Channel 76 on Sundays at 2:30pm, on YouTube, at the NOSHA website or on Vimeo. Check it out and let us know what you think.

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Humanists reject superstitious beliefs.

Instead, we can make sense of the world using reason, experience and shared values.

We can make the best of life by creating meaning and purpose for ourselves, and choosing to take responsibility for our actions.

It is important to act morally towards others, not because of a divine imperative, but because people have inherent dignity.

We have only one life, it is our responsibility to make it a good life, and to live it well.

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