One of the most challenging parts 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, the humanist chaplain at the University of Southern California, for a hopeful, truly provocative conversation.
For those of you with Christian backgrounds, you may think that name “Campolo” sounds familiar, and it is! Bart’s father is Tony Campolo, who was a big deal in religious circles back in the late 80’s. Being brought up in the church, Bart has some unique insights on community and why it is so important for secular communities to flourish. Bart has had an interesting journey from Christian to Humanist, you can read more about Bart here.
Donations this night will be taken on behalf of the The Humanist Chaplaincy at USC.