Everyday Humanism - Dale McGowan

Everyday Humanism - Dale McGowan

6. Humanism and the Expression of Love

Everyday Humanism - Dale McGowan

Anne Klaeysen [+-]
Columbia University
Anne Klaeysen, in addition to her work at New York Society of Ethical Culture, was the first Humanist Chaplain at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY and now serves the Barnard College community at Columbia University as Humanist Religious Life Advisor. A graduate of the Humanist Institute, she is now co-Dean of the Institute. Klaeysen was Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island from 2002 to 2008. She holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Hebrew Union College, Master’s degrees in Business Administration from New York University and in German from the State University of New York at Albany, and studied at the University of Wuerzburg in Germany. Klaeysen represents the American Ethical Union on the Board of Governors of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice and is an active participant in Empire State Pride in the Pulpit, New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty, the Interfaith Peace Alliance, and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.


Contrary to popular perceptions, humanism maintains a deep regard for the emotionally charged connections between individuals and groups. It has an abiding interest in and response to the nature of human life meaning revolving around practices of love. This chapter provides attention to the manner in which humanism informs and influences the nature and meaning of human connection.

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Klaeysen, Anne. 6. Humanism and the Expression of Love. Everyday Humanism. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 85-99 Nov 2014. ISBN 9781781790458. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=20496. Date accessed: 14 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.20496. Nov 2014

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