I Secularist Humanist Congress of Brazil
September 8th - morning
I arrived to the building of the Medical Doctors Association of Rio Grande do Sul, revenue to the I Secular Humanist Congress of Brazil (CHS2012) and it felt like home. It was great meeting up some many beloved people with whom, until then, I had been in touch by the Internet alone!
Åsa delivered a touching speech about her path from Astrology to Atheism, including her grandparents and great-grandparents' atheist thinking and attitude, with special attention to Finland, her family's homeland. It was exciting to learn that a friend of the grandparents' and his wife were responsible for the celebration of the first civil marriage in Finland, it is, without the presence of a pastor or priest. Åsa's speech is available (in Portuguese) on her blog HERE.
The I Secularist Humanist Congress of Brazil was organized by LiHS with the sponsorship of HIVOS, IHEU, AAI and the suport of O Bule Voador, Studio Clio, Sociedade Racionalista and Coletivo Ácido Cético.