Saturday, October 31, 2009

Undeterred --

Sunsara Taylor will give talk on
"Morality Without Gods"
Sunday Nov. 1st in Chicago

It’s still not too late for the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago to do the right thing.

Keep sending your letters to EHSC at and let them know why you think they should honor their original invitation to Sunsara Taylor to speak on "Morality Without Gods" at 10:30 a.m Sunday morning, November 1st at the Society.

Sunsara will be there, available and prepared to speak to all who want to hear her.

If, however, the Ethical Humanist Society persists in its shameful cancelation of her presentation on Sunday 10:30 a.m., Sunsara will be giving her talk on “Morality Without Gods” in exile at the Evanston home of an EHSC member who has opened her doors to welcome Sunsara and all those who wish to hear her originally scheduled talk. The talk in exile will begin at 11:00 am to allow people to get there from EHSC.

For more information and details call Revolution Books at 773/489-0930 or email

[We would appreciate receiving copies of what you send to EHSC at -- your statement will not be made public without your permission]
Original Description of Sunsara Taylor’s Talk on
Morality Without Gods

We live in a time of moral crises. The moral crises is NOT, as the Christian fascists like to constantly insist, because of "abortionists, the ACLU, homosexuals, and science instructors who teach evolution." This moral crises exists because the stability and way of life of millions of people are being disrupted by the effects of imperialist globalization. Around the world: massive global migrations, the rise of a trans-national sex slave trade consuming millions of young women and girls, the wars and widespread use of torture by the U.S., and the increases disparity between the obscenely wealthy and the billions who have been cast into desperation, poverty and disease with no hope of a decent life. Here in the U.S.: the loss of millions of stable middle class jobs, an influx of immigrants from around the world, the entering of women into the workforce in the last generation, and the development of a violent and bigoted movement with Christian fundamentalism woven into its core.

Why have these changes led to a resurgence of reactionary fundamentalist religion here and all over the world?

How do we counter that with a secular morality of our own?

Sunsara Taylor has traveled the country and reported on the rise of Christian fascism. She has also written and spoken about the way that U.S. imperialist wars and aggression and reactionary Islamic fundamentalism have reinforced each other, even while opposing each other. In this work she has drawn on the framework and themes developed by Bob Avakian, the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, including in his path-breaking work, Away With All Gods! Unchaining the Mind and Radically Changing the World. In this talk, Taylor will bring alive many of the themes spoken to by Avakian in Away With All Gods to answer these questions and to explore communist morality as a real and viable alternative: a morality rooted in, and serving as a guide to get to, a world without men oppressing women, without a handful accumulating vast wealth at the expense of the many, without white people lording it over people of color, without one country trying to run the whole globe, and a world where critical thought and the scientific pursuit of the truth, as well as artistic and intellectual ferment and the flourishing of individuality, are fostered.

posted by Sunsara Taylor at 11:30 PM


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