Community Minus Dogma: Sunday Assembly

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From Indie Bohemians:

This week’s guest is Amy Boyle. Amy is a director for the Los Angeles Chapter of Sunday Assembly. Sunday Assembly is a secular organization that celebrates life and exchanges ideas. Basically, it encompasses the community organizing that churches do, minus the religious narrative. From their website:

“The Sunday Assembly was started by Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans, two comedians who were on the way to a gig in Bath when they discovered they both wanted to do something that was like church but totally secular and inclusive of all—no matter what they believed.

The first ever Sunday Assembly meeting took place on January 6th 2013 at The Nave in Islington. Almost 200 people turned up at the first meeting, 300 at the second and soon people all over the world asked to start one.

Now there are over 70 Sunday Assembly chapters in 8 different countries where people sing songs, hear inspiring talks, and create community together.

Why do we exist? Life is short, it is brilliant, it is sometimes tough, we build communities that help everyone live life as fully as possible.”

Ron Placone and Amy discuss her upbringing, what lead her to Sunday Assembly, what it means to be an atheist versus agnostic, why Sunday Assembly is not simply an “Atheist Church” and much more!

Also in this episode: Ron Placone and Carmen Morales discuss Donald Trump’s 2nd Amendment comments, revisit the election and the NFL.