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Join us for a conversation on the challenging ethics of international service with Conor Robinson, founder of the Humanist volunteer initiative The Pathfinders Project.

Many Humanists affirm values of service and support, across lines of not only religious difference but international borderlines as well. But how can we most effectively engage in volunteerism? Mindful of the violent history of Columbus Day, the Humanist Chaplaincy at Tufts wants to explore the critical challenges of international intervention and support, and challenge our inclinations towards what might be the best ways to go about building a better world.

Conor Robinson is the founder of the Pathfinders Project, a forerunner to the Humanist Service Corps program he’s preparing to launch through the Foundation Beyond Belief. Join the Tufts Chaplaincy in Goddard Chapel as Conor gives a short talk on lessons he’s learned from his work with Pathfinders, followed by a conversation with Humanist in Residence Walker Bristol and an open Q&A from the audience. We’ll explore the ethical challenges of international volunteering, intersections with interfaith organizing, and what this idea of “Humanist service” means in our modern world.

Conor is a humanist speaker and activist from Los Angeles, California. Conor was the recipient of Foundation Beyond Belief’s 2014 Humanist Visionary award, and he is now working with the Foundation to launch the Humanist Service Corps. He says: “My goal as a humanist activist is not just to draw humanists into service abroad, but to encourage all nonreligious folks to volunteer more effectively wherever they are.”

The event will take place in Goddard Chapel at 7pm on Monday, October 13th. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend.

For more details or questions, contact Walker Bristol ( or Zach Cole ( RSVP to the event on Facebook at