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How to Sustain Humanity, Advance our Civilization, and Succeed as a Species

Humanity must enter into a completely new understanding of the reality in which we exist. The window of opportunity to make the necessary and monumental shift in thinking is small compared to the large obstacles in our current belief systems — political, economic, social, and religious — that must be dissolved. Yet, this must happen if we and all the life forms that share this jewel of a planet are going to survive.

Joseph R. Simonetta earned a BS in Business Logistics from Penn State Univ, and then achieved an MS of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School where he studied ethics, global environmental problems, world religions, cosmology, and evolutionary biology. He also studied at Yale Divinity School. He also holds an MS of Architecture from the Univ. of Colorado.

Born in Bethlehem, PA, to an immigrant blue-collar steelworker and his wife, he was raised in the shadows of the blast furnaces of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation.
He has since lived for significant amounts of time in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Florida, Greece, New Zealand, and Ecuador.

He has been an Army officer, professional athlete, entrepreneur and businessman, architectural designer, real estate developer, home builder, environmental activist, author, speaker, senior editor of the World Business Academy, twice a nominee for the U.S. Congress, and once a nominee for the U.S. presidency (Democratic Party National Convention, New York City, 1992).
Intermittently, he wrote a mix of fiction and nonfiction books about humanity and the state of the world. He serves on the board of directors of The Secular Community.
At the 2023 U.S. National Senior Games held in Pittsburgh, PA in July 2023, he won the gold medal in the Sprint Triathlon in his age division, 80-84. For stories about this, Google “Joe Simonetta triathalon.”

As a young man, disturbed at the extraordinary amount of unrelenting suffering in the world, he vowed to himself to do something to alleviate it.

This program will take place both in-person (at 12:30PM) and online (at 1PM), via Zoom, the speaker will be on Zoom. The in-person event will be held at Pinnacle Living, 45 Forts Ferry Road in Latham, NY, it is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available at the in-person meeting before the speaker’s presentation.

For the online venue current paid CDHS members will automatically receive an invite to the on-line meeting via email. ANYONE WHO IS NOT A CURRENT PAID MEMBER of CDHS CAN Attend Online. Send an e mail request to: CDHS.Albany@gmail.com. Please send the request several days prior. Or you may log onto our Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/Capital-District-Humanist-Society/ then click on JOIN, then click on ATTEND, and use the RSVP function, and the link will be available.