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April 2018

Forum: Kanungu, Uganda 1998-2018; Christian Cult Massacre to Humanist Community

When: Sunday, April 29 2018 @ 11:00 AM - - 12:15PM
Where: Humanist House
1180 Coleman Ave.
San Jose, CA 95110

Kanungu village in southwest Uganda was the headquarters of a Catholic apocalyptic cult 20 years ago. The group was annihilated in March, 2000 when hundreds of brain-washed devotees were locked in the church and burned alive by the leaders. Today 25-30% of Kanungu has “no faith” - a startling statistic in this extremely religious nation. Hank Pellissier, director of the non-profit Brighter Brains Institute (BBI,, will explain how his organization (with the Kanungu Humanist Association, provides humanist education to the village’s children and adults, via a humanist curriculum and The Freethinker Library. BBI’s humanitarian work will also be described: a Humanist Community Garden, Tilapia Pond, Passion Fruit Farm, and emergency food delivery.

Brighter Brains Institute built BiZoHa: the "world's first atheist orphanage" in 2015 and it presently supports seven humanist schools in western Uganda.

After the Forum, please join us for a lunch at 12:30pm. The lunch is complimentary for first-time visitors and students.

This event is sponsored by Humanist Community in Silicon Valley

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