Douglas Peary was raised as a Conservative Baptist Fundamentalist Christian in Washburn, Maine and raised on a potato farm. His parents where wonderful, loving, people but they were misled by Ministers. Douglas attended Starr King School For Religious Leadership during his 30's. He was ordained as a UU Minister in 1979 and was certified as a Humanist Celebrant in the following year. He became a Federal Labor investigator with the National Labor Relations Board for 30 years. During that time he began to study and write presentations on Humanist Heroes. He also became a founding member of the Humanists of Connecticut in 1989. He has been Vice President for many years and has been President. Douglas retired from the Government on 3/31/10. Joyce, the mother of his children died of Cancer in 1996. Their son Brett is a Monbusho Scholar, at Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan. He has a relationship with Yuri, a Japanese Woman. Douglas and Joyce's daughter Brita in married to Devin Chambers and they have a son Jayse (similar to Joyce). Douglas married Gabriella, a retired educator in 2008 after over 8 years together.
Humanist Heroes for Teenage to Senior Citizen Religious Skepticsby Rev. Douglas Kenneth Peary
"Mr. Peary, Thank you for your excellent book, 'Humanist Heroes.' It is an important contribution to Humanism." By William R. Murry, past President of Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago and Minister emeritus of the River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Bethesda, MD. He is the author of "A Faith for All Seasons: Liberal Religion and the Crises's of Life; Reason and Reverence:" "Religious Humanism for the 21st Century," and; "Becoming More Fully Human: Religious Humanism As A Way Of Life."
Rev. Ann Fuller, in September 2011, in her church newsletter, recommended "Humanist Heroes," to her congregation. I thanked her. She responded. "My pleasure. I also included it in the required reading for my class at the Humanist Institute for our opening session on "Essential Humanism" this past December. They really enjoyed the personal stories and thought it was a nice break from the drier philosophical works they had to read. Gave humanism the human touch."
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