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    Today is Women’s Equality Day!

    New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has issued a proclamation declaring August 26, 2014, Women’s Equality Day. Mayor Richard Berry has issued a similar proclamation for the city of Albuquerque. August 26th marks the anniversary of the date of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920, granting women the right to […]

    A Humanist Statement on Ferguson

    Issued by the American Humanist Association Board of Directors August 25, 2014 Recent events in Ferguson, St. Louis, Los Angeles and other American communities highlight our country’s collective need to reflect and take action. It is time for our society to recall our highest ideals, those of a rule of law, freedom to peacefully assemble […]

    No Child is Born to Hate: Educating the World in Humanism

    Sonja Eggerickx is the president of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), the international body of humanist organizations around the world. This speech was delivered on August 7, 2014 before the General Assembly of the IHEU. When Andrew [Copson, executive director of the British Humanist Association] thought Oxford was a good place to have […]

    On the Hill: Rep. Doug Collins Favors Religious Constituents over Nontheistic Ones

    Recently the American Humanist Association (AHA) sent a letter to a school district in Georgia objecting to serious church-state separation violations that were occurring in one school’s football program. The letter states that the AHA had been informed by a local resident that “the school’s football coaches have been using their position to promote Christianity […]

    The Ethical Dilemma: Can I Be a Freemason and Atheist?

    Experiencing an ethical dilemma? Need advice from a humanist perspective? Send your questions to The Ethical Dilemma at dilemma@thehumanist.com (subject line: Ethical Dilemma). All inquiries are kept confidential. Freemasons, Not Freethinkers: I find myself in a precarious position. I began joining the Freemasons before I de-converted from Christianity. I find myself teetering between whether I […]

    Humanist Voices in Verse: Rockets

    This week’s poem is by Daniel Thomas Moran, TheHumanist.com poetry editor, retired dentist and Boston University Assistant Professor, former Poet Laureate of Suffolk County, New York and the author of seven collections of poetry. He lives in Webster, New Hampshire with his wife, Karen, where he has taken on the role of Unemployed Poet and […]

    Photo Caption Contest: What’s Happening in This Picture?

    Can you write a clever caption for this photo? (This was taken at the 2014 World Humanist Congress in Oxford, England, earlier this month. Photo credit: British Humanist Association.)   Submit your entry in the comments section below or email write@thehumanist.com by Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 5:00pm Eastern Time. The winner will be announced […]

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