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75th Anniversary Conference

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The Humanist Magazine

Read the latest issue of the Humanist Magazine, looking back at 75 years of critical inquiry and social concern.

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    Spiritual But Not Religious: Readers Respond

    Last week Senior Editor Maggie Ardiente wrote about the increasing number of Americans who call themselves “spiritual” but consider themselves religiously unaffiliated. What does this mean for the humanist movement? Is “spiritual” an appropriate word to use when explaining a secular sense of awe or wonder? Or does using the word mean something supernatural? Readers […]

    The Ethical Dilemma: Stop Playing Christian Music at Work!

    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. Hymns Irritate Him: I have an issue with an employee I work with. I’m employed under the Department of Defense (DOD) as a security contractor, and my […]

    Rules Are for Schmucks: Religious Privilege for Pharmacies

    I drink a fair amount of wine, much of which I purchase at my local convenience store. Suppose I show up there one day and find the wine section replaced by something less pleasant, like detergent. I complain to the owner, who tells me she just doesn’t feel like selling wine anymore or that she […]

    More Humanist than Libertarian: The Political Ideology of Silicon Valley Technopreneurs

    This past Tuesday, Silicon Valley resident, journalist, and author of Age of Optimists: A Quantitative Glimpse of How Silicon Valley Will Transform Political Power and Everyday Life (available in full here) Greg Ferenstein sat down with Darrell M. West, vice president and director of Governance Studies and founding director of the Center for Technology Innovation […]

    “Unite With Anybody to Do Right”: The Frederick Douglass Humanist Society of Baltimore

    This Monday’s Google Doodle recognized one of the great civil rights advocates and freethought intellectuals of American history: Frederick Douglass. The American Humanist Association posted a meme that same day on their Facebook page highlighting one of Douglass’s most famous humanistic quotes: “I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with […]

    Will Anyone Dare Place Their Hand on the Constitution Instead of the Bible?

    With the first electoral event of the 2016 presidential race behind us (with Ted Cruz winning for the Republicans and Democrats Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton emerging in a “virtual tie”), voters may finally be starting to imagine (and relish or dread, depending on one’s political bent) just who’ll be sworn into the highest office of the land […]

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