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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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    Where to Get Birthday Cake on Darwin Day: Humanist Chapter Events in Your Area

    Last year we highlighted some of the events that AHA chapters and local groups held in celebration of Darwin Day. The American Humanist Association continues to encourage humanists to participate or host a local Darwin Day event, and here’s a list of activities taking place in honor of Darwin this year. Find one near you […]

    Infected with Dogma: How South America’s Response to the Zika Virus Fails Women

    Seemingly overnight, a virus previously thought to be mild has received national attention and elicited warnings from international organizations. Spreading now across more than two dozen countries, the Zika virus was once considered to be relatively innocuous compared to a similar mosquito-borne disease, dengue fever. The dengue virus frequently causes severe fever, joint pain, and […]

    AHA Announces 2016 Humanist Awardees to Be Honored at 75th Anniversary Conference

    Celebrating seventy-five years since the founding of organized humanism in the United States, the American Humanist Association announced the recipients of the 2016 Humanist Awards to be given at its 75th Anniversary Conference in Chicago this May. Best-selling author, Pulitzer-Prize winner, and UCLA professor Jared Diamond will be honored with the the 2016 Humanist of […]

    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 […]

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