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    Meet the Staff: Katherine Paige

    Please welcome the newest addition to the American Humanist Association staff, Staff Attorney Katherine Paige! TheHumanist.com: What is your educational and work background? I graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wichita State University (go Shockers!), where I majored in history, political science, and French. During and after undergrad, I worked as […]

    On the Hill: Government May Shut Down over “Abortion Funding”

    It’s almost September, which means that members of Congress are finally coming back to DC after a month’s recess spent meeting with constituents back home and fundraising for the next series of elections. The legislature’s return is none too soon, as there are a large number of important issues to resolve, and time is extremely […]

    The Ethical Dilemma: Faith Healing in the Workplace and Kids Who Love Pseudoscience

    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. No Faith Healing: I’m having issues in my workplace with religion. It’s my boss, not coworkers, and it’s a Christian-based grocery store. I’m OK with that, but […]

    Rules Are for Schmucks: The Danger of Religious Enclaves

    Former House Speaker Tip O’Neill used to say that “all politics is local.” So are most concerns about religious privilege, especially when communities become dominated by gangs of God experts anxious to throw their weight around. This month’s item of interest comes from the East Ramapo School District in Rockland County, New York. This community […]

    Speaking Truth to Humanity

    WHEN I WAS ASKED to speak in Denver at the American Humanist Association annual conference earlier this year, I was very flattered, and a little confused. I’m not an ardent atheist. I wasn’t raised within a religion or with a clear notion of God unless you count what my dad imbued in me after his […]

    Strange Bedfellows: Misanthropy, Humanism, & the Many Faces of George Carlin

    HUMANISTS EXPECT their heroes to be positive. That’s what humanism is, after all—a positive morality that launches off the negation of belief; an actively asserted moral framework that hinges on solutions, on progress, on unwavering optimism. It’s an ideology grounded in the desire to make life better for all on Earth—and it’s powered by the […]

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