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REGISTER TODAY! The 74th AHA Annual Conference will take place from May 7-10, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Denver, CO.

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Our national campaign to encourage people to sit out the Pledge of Allegiance until the phrase “under God” is removed from it.

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    The transatlantic “At the Movies with yours truly and Susan Corbett (Liverpool Humanist Group and the British Humanist Association) is back. This time we’re discussing The Theory of Everything. Jason Heap: I was immediately drawn to this film because of my fascination with Stephen Hawking’s fame. As you’re the biology teacher, I imagine that you’d be […]

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    Humanists sit up and take notice—The Children Act is a cautionary tale for those of us who would encourage people doubting their faith to explore those doubts. The book begins benignly enough, with the protagonist, family court judge Fiona Maye, working through the nuances of some of her recent custody cases. She laments how greed […]

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    Issues related to religious freedom in the military could constitute the next big wave of church-state conflicts. Change is in the air—and some people don’t like that. The Navy recently granted approval to the first atheist lay leader, Chief Petty Officer Martin Healey, who serves on the amphibious assault vessel USS Makin Island. This is […]

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