Humanist Celebrant Training

The Humanist Institute is offering an on-site training for Humanist Celebrants and those who wish to become one!

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Humanist Magazine

Check out the November/December issue of the Humanist magazine - on newsstands and online now!

Humanist Magazine

Nov./Dec. 2014

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Boycott the Pledge

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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