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Sept./Oct. 2016

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The AHA launches three groups To strengthen the humanist presence in social justice movements.

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    DC City Council Considers Death With Dignity Legislation

    This week I attended a series of meetings with DC city council members as part of a bipartisan and interfaith effort to promote the Death With Dignity Act of 2015. The bill was introduced by Councilmember Mary Cheh and would allow patients with a terminal illness and an estimated six months or less to live […]

    The Ethical Dilemma: Guilty about Test Prep

    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. Feeling Guilty about Test Prep: I have a child getting ready to apply to college and she wants to get a tutor for the standardized college entrance exams. […]

    Holy Rolling in It

    The recent news that the economic value of religion to the United States may be between $1.2 trillion and $4.8 trillion annually surprised many. The lower figure would place the religious industry as the fifteenth largest economy worldwide, with the higher figure placing it third, just below the gross domestic product of the United States […]

    “Sex Doesn’t Feel the Way Porn Looks”

    The United States is undergoing a so-called “porn panic,” says psychotherapist and author Marty Klein, a humanist who has spoken at many secular events. He defines it as a moral panic stemming from the way many Americans see sexuality that has evolved its language to one of public health, with claims that porn is related to a […]

    Rules Are for Schmucks: The End of Civil Rights?

    When the first articles began surfacing about last month’s federal court decision in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) v. Harris Funeral Homes, they had a distinct “the sky is falling” tone—e.g., “Federal Judge Says Religion Gives You A Right To Discriminate.” A closer reading of the case itself shows that things aren’t quite that bad. […]

    Meet the Intern: Aidan Bissell-Siders

    Please welcome the communications intern for Fall 2016, Aidan Bissell-Siders! TheHumanist.com: What is your educational and work background? I’m a freshman at the University of Maryland, College Park. I study biochemistry and hope to minor in statistics. I’m interested in both medical research and genetic engineering because I believe both hold vast potential for good—and […]

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