Humanist Network News
Humanist Network News, or HNN, is a weekly Internet magazine produced by the American Humanist Association (AHA). A typical edition of HNN contains news, opinion, lifestyle pieces, cartoons and humor...just like a regular newspaper except each piece addresses the nonreligious philosophy of humanism. HNN articles are written by the staff of the AHA and a variety of guest writers. HNN is published every Wednesday.
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Recent HNN Articles
Many of you probably share the same experience: Ten years ago, I had a flip phone which I used only for phone calls. Now I can hardly separate myself from my iPhone without calling, texting, checking email, reading the news, even watching movies. But rather than bemoan my bondage to technology, I embrace the opportunity to stay connected in ways I would've never imagined possible.
One of the simplest ways to stay connected to the American Humanist Association is to get updates from us via text message. Simply text AHA to 50555 to join the Humanist Mobile Community and receive breaking news from the American Humanist Association. (We never send more than two (2) text messages a month, and you can unsubscribe at any time by texting STOP to 50555 to STOP. Text HELP to 50555 for HELP. Full terms: mgive.org/T) Last month, our mobile community members got to hear first that former Rep. Barney Frank will be our 2014 Humanist of the Year. What news will December bring?
When a teacher began leading prayers in a public school classroom, one student stood up for church-state separation. High school student and humanist Gavin Hunt shares his story on why he sued his school to protect students’ rights.
The American Humanist Association won a legal case on behalf of student Gracie Bedi, who protested against mandatory Christian assemblies held during public school hours.
Humanist Press author Nikki Stern examines what it means to be “spiritual not religious” by eliciting reactions from friends who find themselves varied on the religious-secular spectrum.
Chris Lindstrom reviews the second film of The Hunger Games’ franchise, out in theaters now, and highlights many of the book’s humanist elements.
A famous punk rock band known for criticizing religion releases a Christmas album? Is it any good? AHA’s Meghan Hamilton reviews the latest from Bad Religion.
Read the latest poem by HNN poetry editor Daniel Thomas Moran.
Joan Reisman-Brill offers advice to a humanist who recently attended the Sunday Assembly but found it too “church-y.” Plus, what if you’re a humanist who likes to sing religious songs?