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Okay—maybe that title is a little alarmist. But it’s true—this week, Humanist Network News will be undergoing some major renovations! But I’m confident you’ll be pleased with the new and improved HNN when its hosted on its own website, making it ten times easier to search for your favorite articles, read the latest from your favorite writers, and get up-to-the-minute commentary from the American Humanist Association on breaking news. Don’t worry, your favorites will still be there—poetry, comics, The Ethical Dilemma, articles by stellar writers such as Janet Asimov and Marty Klein, and we’re already incorporating ideas many of you contributed in last month’s call for feedback. Keep an eye out in your inbox for a brand-new email from me next week to see the exciting changes!
AHA Executive Director Roy Speckhardt writes for The Huffington Post on the various terms used to describe ourselves in the secular movement and why we must respect each other's labels.
For the third time, the American Humanist Association worked with members of Congress to issue a House resolution honoring February 12 as Darwin Day. Read about Rep. Rush Holt’s support for Darwin Day and science education.
The Appignani Humanist Legal Center has been very busy this past month! Check out several legal letters and pending lawsuits we’re working on to protect church-state separation.
Thanks to everyone for live-tweeting to us during the Bill Nye-Ken Ham creation debate! Read our favorite comments here.
Don’t miss the largest gathering of humanists from around the globe! The International Humanist and Ethical Union’s World Humanist Congress will be held this August at the University of Oxford.
Letters to the Editor (LTE) are a great way to make your humanist voice heard on local and national issues. Did you get your letter-to-the-editor published in a local or major newspaper? Tell us and we’ll re-publish it!
A beautiful new photo book of atheists has recently been published. Learn more about A Better Life: 100 Atheists Speak Out on Joy and Meaning in a World Without God.
Joan Reisman-Brill advises an officiant who joined a couple in marriage—only to discover that the marriage was deemed not legal.
Did you successfully solve the Double Jumble in the previous issue of HNN? Check your answers here.
New comics by Jesus and Mo, Ape Not Monkey, and The Bad Chemicals!
We here at the American Humanist Association love to come up with new ideas to promote humanism. Every week, we meet in the conference room at our offices in Washington DC to brainstorm ideas on everything from Facebook campaigns (like the Sounds Like Humanism series) to billboard slogans (“Don’t believe in God? Join the club.”) to new programs (Kids Without God). With the launch of a new humanist media website in just a few weeks, we’d like to hear your ideas! What would you like to see covered in future issues of Humanist Network News? What political or social issues should humanists take on? Do you just like the comics section? Are we perfect and shouldn’t change a thing? We’d love to hear from you. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are you doing on February 12? Join humanists and pro-science advocates in celebrating Charles Darwin’s birthday! Find an event near you, send a Darwin e-card and more!
Religious Freedom for All? Congress’s Conspicuous Absence of Advocacy for Non-Religious Prisoners of ConsciencePosted January 23, 2014
AHA Grassroots and Advocacy Intern Apurva Parikh attended a Congressional hearing on the plight of prisoners of conscience, but why weren’t atheists and agnostics mentioned?