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New comics by Jesus and Mo, Ape Not Monkey, and The Bad Chemicals!
Happy New Year, HNN readers! Already, things are off to a great start here at the American Humanist Association. Joining us on staff is Nonbeliever Nation author and former AHA president David Niose, who will be heading up the Appignani Humanist Legal Center. We’ve added several major speakers to our AHA Conference (June 5-8, 2014 in Philadelphia) lineup, including New York Times science writer Natalie Angier, feminist author Jessica Valenti, and Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans of the Sunday Assembly (conference registration will open this week, but you can book your room now). And my San Diego Chargers are in the divisional playoffs! Okay, that’s not relevant to humanism at all, but I am really, really happy about it.
As I hinted in my last Message From the Editor, big changes are coming to Humanist Network News, and we can’t wait to share the news. In the meantime, what would you like to see HNN cover in 2014? What do you like best or least about HNN? Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bill Nye “The Science Guy” and creationist Ken Ham are taking part in an evolution vs. intelligent design debate next month. Brian Magee argues why this is a bad idea.
Maggie Ardiente sees several advantages to the upcoming Bill Nye-Ken Ham debate and argues why humanists and atheists should support it.
With news of potentially destructive volcanoes and exploding calderas, are we headed toward another major extinction event? Dr. Janet Asimov examines various scientific theories that may just bring about the end of the world as we know it.
The great British actor and comedian Stephen Fry joins extreme outdoorsman Bear Grylls, exploring rugged terrain and sharing his humanist beliefs to television audiences.
How can Unitarian Universalists and Humanists work together to create community? Maria Greene, development and communications director of the UU Humanist Association, argues the need for UU congregations and local humanist groups to join forces.
AHA Grassroots Coordinator Rachael Berman interviews the president of the Greater Richmond Humanists, Mark Reimers.
Lots of questions for our advice columnist Joan Reisman-Brill this week! She tackles the ethics of bank errors in your favor and expands on the continuing debate over eating animals.
Get your weekly dose of humanist poetry! This week’s poem is by a new contributor, Steven Zimmerman.
It’s a Double Jumble! Unscramble the letters to reveal a secret message. Puzzle created by Dan Mason.
It’s a new year, and that means new comics from your favorites: Jesus and Mo, Ape Not Monkey, and The Bad Chemicals!
Let us know what you think! Leave a comment below and tell us if you think the Bill Nye-Ken Ham debate is a good idea or not.
It’s been another great year for the American Humanist Association! In 2013 we had over 50,000 media hits mentioning AHA and our activities, nearly doubled the number of Humanist Celebrants, re-introduced the Darwin Day Resolution and National Day of Reason Proclamation in Congress, our “under God” lawsuit was heard by the highest court in Massachusetts, and much more. We have some big plans for Humanist Network News in 2014, but you’ll have to wait until January to hear the news. In the meantime, help us reach 50,000 subscribers before the end of the year by encouraging your family and friends to get HNN in their inbox each week.
Thanks again for reading, commenting, and sharing Humanist Network News all year. From all of us at the American Humanist Association, we hope you have a wonderful holiday!
Note to Readers: HNN is taking a holiday break! The next issue will be published on January 8, 2014. Happy New Year!
The “War on Christmas” isn’t real, but lots of people think we started it! Here’s some of the best hate mail the American Humanist Association received this past month.