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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.
What do humanists hope for in the coming new year? More elected officials representing nontheist equality? Greater protection of atheist rights worldwide? Share your thoughts!
Thomas Dixon’s goal is to visit a new city every year on New Year’s Eve, to open himself to new cultures, experiences, and people. He encourages other humanists to do the same.
It’s the same old songs for Pearl Jam, but die-hard fans will appreciate the familiarity. Meghan Hamilton reviews their newest album.
In Fred Edwords’ review of Philomena, a film in theaters now and the subject of Oscar buzz, he spotlights its unabashed humanism.
We’re teaming up with humanist volunteer Sebastian Velez and his organization, Children of the Border, to stop the spread of cholera in Haiti, a country still suffering from the effects of the major earthquake in 2010.
Next year is an election year for the American Humanist Association Board of Directors. Learn more on how to apply, and nominate yourself or someone you know.
Joan Reisman-Brill offers advice to parents with children who have already begun to ask questions about Santa Claus.
This week’s poem is by University of Pennsylvania professor emeritus, Neil Doherty.
Hilarious Christmas-themed comics by Jesus and Mo, Ape Not Monkey, and The Bad Chemicals!
It’s true—I’m an atheist that loves Christmas. I put my tree up before Thanksgiving, I buy crazy amounts of holiday wrapping paper, and I love walking around DC to see beautiful Christmas displays in store window or hotels. I love the holiday season! Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, HumanLight, Kwanzaa—when I get the opportunity, I celebrate them all, and it’s easy to do it from a secular perspective. If you want to join in on the fun, find a local AHA Chapter or Affiliate group celebrating the holidays and make new humanist friends. And if you’re still buying presents for your loved ones, don’t forget that the American Humanist Association is on Amazon Smile—simply use Amazon.com to make your purchases and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchases to the AHA if you name us as a benefitting charity. Same thing goes for eBay’s Giving Works. It’s an easy way to support the causes you care about as you shop for the holidays!
What should you get for your favorite humanist this year? Consider our 2013 Humanist Holiday Gift Guide—secular gifts that help out great causes!
HumanLight is a secular holiday celebrating reason, compassion and hope. Learn more about the traditions of HumanLight and find a local AHA chapter near you that will be celebrating!
We find the most interesting things in the AHA archives, including this humanist holiday song to the tune of “Jingle Bells.” (And it’s not bad!)
Many will be gearing up for December feasts that often include a holiday ham or turkey. But is it okay to be both a humanist and a meat-eater? Nutritionist Dr. Ann Childers says yes.