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Does the Pope Deserve to Be TIME’s Person of the Year?

Posted December 11, 2013

Pope Francis has just been named TIME magazine’s Person of the Year, someone “who had the greatest impact of the world, for good or bad.” Does he deserve the award, and for good or bad?

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The 2013 Freedom of Thought Report: Atheist Discrimination Around the World

Posted December 11, 2013

The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) has released this year’s report on atheist, humanist and non-religious discrimination around the world. Find out which countries made the list.

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Call for Nominations to the AHA Board of Directors

Posted December 11, 2013

Think you or someone you know would make a great AHA board member? Nominations are now open for the AHA Board of Directors Election in 2014. Learn more on how to apply.

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The Ethical Dilemma: My Company Supports Religious Charities for the Holidays. What Should I Do?

Posted December 11, 2013

Joan Reisman-Brill offers advice to an atheist who opposes her company’s practice of supporting religious groups during the holidays.

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The Comics Section: Difficult Questions, The Promise, Privilege

Posted December 11, 2013

New comics by Jesus and Mo, Ape Not Monkey and The Bad Chemicals!

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MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR: Text AHA to 50555 and Join the Humanist Mobile Community

Posted December 05, 2013

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?

Maggie Ardiente
HNN Editor
@MaggieArdiente

Why I Sued Fayette High School: A Student Speaks Out

Posted December 05, 2013

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.

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Legal Victory! Mississippi High School Ends Evangelical Assemblies, Pays AHA Attorney Fees

Posted December 05, 2013

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.

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What Does “Spiritual Not Religious” Mean? It’s Complicated.

Posted December 05, 2013

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.

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Movie Review: The Hunger Games’ Catching Fire

Posted December 05, 2013

Chris Lindstrom reviews the second film of The Hunger Games’ franchise, out in theaters now, and highlights many of the book’s humanist elements.

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Christmas Irony? A Review of Bad Religion’s New Album “Christmas Songs”

Posted December 05, 2013

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.

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Humanist Voices in Verse: After Keats Ode to a Nightingale

Posted December 05, 2013

Read the latest poem by HNN poetry editor Daniel Thomas Moran.

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The Ethical Dilemma: What’s the Sunday Assembly All About?

Posted December 05, 2013

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?

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The Comics Section: Women’s Rights, Sylvia Browne, A Personal Issue

Posted December 05, 2013

The latest from your favorites: Jesus and Mo, Ape Not Monkey, and The Bad Chemicals!

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MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR: Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday

Posted November 20, 2013

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It combines my three favorite things: family, food, and football! I hope you enjoy this year’s Thanksgiving Issue and consider using one of our “non-prayers” before the big meal or even making an AHA staffer’s favorite Thanksgiving dish from our collection of recipes!

I’m also looking forward to starting my holiday shopping on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday (I have seven siblings and six nieces and nephews—I need the deals!). But did you know about Giving Tuesday, a movement to encourage more Americans to donate to charity? The American Humanist Association is a proud member of a coalition of charities participating in Giving Tuesday this year, and we hope you’ll take part!

As you consider buying gifts for your loved ones this holiday season, consider a special gift to the American Humanist Association as we continue our important work on behalf of the non-religious community. After all, considering the inevitable church-state violations that happen during Christmas, we’ll need it to protect our public spaces from religious intrusion!

Maggie Ardiente
Editor, HNN
@MaggieArdiente

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