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The Great Humanist Debate: Should the Yale Humanist Community Be Recognized by the University’s Ministries Group?Posted October 16, 2013
Recently the Yale Humanist Community applied for recognition from Yale Religious Ministries, a group of religions organizations that serve Yale students and faculty. Do you think a humanist group can be a part of a larger religious community? Take our poll!
AHA Communications Associate Brian Magee argues that the Yale Humanist Community should be a part of the university’s ministries group because humanism can be religious without being supernatural.
AHA Executive Assistant Meghan Hamilton makes a case for including the Yale Humanist Community in other types of community groups, just not religious ones.
AHA Legislative Associate Matthew Bulger says synthetic meat is a win for the environment and supporters of animal rights. As a humanist, would you replace real meat with synthetic meat?
A grant from the AHA to a local Chapter in California helped create a popular new tradition: Humanist Sunday Brunches! Learn how $500 can go a long way for local groups, and how your group can become a Chapter of AHA.
Joan Reisman-Brill offers advice to an employee in an ad firm who needs the job, but doesn’t want the guilt.
Read the latest humanist poem by HNN poetry editor Daniel Thomas Moran.
New and hilarious comics by Jesus and Mo, Ape Not Monkey and The Bad Chemicals!
Because we here at the American Humanist Association appreciate creativity as much as philosophy, I thought HNN readers would enjoy hearing about The Huffington Post's 2013 Create Your Own Religion Competition. It's simple: name your religion, and include its beliefs, rituals and holidays. After all, atheists are famous for creating the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, but what else can we come up with? Some of my favorites from last year's competition include "Church of Latte Saints" (true awakening), Committeeism (anyone who's served on board knows what this is about) and Cheesanity ("Honor thy gouda, and holy cow"). Take part by uploading your made-up religion on The Huffington Post's page, and tell us about it so we can share your new religion with HNN readers next week!
AHA Communications Associate Brian Magee explores the various types of humanism coming out of religious traditions such as Sikhism and Mormonism.
Here’s a new article by Janet Asimov on becoming a writer in her later years and offers helpful suggestions on quality writing for people of all ages.
AHA Legislative Associate Matthew Bulger writes on the history of the real Christopher Columbus: slaver, murderer, and thief. So why does the United States celebrate him with an official holiday?
Hear from a local leader whose group was awarded a generous grant from the American Humanist Association, and how it helped increase the group’s outreach in the local community.
The latest books from Humanist Press recently received high praise from major book reviewers. Read more about The Outcast Oracle by Laury Egan and Questions About God by Stephen Perry.
Joan Reisman-Brill gives advice to a B&B owner who can’t decide whether to return a deposit or not, and an atheist whose Jewish wife’s celebration of Yom Kippur drives him up the wall.