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Your favorites are back! Check out new comics by Jesus and Mo, Ape Not Monkey, and The Bad Chemicals!
This morning I spoke at the National Press Club in Washington DC to help announce the launch of the Freethought Equality Fund, a new political action committee (PAC) dedicated to funding humanist, atheist and non-religious candidates for public office, along with candidates that support nontheist equality. I was thrilled to answer questions from reporters in the room from the Huffington Post, NPR, National Journal, Religion News Service, AP and others who recognize how far the secular movement has come in our political advocacy. As I said in my speech, it’s time for elected officials who are “closeted” about their non-belief to “come out” and represent the growing demographic of “nones” who support church/state separation and equality for nonbelievers. Learn more about the Freethought Equality Fund here.
Readers of Humanist Network News and members of the American Humanist Association are invited to take part in a survey conducted by Duke University graduate student Marcus Mann to learn more about the humanist movement.
Concluding the series on prejudice, Dr. Janet Asimov reflects on her life experiences dealing with prejudice against science and overcoming first impressions.
Lucas McCahill, lead organizer for the LGBTQ Humanist Council of Baltimore, advocates for gender equality in the U.S. military and highlights Private Chelsea Manning’s heroism.
A year has gone by, and very little has happened regarding immigration reform. AHA Legislative Associate Matthew Bulger examines why progress has stalled and what we can do about it.
AHA Communications Associate Brian Magee interviews members of a popular group on Twitter calling themselves ASH, or Atheist Super Heroes.
Mark your calendars! The AHA’s Annual Conference will be held in Philadelphia in 2014. Learn more here!
How did you do on our crossword puzzle in last week’s issue? Find the answers here.
Joan Reisman-Brill answers your ethical questions on how to handle Christian prayers before meals and what to do with excess Social Security money (hint: keep it).
Check out a brand new comic by Tim Athan, cartoonist for the Ann Arbor Observer!
I'm in Chicago today to speak to the Humanists of West Suburban Chicagoland, a Chapter of the American Humanist Association. If you're in the area, please stop by! I always enjoy getting to meet with local humanist leaders and sharing, dare I say, the "good news" of humanism---and there's been so much to share, as you can see in today's jam-packed issue. As we pause and reflect on the tragic events twelve years ago today, Nikki Stern's letter to her husband on the anniversary of 9/11 will move you and remind you why we need hope in our ever-changing world.
With thoughtful criticism and a sharp wit, Dr. Janet Asimov reflects on her life experiences dealing with prejudice in many forms.
In a moving letter to her husband, who died in the September 11th attacks, Hope in Small Doses author Nikki Stern reflects on how she—and the country—have changed since the tragic events of 2001.