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Need a secular grace this Thanksgiving? HNN readers and AHA members submit their own Thanksgiving “non-prayers” that can satisfy both religious and non-religious family members before the big meal!
AHA staffers love Thanksgiving! Read the stories behind our favorite recipes, and test out a recipe for yourself this Thanksgiving!
Many Americans are preparing this Thanksgiving for food and football—and the movement to change the name of Washington DC’s football team is making national news. Matthew Bulger argues why it’s time to make a change.
Lucas McCahill of the LGBTQ Humanist Council—Baltimore Chapter shares the history behind Transgender Day of Remembrance and encourages all AHA Chapters and Affiliates to participate in supporting Trans rights.
A big thank you goes out to all of our members who contributed generously to the Philippine Typhoon Relief Fund and the Philippine Atheist and Agnostic Society (PATAS)! Read an update from PATAS founder, Marissa Langseth.
AHA Chapters and Affiliates are reaching out like never before. Learn how local groups are using sleek websites, advanced social media, and more to make an impact in their communities.
Is overpopulation the source of the world’s problems? Author Alan Weisman thinks so. HNN’s resident book reviewer David Chivers reviews Weisman’s latest book.
Read the latest poem by HNN poetry editor Daniel Thomas Moran.
Joan Reisman-Bill answers your questions this week about the ethics of Thanksgiving and merit-based scholarships for college students.
Thanksgiving comics by Jesus and Mo, Ape Not Monkey, and The Bad Chemicals!
As a Filipina, I was particularly saddened to learn about the devastation after Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda hit the Philippines over the weekend. But when disaster strikes, I know I can always rely on humanists who are ready to respond with generous financial donations, knowing that using money to purchase food, water and medical supplies is far more useful than sending prayers, Bibles, or proselytizing materials. As the great agnostic Robert G. Ingersoll said, “The hands that help are better far than lips that pray.”
Humanist Charities, the charitable arm of the American Humanist Association, is partnering with the Philippine Atheist & Agnostic Society (PATAS) to send funds that will bring food and water to victims on the Hilutungan Island of Cebu—an area particularly hit hard by the typhoon. I hope you can give $10, $20, or any amount—it truly makes a difference for those in need. You have my sincerest thanks.
Want to become a Humanist Celebrant but need training in how to officiate a wedding? Courses are now available online through The Humanist Institute, the educational adjunct of the American Humanist Association.
The Appignani Humanist Legal Center successfully stopped an elementary school from continuing to work with the evangelical organization Samaritan’s Purse.
Jason Torpy, AHA’s board treasurer, reacts to the media calling the popular Sunday Assembly an “atheist megachurch” and asks whether there’s room for “spiritual” people in the freethought movement.
Last week’s Supreme Court hearing of a case challenging prayers before public legislative meetings will make a huge impact. Bill Burgess of the AHA’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center analyzes the case’s history and what the justices’ said during oral arguments.