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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.
Read the latest poem by the distinguished humanist poet Philip Appleman.
Did you try last week’s crossword puzzle, Our Imaginary Friend? Find the answers here!
Check out new comics by Jesus and Mo, Ape Not Monkey, and The Bad Chemicals!
I'm pleased to announce that, for the third year in a row, the American Humanist Association has met all twenty Standards for Charitable Accountability by the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance. The BBB's evaluation process involves rigorous scrutiny of a charity's governance, effectiveness, finances, solicitations and informational materials---beyond what government regulators require. On top of this, the AHA continues to receive a four-star rating on Charity Navigator, be listed as a Silver Participant on GuideStar, and qualifies as a member of the Combined Federal Campaign.
We at the American Humanist Association are proud to demonstrate our commitment to accountability and ethical practices, so that when you support the AHA, your dollars are put to good use---whether they're toward increasing our legal activity to defend humanist rights, making the humanist voice heard in the halls of Congress, or supporting our grassroots network to build humanist communities at the local level. Your support matters. Donate today.
We humanists can appreciate good quality television. Check out a few new shows and season openers that address humanist issues or feature humanist actors.
The season finale of the highly-rated series Breaking Bad aired last Sunday. For fans of the show, AHA Communications Assistant Christian Hagen imagines a more humanistic world that could’ve solved a lot of the main protagonist’s problems.