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Humanist Network News, or HNN, is a weekly Internet magazine produced by the American Humanist Association (AHA). A typical edition of HNN contains news, opinion, lifestyle pieces, cartoons and humor...just like a regular newspaper except each piece addresses the nonreligious philosophy of humanism. HNN articles are written by the staff of the AHA and a variety of guest writers. HNN is published every Wednesday.

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Buildings, Conferences, YouTube, and More: How AHA Chapters Expand Their Outreach

Posted November 20, 2013

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.

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Book Review: Alan Weisman’s "Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?"

Posted November 20, 2013

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.

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Humanist Voices in Verse: “Supper on Shawmut”

Posted November 20, 2013

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

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The Ethical Dilemma: Is Thanksgiving a Religious or Secular Holiday?

Posted November 20, 2013

Joan Reisman-Bill answers your questions this week about the ethics of Thanksgiving and merit-based scholarships for college students.

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The Comics Section: Thanksgiving Theme

Posted November 20, 2013

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

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MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR: A Humanist Response to Typhoon Haiyan

Posted November 13, 2013

Note: Don’t ever miss an issue of HNN! Ensure that HNN isn’t moved to your spam folder by adding hnn@americanhumanist.org to your contacts or list of approved senders.


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.

Maggie Ardiente
Editor, HNN
@MaggieArdiente

 

Join Your Friends in Unholy Matrimony: Humanist Institute Offers Wedding Officiant Training Online

Posted November 13, 2013

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.

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Legal Victory! South Carolina Public School Cuts Ties with Evangelical Program

Posted November 13, 2013

The Appignani Humanist Legal Center successfully stopped an elementary school from continuing to work with the evangelical organization Samaritan’s Purse.

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