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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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Recent HNN Articles

Message from the Editor: I'm a Humanist ...and an Atheist, Freethinker, Nontheist...

Posted March 09, 2011

I wasn't surprised to see the results of our last HNN poll, "How do you best identify yourself?" With over 700 votes cast, the top two identifying labels for the freethought community were "Humanist" at 36% of the vote and "Atheist" at a close 32%. I myself use both terms depending on the situation, and I'm sure many of you do the same.

You'll soon see a new tagline from the American Humanist Association that recognizes the diversity of labels that our members use in everyday conversation—whether it's chatting with a fellow member of a local chapter on ethics without religion, or introducing the concept of "good without God" to a religious friend. Whether you identify as humanist, atheist, agnostic, nontheist, freethinker or other, we are all advocating for progressive values and equality for our rights. 

Maggie Ardiente 
Editor, HNN

What’s Wrong with “School Choice”? Plenty.

Posted March 09, 2011

School vouchers are a threat to public education and the separation of church and state. Clayton Whitt analyzes the current controversy surrounding the school voucher program in the District of Columbia.

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Defending (Hateful) Speech: Westboro Baptist Church and the First Amendment

Posted March 09, 2011

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church’s right to protest funerals. Here’s why they made the correct decision.

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Top Ten Humanist Videos on YouTube

Posted March 09, 2011

We found the best humanist and atheist-themed videos on YouTube. Tell us what you think and add your own suggestions to the list!

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On the Legal Front: Will We Succeed in Challenging “Under God”?

Posted March 09, 2011

Prayer at government meetings! New legal strategy in challenging the Pledge of Allegiance! Read about the latest work of the Appignani Humanist Legal Center from legal coordinator Bill Burgess.

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Chapter Profile: Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix

Posted March 09, 2011

The newest president of one of the largest AHA chapters in the country (with its own building!), Shelley Newman, talks with field coordinator Eric Nguyen about the future of humanism in Arizona.

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First LGBT Humanist Pride Award to Candace Gingrich-Jones

Posted March 09, 2011

Learn more about Candace Gingrich-Jones (that’s right, sister to Newt) and her tireless fight to ensure equality for LGBT people in the United States.

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The Friendly Atheist: Does Cohabitation Work?

Posted March 09, 2011

Younger Christians are increasingly accepting the idea of living with their significant others before marriage, leaving some religious leaders worried. Hemant Mehta examines the Christian argument for waiting until marriage.

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