Hnn

Humanist Network News

 

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.

Subscribe today! Get Humanist Network News sent weekly via email.  

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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!

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

Recent Comments

Popular Threads

American Humanist Association

Today is Openly Secular Day! Show others in your community that they know a huma...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

Victory! A public school in Colorado will no longer be allowed to partner with O...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

How are you celebrating Earth Day? Here is how some of our chapters are celebrat...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

The latest issue of the Humanist magazine features SMART Recovery USA, a secular...

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

“A freshman student was required to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, despite...

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

Who was Leo P. Thornton?

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

National Day of Reason is two weeks away! If you think reason, not prayer, shoul...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

For more information about The Humanist Institute, please visit: http://humanist...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

The AHA is excited to present The Onion with the 2015 Humanist Media Award. This...

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

Only 5 more days until ReAsonCon 2015. Get your tickets today! Visit the link be...

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

Seculars have been quiet and invisible as a demographic for too long, but Openly...

7 days ago

American Humanist Association

Don't miss the upcoming annual BSIC panel discussion entitled “Imagining the Fut...

8 days ago

American Humanist Association

We’re featuring new comics this week by Polyp Cartoonist! For more great comics...

8 days ago

American Humanist Association

What would Molly Ringwald say about privacy? Should a student attending a privat...

9 days ago

American Humanist Association

Luis Granados explains why Ayaan Hirsi is wrong about Islamic reform in his revi...

9 days ago

American Humanist Association

AHA legal director David Niose, author of Fighting Back the Right: Reclaiming Am...

9 days ago

American Humanist Association

This week, AHA staff member Jessica Xiao interviewed Lynn Rothschild, senior sci...

9 days ago

American Humanist Association

Today is Ask an Atheist Day! Have a question about atheism, humanism, or non-bel...

10 days ago

American Humanist Association

Could we see an open Humanist in Congress in 2016? It seems Maryland Senator Jam...

10 days ago

American Humanist Association

This week on The Humanist Hour #146: A Conversation with Lisa Montoya, Seminary...

10 days ago

American Humanist Association

Mother's Day is right around the corner! If you are shopping for that special la...

11 days ago

American Humanist Association

The world's most and least religious countries.

11 days ago

American Humanist Association

Shortly after we ensure that teachers won't pass out Bibles to their students at...

11 days ago

American Humanist Association

Robert Ray, President of Humanists of North Puget Sound, delivered a humanist in...

11 days ago

American Humanist Association

Don't miss Kelly Carlin, daughter of atheist comedian George Carlin, at AHA's 74...

12 days ago

American Humanist Association

What should the humanist response to terrorism be? Clay Farris Naff has some pro...

12 days ago