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Humanist Group Sues New Jersey Mayor for Installing Christian Cross Display

Posted September 30, 2016 at 2:53pm

The AHA files a complaint against Roselle Park, NJ, for its religious display outside a public library.

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Florida City Can’t Promote and Lead Prayer Vigil, Says Humanist Group

Posted September 20, 2016 at 7:22am

The AHA requests summary judgment in its lawsuit challenging police dept. prayers.

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Let Students Sit Out the National Anthem, Humanist Group Tells Florida High School

Posted September 16, 2016 at 8:56am

The AHA condemns Lely High School's policy of punishing students who sit during the National Anthem.

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Responding to Humanist Group, Illinois School District Lets Student Boycott Pledge of Allegiance

Posted September 08, 2016 at 11:22am

A student in a suburban Chicago school district may exercise his right to sit during the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Humanist Group Defends Illinois Student Reprimanded for Sitting Out Pledge of Allegiance

Posted September 06, 2016 at 11:02am

After a teacher reportedly attempts to pull a student from his chair to stand for the Pledge, the AHA intervenes.

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Humanist Groups Collaborate to Promote International Volunteering

Posted August 26, 2016 at 9:02am

The American Humanist Association is a program sponsor of Foundation Beyond Belief's Humanist Service Corps.

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Keep Pledge of Allegiance Waivers, Humanist Group Urges Florida School District

Posted August 25, 2016 at 9:02am

"The school district should stand firm to uphold students’ freedom of speech,” said Roy Speckhardt.

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Cartoon Collection of the History of Humanist Philosophy Released from Humanist Press

Posted August 23, 2016 at 8:56am

The Cartoon History of Humanism series, popular on, is now available in book form!

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Vote to Keep New Jersey Christian Veterans Display Is Inviting Litigation, Says Humanist Group

Posted August 19, 2016 at 9:02am

The AHA condemns the decision of Roselle Park, NJ, council members to keep a religious display on public property.

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Cross Display Disrespects Non-Christian Veterans, Humanist Group Tells New Jersey Mayor

Posted August 11, 2016 at 9:13am

“The city should honor the sacrifices of all of its veterans,” said Roy Speckhardt.

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