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American Humanist News and Actions

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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Humanist Group Appeals Ruling Allowing Texas School Board Meetings to Open With Prayer

Posted August 11, 2016 at 9:06am

The AHA will continue to defend the First Amendment rights of children in the Birdville Independent School District

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Humanist Group Requests Oral Arguments in Case against Colorado School District’s Promotion of Christianity

Posted August 01, 2016 at 3:39pm

The AHA defends the standing of local families harmed by a school district's Establishment Clause violations.

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Texas School Board Prayers Are Unconstitutional, Says Humanist Group to District Court

Posted July 19, 2016 at 9:02am

“Public school boards should be neutral on religion,” said Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the AHA.

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Louisiana School Fails to Change Pledge of Allegiance Policy, Requires Students to Stand

Posted July 07, 2016 at 9:03am

The AHA strongly criticizes the Lafayette School District for failing to uphold students' First Amendment rights.  

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Missouri Funds Shouldn’t Go to Church Preschool, Humanist Group Tells US Supreme Court

Posted July 06, 2016 at 11:27am

The AHA signs on to an amicus brief in support of Missouri's only issuing state grants to secular organizations.

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