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.
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Recent HNN Articles
It’s true—I’m an atheist that loves Christmas. I put my tree up before Thanksgiving, I buy crazy amounts of holiday wrapping paper, and I love walking around DC to see beautiful Christmas displays in store window or hotels. I love the holiday season! Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, HumanLight, Kwanzaa—when I get the opportunity, I celebrate them all, and it’s easy to do it from a secular perspective. If you want to join in on the fun, find a local AHA Chapter or Affiliate group celebrating the holidays and make new humanist friends. And if you’re still buying presents for your loved ones, don’t forget that the American Humanist Association is on Amazon Smile—simply use Amazon.com to make your purchases and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchases to the AHA if you name us as a benefitting charity. Same thing goes for eBay’s Giving Works. It’s an easy way to support the causes you care about as you shop for the holidays!
What should you get for your favorite humanist this year? Consider our 2013 Humanist Holiday Gift Guide—secular gifts that help out great causes!
HumanLight is a secular holiday celebrating reason, compassion and hope. Learn more about the traditions of HumanLight and find a local AHA chapter near you that will be celebrating!
We find the most interesting things in the AHA archives, including this humanist holiday song to the tune of “Jingle Bells.” (And it’s not bad!)
Many will be gearing up for December feasts that often include a holiday ham or turkey. But is it okay to be both a humanist and a meat-eater? Nutritionist Dr. Ann Childers says yes.
Which members of Congress should get a lump of coal in their stocking this year? AHA Legislative Associate Matthew Bulger cites several who have voted against humanist legislation this year.
Pope Francis has just been named TIME magazine’s Person of the Year, someone “who had the greatest impact of the world, for good or bad.” Does he deserve the award, and for good or bad?
The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) has released this year’s report on atheist, humanist and non-religious discrimination around the world. Find out which countries made the list.