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
From John Lennon to Billy Joel to NOFX, Erin Williamson selects the top ten songs that best convey humanism and nonbelief.
In honor of Black History Month, we look back at the civil rights achievements of the 1970 Humanist of the Year, A. Philip Randolph.
This week’s featured chapter is the Red Bank Humanists of New Jersey. President Stephen Mitchell describes the group’s current programs and plans for the future.
This week’s comics feature Jesus and Mo addressing the virtues of abstinence-only education and Freethunk! where the Ten Commandments might not be so complete.
My friend Harry, who is nearing retirement, doesn't believe in any gods. But he gets upset when I call him an atheist. When I asked him why he shuns the "atheist" label, he launched into a forceful explanation: "Why should I identify as something I don't believe?" he asked. "I don't believe in fairies or astrology, but I don't identify that way! Why should I identify as a non-believer in gods?" I listened to this explanation, but it didn't quite satisfy me.
As right-wing conservatives celebrate the 100th anniversary of Reagan’s birth, Bill Daehler takes a look at how Reagan’s policies shaped the political debate and gave rise to the religious right.
Michael Friedman, coordinator of the AHA’s national LGBT Humanist Council, promotes ways in which humanist local groups can increase their involvement in LGBT issues.
Conrad Hudson, vice president of the Society of Open-Minded Atheists and Agnostics (SOMA), a student group at the University of Kansas, shares plans for Darwin Day this February 12.