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

Humanists of Minnesota to hold Annual Banquet featuring YouTube Sensation “Mr. Deity”

Posted April 13, 2011

Will you be in Minneapolis April 17? Don’t miss the Humanists of Minnesota’s Spring Banquet at the Doubletree Hotel! Learn more and register today.

The Comics Section

Posted April 13, 2011

More hilarious comic strips from Jesus and Mo, Cectic, and The Littlest Atheist!

Read More »

Video of the Week: Raul Martinez on Face to Face

Posted April 13, 2011

Raul Martinez, AHA board member and member of the Humanist Association of Las Vegas, interviews with Face to Face to talk about being denied twice in Clark County, Nevada to perform marriages because he is an atheist.

Read More »

MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR: Humanism—Beyond the God Question

Posted March 30, 2011
A number of people ask whether or not humanists are just atheists by another name. Are they? According to our last membership survey, a majority of humanists would also identify as atheists, but that doesn’t make the words synonyms. Humanists share a positive philosophy drawing foundational principles of compassion and equality from the empathy we feel for all of humanity and the world in which we live. While our scientific source of knowledge implies atheism or agnosticism, we've had decades to apply this caring and rational philosophy to many areas of life beyond the God question. That's why the American Humanist Association spends so much time on humanist education, philosophical debate, legal activism, legislative advocacy, and media outreach. It’s that positive lifestance that calls us to action—to make this world a better place for all.

Roy Speckhardt
Executive Director

Take Action! Tell Your Representative to Vote “No” on “In God We Trust” Resolution

Posted March 30, 2011

The House wants to encourage the posting of "In God We Trust" on all public buildings—including government institutions and schools. Make your humanist voice heard.

Read More »

Atheists of Color: A List

Posted March 30, 2011

Popular atheist blogger Greta Christina compiles a list of prominent atheists and humanists of color—all working to elevate the freethought movement.

Read More »

How to Party Like a Humanist

Posted March 30, 2011

Food, friends, and fun—that's how we humanists like to party! Here are some ideas on how to make your next gathering reach epic humanist proportions.

Read More »

Atheist Joy: The Best Kept Secret

Posted March 30, 2011

Dr. Stephen Uhl, author of Out of God’s Closet: This Priest Psychologist Chooses Friendly Atheism, provides insight into what atheists offer to the world in joyful appreciation.

Read More »

Recent Comments

Popular Threads

American Humanist Association

Thanks for sharing the image Zip Stevenson!

1 hours ago

American Humanist Association

The latest issue of the Humanist Magazine is out!

4 hours ago

American Humanist Association

Do you think humanists or atheists should celebrate Christmas? Tell us why or wh...

6 hours ago

American Humanist Association

The National Memo calls Fighting Back the Right, the new book from the AHA's Dav...

1 days ago

American Humanist Association

What would you say if your child wanted to believe in God but you don't? Ethical...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

The 2014 year is coming to an end and theHumanist.com has compiled a list of the...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

Tis the season to be a heathen! Check out great freethought merchandise at Evolv...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

Five stars for Fighting Back the Right, the new book from AHA's David Niose, fro...

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

Many humanists celebrate Human Light or the Winter Solstice around this time of...

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

A South Carolina school district has agreed to stop sponsoring religious fundrai...

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

This week on the Humanist Hour Podcast, James Croft discusses the complex issues...

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

We're happy to welcome a new chapter, Freethought Fort Wayne, to the American Hu...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

"It’s not just about the freedom to enjoy marijuana anymore...This is about the...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

There's only a few holiday shopping days left: Buy your favorite freethinker a g...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

Bill Nye, our favorite science guy, explains evolution by using emoji..."emojica...

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

Out today! Fighting Back the Right: Reclaiming America from the Attack on Reason...

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

Congratulations to the Las Vegas Coalition of Reason on the occasion of their of...

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

The Humanist Service Corps has volunteer positions open beginning in summer 2015...

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

In a response to a letter sent by the AHA, today we are pleased to report that t...

7 days ago

American Humanist Association

Most Americans say they accept Christian displays on public property, regardless...

7 days ago

American Humanist Association

UBER car service has been getting in to some trouble lately, but will that stop...

7 days ago

American Humanist Association

A date for history, as today marks the anniversary of the ratification of the U....

7 days ago