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
A grant from the AHA to a local Chapter in California helped create a popular new tradition: Humanist Sunday Brunches! Learn how $500 can go a long way for local groups, and how your group can become a Chapter of AHA.
Joan Reisman-Brill offers advice to an employee in an ad firm who needs the job, but doesn’t want the guilt.
Read the latest humanist poem by HNN poetry editor Daniel Thomas Moran.
New and hilarious comics by Jesus and Mo, Ape Not Monkey and The Bad Chemicals!
Because we here at the American Humanist Association appreciate creativity as much as philosophy, I thought HNN readers would enjoy hearing about The Huffington Post's 2013 Create Your Own Religion Competition. It's simple: name your religion, and include its beliefs, rituals and holidays. After all, atheists are famous for creating the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, but what else can we come up with? Some of my favorites from last year's competition include "Church of Latte Saints" (true awakening), Committeeism (anyone who's served on board knows what this is about) and Cheesanity ("Honor thy gouda, and holy cow"). Take part by uploading your made-up religion on The Huffington Post's page, and tell us about it so we can share your new religion with HNN readers next week!
AHA Communications Associate Brian Magee explores the various types of humanism coming out of religious traditions such as Sikhism and Mormonism.
Here’s a new article by Janet Asimov on becoming a writer in her later years and offers helpful suggestions on quality writing for people of all ages.
AHA Legislative Associate Matthew Bulger writes on the history of the real Christopher Columbus: slaver, murderer, and thief. So why does the United States celebrate him with an official holiday?