For Immediate Release
Merrill Miller, 202-238-9088 ext. 105, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Washington, D.C., July, 28, 2015)—Humanist Press, the publishing arm of the American Humanist Association, is pleased to announce the release of Creating Change Through Humanism: a concise and comprehensive overview of humanism by Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association.
The book has already received advance praise by critics. Founder and CEO of The Young Turks, Cenk Uygur, declares, “The world would be a little bit more rational if we all listened to Roy’s points.” Editor of FriendlyAtheist.com Hemant Mehta proclaims, “This book won’t just convince you to give humanism a chance; it’ll help you realize you’ve been a humanist this whole time.”
With a 2015 Pew Research Center report stating that nearly 23 percent of the US population is nonreligious, Creating Change Through Humanism is a timely exploration of how nonreligious individuals lead ethical, activist lives. Speckhardt explains that the ideals of humanism are rooted in America’s founding, beginning with the First Amendment and the separation of church and state. Creating Change Through Humanism provides examples of how humanist organizations today, like the American Humanist Association, are at the forefront of such pressing issues as civil rights, women’s rights, LGBTQ equality, responsible scientific freedom, and environmental and population dynamics.Speckhardt also offers insights from his own personal story and those of other prominent humanists that prove it is possible to be “good without a god.”
Roy Speckhardt has served as the executive director of the American Humanist Association since 2005. Called the “head humanist” by Bill O’Reilly, he is a frequent media commentator who has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN Headline News, Fox News, and National Public Radio, among others. He writes a regular column for The Huffington Post and has written for On Faith (published by the Washington Post), Patheos, and other publications.
Copies of Creating Change Through Humanism are available in print and ebook formats at HumanistPress.com and other online retailers.
Founded in 1941 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the American Humanist Association (AHA) works to protect the rights of humanists, atheists and other nontheistic Americans. The AHA advances the ethical and life-affirming philosophy of humanism, which—without beliefs in any gods or other supernatural forces—encourages individuals to live informed and meaningful lives that aspire to the greater good of humanity.
Humanist Press is the publishing house of the American Humanist Association, providing material for the humanist/freethought/atheist market since 1995.