For Immediate Release
Merrill Miller, 202-238-9088 ext. 105, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Washington, DC, May 23, 2016)—In conjunction with the American Humanist Association’s 75th anniversary conference, Humanist Press is releasing “Personal Paths to Humanism,” a collection of inspirational stories from humanist activists who have shaped the movement for a quarter of a century.
“Personal Paths to Humanism,” edited by Bob Bhaerman and Fred Edwords, details the revealing autobiographies of leaders in the humanist movement from many different backgrounds and walks of life. Some of individuals featured in the book come from deeply religious backgrounds, while others come from completely secular backgrounds. Some realized their humanism rather quickly, while others discovered it gradually over the course of many years. The moving accounts in the collection include: 20106 Humanist of the Year and noted psychologist and author Steven Pinker, 2011 Humanist of the Year and award-winning novelist Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, prominent humanist professor and speaker Anthony Pinn, and 2013 Secular Woman of the year and well-known writer Sikivu Hutchinson.
“Personal Paths to Humanism” serves as the beginning of an archive, illuminating the diverse circumstances that draw people to humanist philosophy. Though the stories differ, they also reveal common threads that unite those who identify as humanists. This makes the book a strong defense of the principles of humanism and a bridge connecting the diversity of the humanist movement.
“Personal Paths to Humanism” also marks the beginning of an effort to establish a growing archive of the accounts of influential humanists. Humanist Press and the American Humanist Association envision that these stories, and the ones in forthcoming volumes, will inspire a future generation of leaders within the humanist community.
“Personal Paths to Humanism”is now available in paperback for $12.99 from HumanistPress.com.
A special conference edition of the book will also be available at the American Humanist Association’s 75th Anniversary conference in Chicago, Ill., from May 26-29 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel. More information about the conference can be found here.
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.