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All of us at the American Humanist Association were saddened to hear about the religiously motivated violence in Egypt and Libya, and our thoughts go out to the victims and families. But I’m sure you were as shocked as I was when we learned of the U.S. Embassy of Egypt’s response to the attacks by stating, “We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.”
This is why the American Humanist Association’s work with the U.S. State Department, Congress, and coalition organizations in Washington DC is so very important. Religious freedom is the real cornerstone of democracy. That means everyone has the right to believe, or not believe. Everyone has the right to respect religion, or criticize it. I encourage you to read AHA Executive Director Roy Speckhardt's article, "What the Libyan Embassy Attack Teaches Us About True Religious Freedom in today's Huffington Post and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
Steve Martin was wrong—there are lots of songs about atheism for atheists! Brian Magee provides a great list of recommendations, from hard rock to hip hop, for freethought listeners.
Steve Major identifies the faith of the world’s most popular comic book heroes and heroines and discovers possible humanist leanings.
Matthew Bulger writes on the dangers of the growing number of politicians that deny the most basic of scientific facts—facts that will have an impact on public policy.
The AHA has a long history of women leaders. AHA Executive Director Roy Speckhardt writes on humanism’s commitment to women’s advancement in leadership roles.
Paul Chiariello, director of outreach for the Humanist Chaplaincy at Rutgers, describes the development and growth of one of the earliest humanist communities on a college campus.
Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s Humanist Trivia Contest! Find out who won here.
The leaves are turning, the air crisp—it’s fall season. Read this week’s poem by Helen Bennett.
Your favorites are back! New comics by Jesus and Mo, Ape Not Monkey, and The Bad Chemicals!