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I was overwhelmed by the number of responses to my question last week on what humanists are thankful for this Thanksgiving. Thank you to everyone who shared inspirational stories and messages on what keeps us going every year---family, friends, good health, and so much more. But we wouldn't be humanists if we didn't include an article that reminds us of the tragic history behind Thanksgiving---Jason Torpy offers suggestions on how we can make Thanksgiving more humanistic and progressive in today's issue.
The next issue of Humanist Network News will be published on December 5, and that means we're looking for new writers and articles related to the holiday season. Perhaps you know a great holiday gift to include in our annual list of "Great Holiday Gifts for Humanists" (that's how I got a Charles Darwin bobblehead last year!). Is your local chapter putting on a big HumanLight bash? Are you volunteering for a local food bank or shelter this year? We want to hear from you! Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Humanists have plenty to be thankful for this year! Read responses from HNN readers on what people who are "good without a god" can be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Paul Diamond shares a lovely grace (or short speech) to read before your Thanksgiving meal.
Why should humanists not celebrate Thanksgiving? Jason Torpy counts the ways, and offers thoughtful and respectful ways to celebrate the holiday.
Next Thanksgiving, the newest Hunger Games movie will be released. Chris Lindstrom writes about the humanist elements in this popular blockbuster franchise.
Joan Reisman-Brill answers your questions this week on how to handle unethical practices at work, gifts of a religious nature, and god-free money.
The American Humanist Association is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Humanist Community at Harvard on a nationwide effort to build and promote communities for the nonreligious.
What's going on in this picture? Write a clever caption for this photograph, and win a free book from the AHA Library!