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Marty Klein writes on the recent announcement by conservative Ohio Senator Rob Portman to support same-sex marriage—for all the wrong reasons.
What are we going to do about climate change and overpopulation? Dr. Janet Asimov reflects on the human-made activity that will surely contribute to the end of the world in the final part of “Lessons in Humility.”
Last week, HNN published Part 1 of an interview with James E. Nickels of the Society for Humanistic Mormonism. Read Part 2 here and learn how secular humanists reacted to the idea of a new religious humanism.
Fred Edwords, director of the United Coalition for Reason and a Humanist Celebrant, testified at the March 14 public hearing in Washington DC in support of wedding officiants who do not need a religious affiliation.
Matthew Bulger attends a panel discussion on religious freedom, which included Secular Coalition for America advisory board member and TheAtlantic.com correspondent Wendy Kaminer, in Washington DC.
Humanist and atheist teams participating in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk raised a record $430,000 in 2012 to fight blood cancers! Our new goal is to raise $500,000 in 2013—learn more and support the team!
Don’t miss the annual Washington DC contest honoring famous freethinker Robert G. Ingersoll! Learn how you can participate.
Our last "Guess the Humanist of the Year" contest was a big success -- but these new photos might trip you up! Guess the awardee’s name and year they received the Humanist of the Year award, and you’ll be eligible to win a free book from Humanist Press!
Joan-Reisman Brill advises a reader who experienced religious intolerance over a family meal. Plus, what should we think about New York’s soda ban?
Most active freethinkers see humanism as secular; as Bill Maher hilariously put it, “Atheism is a religion like abstinence is a sex position.” So it’s not surprising that nine out of ten members said they are not religious. But what about that one—the religious humanist? I occasionally hear from members that say, “Humanism is my religion,” and as a student of The Humanist Institute, I encountered some humanists who were perfectly comfortable using religious terms such as “spiritual” and “worship” even though they don’t believe in a god or anything else supernatural.
It’s why I find humanistic Mormonism—the subject of an article in today’s issue of HNN—so fascinating. How do these folks—who fully subscribe to humanism’s tenets and live their life without regard to a higher power—still continue to call themselves Mormon? How do humanists who call humanism a religion reconcile that with the general public’s view that “religion” indicates a belief in a god? Can humanism can be both secular and religious? Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Janet Asimov writes Part Two of a hilarious article on why humans need to put things in perspective—after all, we’ll all probably die of an earthquake or asteroid someday. (Click here for Part One)
The Society for Humanistic Mormonism is a newly organized movement bringing Mormons—without supernaturalism—together. Sarah Anne Hughes interviews the group’s president, James E. Nickels, to learn more about this new form of religious humanism.
March is Women’s History Month! Sikivu Hutchinson writes on the immense contributions of African American activist Ida B. Wells toward the women’s movement.
Matthew Bulger attends last weekend’s convention of the National Atheist Party and joins others in strategizing toward electing more atheist candidates to office.