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If you’re not already a follower of the American Humanist Association’s Facebook page, you’re truly missing out. Some fell for our April Fool’s Day announcement that Mike Huckabee (wearing a Happy Humanist pin and all) is the new honorary president of the AHA. Many praised our latest “Sounds Like Humanism” featuring a great quote by 2013 Humanist of the Year Dan Savage: “I think the best thing for you to do is just live your life. Live a life that’s worth living, one where you do what you want to do, pursue your passions.” And our members and supporters see up-to-the-second news about our atheist lawsuits, lobbying and advocacy, new local chapters, and much more.
Facebook and other social media sites are changing how we consume information, and nonprofits are keeping up with the rapidly moving culture shift. And you can use your Facebook page to share one or all of the great articles in this week’s HNN with your Facebook friends!
The American Humanist Association joined thousands at a rally outside the Supreme Court last week as oral arguments were heard in cases challenging the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8.
The Supreme Court reviewed two important cases that will determine the future of LGBT marriage rights. What’s next for humanists in the fight for equality? Jason Frye, AHA’s LGBT Humanist Council Coordinator, talks next steps.
In the latest installment of Brainstormin’, philosopher Andy Norman discusses how humanists can best communicate with people of faith.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and it’s time everyone take part in combating rape culture in American society. AHA’s Feminist Caucus Coordinator Sadie Rothman reports on a clever Twitter hashtag that’s making the news and raising awareness.
The Right to Choose: Interview with Sarah Haeder, Patient Advocate for North Dakota’s Only Abortion ClinicPosted April 03, 2013
North Dakota is about to pass the most restrictive anti-abortion laws in the country. AHA Communications Associate Brian Magee talks with a patient advocate at the state’s only abortion clinic, Red River Women’s Clinic in Fargo, to learn more about the future of women’s health services.
AHA Legislative Associate Matthew Bulger attending a Brookings Institute event presenting the results of a study on religion and immigration, only to learn that atheists remain firmly in last place as a group that contributes to the betterment of society.
We snapped a funny photo at the marriage equality rally at the Supreme Court last week. The cleverest caption wins a free book from Humanist Press!
Last week’s photos of past Humanists of the Year was a tough one! Find out the winner here.
Joan-Reisman Brill advises a reader who questions why some atheists have a problem with using the word “spiritual.” Plus, what can we do about mean people on the Internet?
This week’s poem is by HNN poetry editor, Daniel Thomas Moran.
My Message from the Editor last week sparked a lot of commentary—so much that I still haven’t read through all of the emails! I thank you, our readers, for taking the time to weigh in on the topic of religious humanism and secular humanism (note that I didn’t say “versus,” as my general sense from most of the responses is that we should not be at odds with each other—we have enough of that battling the Religious Right!). The next issue of Humanist Network News will be published April 3, and I plan to publish some of the best responses then.
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this week’s issue of HNN! We are always looking for new writers, features, and story ideas, so feel free to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas on what you’d like to see in future issues.