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Voting should be easier, not harder. Appignani Humanist Legal Center attorney Bill Burgess analyzes the recent Supreme Court review of a case challenging the 1965 Voting Rights Act—and what this means for the future of elections.
Sadie Rothman encourages humanists to take the time to participate in service projects and put action behind the words “good without a god.”
Thanks to everyone who participated in our contest! See if you guessed correctly, and find the winner here!
Joan-Reisman Brill advises a young woman on dealing with her boyfriend’s very extended family, and how to handle it when your friends discriminate against overweight people. Got a question for the Ethical Dilemma? Write to email@example.com.
This week we’re featuring a new comic by The Atheist Pig!
After yesterday's "Snowquester" in Washington DC (which resulted in lots of cold and rain but no actual snow!), all I can think about is sunny and warm San Diego, the location of the American Humanist Association’s 72nd Annual Conference from May 30 to June 2. I’m excited about our lineup of prominent awardees this year—Dan Savage, Greta Christina, Katha Pollitt, Richard Leakey, and Carl Coon—and excellent list of speakers that includes Matt Harding, Phil Zuckerman, Katherine Stewart, Judith Heimlich, Ayanna Watson, Jamy Ian Swiss, Teresa MacBain and many more.
Parents can bring the kids and join the Humanist Kids Program, and attendees looking to stay longer can attend a full military memorial service on the USS Midway aircraft carrier hosted by the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers. I’m just hoping the beach—where the conference hotel is located—isn’t too much of a distraction! Register for the AHA Conference at conference.americanhumanist.org and don’t miss it!
Dr. Janet Asimov provides a new observation on humanists who attempt to convert fundamentalists to the truth—and why perhaps it's time we should stop.
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane’s performance at the Oscars last month caused great controversy, but AHA Field Coordinator Sadie Rothman has a different take on how to interpret his comedy.
Thanks to everyone who recommended great TV shows for humanists! AHA Communications Assistant Sarah Anne Hughes reports on our readers’ submissions.
Humanists celebrated a victory with the passage of the Violence Against Women Act. AHA Legislative Associate Matthew Bulger explains what happened behind the scenes when conservatives tried to change the bill.
We recently discovered a wonderful treasure trove of photographs from past Humanists of the Year! Identify who they are and win a free book from Humanist Press!
Join the Secular Coalition for America in Washington DC April 24-26 for a weekend of lobbying, lectures and nontheist activism!
Joan-Reisman Brill answers your questions this week! Got a question for the Ethical Dilemma? Write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hilarious new comics by Jesus and Mo, Ape Not Monkey, and The Bad Chemicals!
I don't watch many television shows (the last complete series I watched was "Frasier"!), but last night, I finished watching the first season of "House of Cards," an original series created by Netflix starring Kevin Spacey as a corrupt Congressman (I'll watch anything that involves politics and Washington DC). Now I've been recommending it to everyone I know! But it also got me thinking about how conversations among friends and family seem to always include recommendations for recent movies or television shows.
Humanists and atheists may have the stereotype of being overly-intellectual for TV, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy a good drama or comedy now and then. So I'm asking our faithful (or faithless?) readers of Humanist Network News: what television shows would you recommend to humanists and why? Bonus points if they include an atheist character! Write to us at email@example.com and we'll share your recommendations in an upcoming issue (we'll tackle books and movies down the road).