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The American Humanist Association is proud to announce that Rep. Rush Holt (NJ) has introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives honoring Darwin Day.
Ask your Representative to co-sponsor House Resolution 41, a resolution honoring February 12 as Darwin Day, and show your support for evolution and science! Use our simple Action Alert now.
Anyone notice the strong religiosity of Monday’s presidential inauguration ceremonies? Brian Magee applauds President Obama’s stronger stance on progressive issues but criticizes the overuse of God and faith.
The AHA has long been supportive of full reproductive freedom, including a woman’s right to safe and accessible abortion services. Read the AHA’s resolution on this issue from 1985.
Feminist Caucus leader Sylvia M. Ramos calls upon humanists to contact their elected officials and demand the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Sadie Rothman delivers a scathing piece against conservative Pamela Geller’s idea of what dating in your 20s is all about.
HNN’s advice columnist Joan Reisman-Brill answers your questions this week on how to continue help to Hurricane Sandy victims and advises a religious gay man when his boss opposes performing same-sex marriage.
This week’s poem is by Jason Mark, a high school student and dedicated humanist.
New comics by Jesus and Mo, Ape Not Monkey, and The Bad Chemicals!
Today, President Obama unveiled his administration’s plan to address gun violence, calling on Congress to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. This move will inevitably draw the ire of the National Rifle Association and other gun advocates, citing the Second Amendment right to bear arms. Last week, I invited HNN readers to weigh in on the gun control debate, and there were a variety of responses. Some argued that, as humanists with concern for human welfare, this should be one of our priorities. Others say this is a debate best left to other organizations. But very few opposed more gun restrictions—reminding me that humanists tend to agree on most issues (even if we may passionately disagree on what to call ourselves as people who don’t believe in a god!). Whatever your views, the purpose of any “Humanist Debate” is to engage our readers and, hopefully, get you thinking on the complexity of issues that affect all of us as United States citizens. We’re humanists—we have an opinion on everything.
Philosopher Catherine Monnet presents the arguments in support of stricter gun laws, and why humanists should take a stand on this issue.
Thanks to our HNN readers who took the time to write in on the issue of humanism and gun control. We share some of your comments here.
What should humanists do to end gun violence in America? Take our poll and tell us your opinion.
Motivated by compassion, humanist Steve Lopes became a crisis counselor. Here he shares his story on how humanism motivates him, and what happened when he was on duty during the Sandy Hook tragedy.
AHA Executive Director Roy Speckhardt writes in The Huffington Post this week on the need for more secular elected leaders to represent the growing number of “nones” in the United States.