Humanist Network News
Humanist Network News, or HNN, is a weekly Internet magazine produced by the American Humanist Association (AHA). A typical edition of HNN contains news, opinion, lifestyle pieces, cartoons and humor...just like a regular newspaper except each piece addresses the nonreligious philosophy of humanism. HNN articles are written by the staff of the AHA and a variety of guest writers. HNN is published every Wednesday.
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Recent HNN Articles
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).
Dr. Bob Bhaerman, education director for the Kochhar Humanist Education Center, commends President Obama’s plan to support pre-K education, as long as humanist values such as critical thinking and compassion remain key elements of the program.
Popular singer and entertainer Beyoncé is being criticized in the media for appearing to be anti-feminist. AHA’s Grassroots Coordinator Sadie Rothman comments on why feminism needs to be about freedom of choice, not control.
Now that President Obama has made clear his support for immigration reform, AHA’s Legislative Associate Matthew Bulger thinks it’s time for humanists to take a stand in support of a more open policy.
AHA Communications Associate and our resident expert on atheist music, Brian Magee, interviews singer and songwriter Shelley Segal (best known for her atheist song "Saved") on her new album, Little March.
The AHA’s communications department is expanding! Learn more about our new staff person and communications assistant, Sarah Anne Hughes.