How Strong is Your Faith?

CNN is going to be airing a six-hour documentary over three nights beginning on August 21st. It’s called God’s Warriors. Christiane Amanpour will be hosting. For this documentary, Amanpour reports that during the last 30 years, each faith has exploded into a powerful political force, comprised of followers – “God’s warriors” – who share a [Read More...]

When Is It Okay To Share Your Beliefs?

JKC is a Mormon who works as a law clerk. He can make several comparisons between those two parts of his life: Like my time as a missionary, I work with Latinos, mostly Mexicans, in the U.S., who live off of field work. Like missionaries, I visit my clients in their homes. Like missionaries, I [Read More...]

Kill or Convert

Max Blumenthal has a frightening piece in The Nation about “Operation Straight Up (OSU), an evangelical entertainment troupe that actively proselytizes among active-duty members of the US military.” As an official arm of the Defense Department’s America Supports You program, OSU plans to mail copies of the controversial apocalyptic video game, Left Behind: Eternal Forces [Read More...]

Atheism: A Very Short Introduction

The Oxford University Press (OUP) publishes a series of books called “A Very Short Introduction.” They cover a range of topics, from the Koran to Plato. The book Atheism: A Very Short Introduction is written by Julian Baggini. He recently did an interview with the OUPblog. OUP: Why do you think the recent books by [Read More...]

Institute for Humanist Studies is Hiring (and Seeking an Intern)

The Institute for Humanist Studies (IHS) is hiring a 20-hour per week editor for the Humanist Network News (HNN) e-zine: Responsibilities include: writing original articles and editorials; assigning, soliciting, editing and copyediting news stories and columns; compiling letters to the editor section. … We are seeking candidates with news editing experience (campus newspapers OK). S/he [Read More...]