American Atheists Lose 9/11 Cross Lawsuit

Reason

I am not at all surprised to report that American Atheists have lost their lawsuit against the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Associated Press reports: U.S. District Judge Deborah Batts rejected the arguments of American Atheists…Batts wrote that the cross and its accompanying panels of text “helps demonstrate how those at ground zero coped [Read More...]

Three Things Holding Humanism Back

Humanism - Reason, Compassion, Hope

Clay Farris Naff, writing for the Huffington Post, argues that “Humanism’s Moment of Opportunity [is] Going to Waste”: The evidence is in, and it is clear: New Atheists have been a media success and a societal failure. They know how to sell books, how to debate, how to sneer, skewer, and satirize — in short, [Read More...]

Reflections on Returning from Kentucky

Spring Break Trip Participants

Sorry for the blogging-break – I’ve been busy! I’ve just returned from the Humanist Graduate Community at Harvard’s 4th annual Secular Spring Break Service Trip. This year, we headed to Harlan, KY, for a week of service-learning focused on the environmentally-damaging practice of mountaintop removal mining. The trip was extremely challenging: physically, of course (my [Read More...]

Secular Service in the Appalachians

Compassion

The Humanist Graduate Community at Harvard is fundraising for our fourth annual Spring Break Service Trip. We are looking for help to reduce flight costs and to enable us to take a full group of students to engage in environmental work. If you are able to help out, please donate here! At the Humanist Graduate [Read More...]

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Ethical Culture

The weekend I had the pleasure of addressing the members of the Baltimore Ethical Society, one of a network of godless congregations around the country dedicated to individual and social ethical improvement (collectively called the American Ethical Union). I’ve been visiting Ethical Societies rather frequently recently as part of my training to become an Ethical Culture Leader [Read More...]

I’m On the The Pink Atheist Podcast!

Evangelizing

Check out my recent appearance on the Pink Atheist Podcast with Rachel Johnson, Phil Ferguson, and fellow guest Todd Stiefel! We talk atheism, Humanism, the Humanist Community Project, and coming out of closets! Listen Now! [Read more...]

Welcome, Adam – Let’s Fight!

Dialogue

You will perhaps have noticed that Adam Lee of Daylight Atheism has recently joined our little network here – go him! His blog is great: his writing cogent and lively, his views well-formed, and his speeches interesting and feisty  So, obviously, I’m going to pick a fight with him. Well, not a fight exactly: let’s say [Read More...]


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