The Freethought Movement in 2013 – 5 Hopes and Challenges

It’s time to get the freethought movement moving. 2012 has been huge: The Reason Rally powerfully demonstrated the rise of a new political constituency, and the presidential election – with 70% of religious “nones” voting for Obama –  showed the potential of freethinkers to shape American politics in the future. But it won’t be easy: activating our influence [Read More...]

At Last I’m 30 – Introducing ROUSE Them!

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I’m 30 years old today, and have finished my retrospective “how did I get here?” countdown. But instead of celebrating the the normal way (or perhaps as well as…) I wanted to use the occasion of my birthday to start a new journey. And here it is: ROUSE Them is my latest project, an attempt to take [Read More...]

Countdown to 30 – 1 Day to Go! – Felix Adler Calling

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The seventh and last post in my “Countdown to 30″ series, looking forward to my 30th birthday (tomorrow!) and back to how I got here. Felix Adler Calling Throughout my time researching Humanism and working as a Humanist activist, Ethical Culture (a movement of Humanist congregations dedicated to ethical living and the improvement of society) had [Read More...]

Countdown to 30 – 2 Days to Go! – Humanist Activist

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The sixth post in my “Countdown to 30″ series, looking forward to my 30th birthday and back to how I got here. Humanist Activist The past two years or so has been a whirlwind of Humanist activism. I launched this blog, Temple of the Future, to present a positive, powerful, passionate vision of Humanism that might [Read More...]

Countdown to 30 – 3 Days to Go! – Finding Myself in Humanist Community

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The fifth post in my “Countdown to 30″ series, looking forward to my 30th birthday and back to how I got here. Finding Myself in Humanist Community The Humanist Community at Harvard was a revelation. While I had attended Humanist discussion groups, read Humanist books, and frequented Humanist blogs for a while, I had never enjoyed [Read More...]

Countdown to 30 – 4 Days to Go! – Developing Humanism

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The fourth post in my “Countdown to 30″ series, looking forward to my 30th birthday and back to how I got here. Developing Humanism – A Home for my Values My commitment to Humanism truly blossomed when I arrived in America. I remember one particular conversation with a fellow Harvard graduate student. We were sitting in [Read More...]

Countdown to 30 – 5 Days to Go! – Discovering Humanism

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The third post in my “Countdown to 30″ series, looking forward to my 30th birthday and back to how I got here. Discovering Humanism – Something to Believe In While I was raised nonreligious, I didn’t consider myself a committed Humanist until I reached University. I had gone to Cambridge to study Education, inspired by [Read More...]


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