Meet Me in St. Louis

The Ethical Society of St. Louis

This Summer, if everything goes to plan, I’ll be moving on from Harvard after 7 years. When I first came to America to begin a one year Master’s degree in Arts in Education, after two years teaching high school English in the UK equivalent of Teach for America, I had no idea what I wanted [Read More...]

Boston’s First Atheist Community Center (I Believe In…)

Humanist Community at Harvard

This is a guest post by Sarah Chandonnet, the Outreach and Development Manager at the Humanist Community at Harvard. Sarah has, for the past few years, been a leader in the secular movement in the Boston area – a true unsung hero of atheism and Humanism – and now she tells her story. I believe in [Read More...]

In Defense of Atheist “Churches”

Dialogue

Godless congregations. Atheist “churches”. Humanist communities. Few topics seem so divisive among atheists. For instance, Siana Bangura of The Heresy Club describes experiments like the London Assembly as “the first step in the wrong direction”, “tasteless at best and ridiculous, if not dangerous at worst”. “This”, she confers, “sounds like a cult”. I encounter similar [Read More...]

Forward Thinking – What Does Civic Responsibility Mean to You?

Forward Thinking

 My response to the first prompt in the values development project begun by Libby Anne and Daniel Fincke, Forward Thinking: What does civic responsibility mean to you? Civic responsibility, for me, stems from two facts: the fact we are all human beings, and therefore morally valuable, and the fact that what we do affects other [Read More...]

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

Countdown - 2

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

Countdown - 4

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...]


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