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Global Shoptalkers, unite!

Reading Time: 5 minutes This week, I opened the column with “Changing tracks: This is Global Humanist Shoptalk.” There, I explored what contemporary humanism includes, and why it matters for the work we’re doing here at OnlySky. Give it a gander, if you haven’t already. If you’d like to be part of these conversations, consider this post an Introductions […]

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Lights for Liberty

Reading Time: 3 minutes In just the few days since I wrote my post about American concentration camps, the situation has gotten even worse. We’ve seen a searing image of a father and his 2-year-old daughter who drowned together while crossing the Rio Grande [WARNING: disturbing photo]. Meanwhile, the Office of the Inspector General has released photos of horrific […]

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Support the IHEU’s Humanists At Risk Campaign

Reading Time: 3 minutes I’ve given up hope for Bangladesh, where Islamist gangs continue to murder freethinkers and atheists with impunity while the government sits on its hands. The latest martyr to reason is the publisher Shahzahan Bachchu, who was assassinated earlier this month. Since Bangladesh’s government can’t or won’t protect its citizens, the only recourse I see for […]

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My Birthday Wish: Support Bowl-a-Thon ’16

Reading Time: < 1 minute Happy birthday to me! Today’s my 34th birthday, which means I totally outlived Jesus. I’m not a materialistic person, so I’m not looking for presents. But if you have some spare cash, I’d be happy if you made a donation to Feminist Coffee Hour’s Bowl-a-Thon fundraiser for the New York Abortion Access Fund. And if […]

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Support Bowl-a-Thon 2016

Reading Time: < 1 minute As long as reproductive choice is under threat in the United States, there’ll be a need for the National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon. This year, the stakes are especially high, as Catholic hospitals continue to deny critical care to pregnant and miscarrying women, and the Supreme Court will soon hear a case over a dreadful, bad-faith […]

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Support CFI’s Freethought Rescue Project

Reading Time: < 1 minute In light of the continuing murders of atheists in Bangladesh and the apathy of the Bangladeshi government, the Center for Inquiry has launched a very worthy project: a Freethought Rescue Fund to bring threatened activists to the U.S. or other secular-friendly countries and help them live here in safety. (At least one of the murdered […]

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Support the Ada Initiative

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you, like me, are sick and tired of all the bad news that’s been coming out of the atheist community lately, here’s something you can do to help: support the Ada Initiative, a nonprofit group that seeks to change sexist cultures and increase women’s participation and representation. Although their primary focus is on programming […]

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Women in Secularism Attendees’ Letter to the CFI Board

Reading Time: 3 minutes The following letter was originally written by Miri Mogilevsky of Freethought Blogs. As I’m a signatory, I’m reprinting it below. This was sent to the CFI Board of Directors as they prepare to meet this week to discuss the controversy surrounding Dr. Ron Lindsay’s opening remarks at the Women in Secularism conference. If you have […]

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Women in Secularism Speakers’ Letter to CFI Board

Reading Time: < 1 minute In the aftermath of the unfortunate introduction at Women in Secularism 2, a group of speakers have written and signed a joint letter to the Center for Inquiry’s board of directors, detailing their objections to Ron Lindsay’s offensive remarks and what they’re asking the board to do. I highly recommend reading the full text of […]

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Followup on the Atheists of Bangladesh

Reading Time: 2 minutes In my post on Monday, I said I’d write an update if I found out about anything else that could be done to help the Bangladeshi bloggers imprisoned for their atheism. I have a few more suggestions for how to do that. The International Humanist and Ethical Union is promoting the #HumanistSolidarity hashtag on Twitter […]

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