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Humanists Launch 10th Annual Freedom of Thought Report

Reading Time: 2 minutes This is from the American Humanist Association: Today, the American Humanist Association (AHA) is proud to host the global launch event for the release of the 2021 Freedom of Thought Report, authored and published each year by Humanists International. This marks the 10th anniversary of the report, which tracks the rights and treatment of nonreligious people and […]

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Humanists Call for Full Investigation and Possible Impeachment of Brett Kavanaugh

Reading Time: 2 minutes From the American Humanist Association: The American Humanist Association (AHA), joins the Freedom from Religion Foundation, in calling for a full investigation into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. If a new investigation finds that Kavanaugh had lied to Congress, the AHA will call for his immediate impeachment, since lying to Congress is an impeachable offense.  The […]

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American Humanist Association Announces Dr. Anthony Fauci as 2021 Humanist of the Year

Reading Time: 2 minutes From the American Humanist Association: Today, the American Humanist Association (AHA) announced scientist and immunologist Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. as the 2021 Humanist of the Year. AHA Executive Director Roy Speckhardt said, “We are honored that Dr. Fauci will receive our highest award at the AHA’s 80th Annual Conference. His unwavering commitment to accessible, evidence-based […]

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Humanists Raise Awareness of the Nonreligious Latinx Community

Reading Time: 2 minutes This is from the American Humanist Association: Today, the Latinx Humanist Alliance (LHA) officially launches the 1 in 5 campaign, which strives to raise awareness of the growing nonreligious Latinx population in the US. This marks the second year of this campaign, which initially launched in 2019 upon the creation of the LHA. “This campaign is […]

Posted inSex & Gender

Humanists Launch Project to Uplift Marginalized Writers

Reading Time: 2 minutes From the American Humanist Association: Today, the American Humanist Association (AHA) launches the Call for Voices project, which strives to increase the visibility of historically marginalized writers. This project was piloted in 2020 by the Feminist Humanist Alliance and LGBTQ Humanist Alliance and will now be a part of the AHA’s ongoing programs. The AHA will […]

Posted inPolitics, The Secular

National Day of Reason Resolution Introduced in the US House of Representatives

Reading Time: 2 minutes This is from the AHA:  Today, Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) introduced a resolution to recognize May 7, 2021, as a “National Day of Reason.” The resolution is co-sponsored by fellow Congressional Freethought Caucus members Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA), Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA), Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI), and Representative […]

Posted inPolitics, Sex & Gender

Reflections on Dawkins and the AHA

Reading Time: 9 minutes The AHA have just rescinded an award they gave to Richard Dawkins in 1996. It seems like this episode has created something of a hubbub in the skeptical community – itself a bunch of people loosely associating with each other by hanging around on atheist websites like this. Herding cats, and all that. The background […]

Posted inSex & Gender

American Humanist Association Board Statement Withdrawing Honor from Richard Dawkins

Reading Time: < 1 minute I guess Dawkins has a bit of the Twitter-jitters about him, rather like you-know-who. This is from the American Humanist Association: Established in 1953, the Humanist of the Year Award is conferred annually by the American Humanist Association (AHA), recognizing the awardee as an exemplar of humanist values. Communication of scientific concepts to the public […]

Posted inThe Secular

Religious Rivals Unite in Celebration Over Today’s Supreme Court First Amendment Ruling

Reading Time: 3 minutes This is from the American Humanist Association: Today, the American Humanist Association (AHA) celebrates this morning’s Supreme Court’s ruling, Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski, alongside typical opponent, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). This ruling upheld (8-1) a critical remedy in First Amendment cases. “Today’s ruling is a victory for the rule of law itself,” Monica Miller, AHA’s Legal Director […]

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