By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Faisal Saeed Al Mutar founded the Global Secular Humanist Movement and Ideas Beyond Borders. He is an Iraqi refugee, satirist, and human rights activist. He is also a columnist for Free Inquiry. Here, we continue a series together. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: When it comes to a recent speaking tour, you… Read more »
By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jacobsen: To begin, what was life like growing up, developing into adulthood? Kuya Manzano: I was 10 years imprisoned in a Catholic boarding school. So I had ample time to learn how the Bible works and how priests operate. Church in the morning and night, every day. Jacobsen: How did you… Read more »
By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Was there a background in secularism for you? What were some seminal developmental events and realizations in personal life regarding it? Berntsen: While I spent my early teenage years as an active youth leader for St. Cecilia Church in Rockaway, NJ, I started questioning religion once a friend came out as a… Read more »
By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Humanist Hub was founded on January 1, 1974. What have been some of the main developments in its growth and outreach to, and activities for, the humanist community? Rick Heller: The Humanist Hub was founded as the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard. The founding chaplain, Tom Ferrick focused… Read more »
There is a great interview on Canadaland about the the experiences of Vice Canada’s Mack Lamoureux. He has made a career of following fringe groups including militants, conspiracy theorists and MRAs. You can find his articles at Vice. Listen to his interview “They Asked Me To Join The Militia” at Canadaland.