Monthly Archives: March 2018

Fleeing Burundi and Finding Humanism with Aloys Habonimana

by | March 31, 2018

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobsen: You are Burundian, but have fled, recently. Why? Aloys Habonimana: In 2015, Burundi is fallen and in a political crisis, when the president wanted to stay in power illegally; the opposition parties and civil organizations were against that. I as a person who started to understand the importance of living… Read more »

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An Interview with Karen Loethen — Previous Member, Meramec Secular Student Alliance — Part 2

by | March 31, 2018

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What are your main concerns for the secular community off campus, in society that is, now? Karen Loethen: Oh, Scott, so many. I’ll try to keep my capitalizations down to a minimum. Lol I have HUGE concern for the many ways that the religious right has put institutional religion into… Read more »

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An Interview with Karen Loethen — Previous Member, Meramec Secular Student Alliance — Part 1

by | March 30, 2018

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is family background — geography, culture, language, religion/irreligion, and education? Karen Loethen: Thanks, Scott. I come from a small town in Illinois, just your basic homogeneously white, lower-income Christian small town. My family didn’t really practice religion much until I was in my younger teens. My own parents come… Read more »

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More on the Meaning of Backlash Movements with Faisal Saeed Al Mutar

by | March 29, 2018

  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 to talk about the meaning of backlash movements. Jacobsen: So, before, we talked about some issues regarding… Read more »

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Clovis Munezero on Fleeing Burundi, Being a Refugee, and Being a Nonbeliever

by | March 29, 2018

  By Scott Douglas Jacobsen  Scott Douglas Jacobsen: You are Burundian, but have fled, recently. Why? Clovis Munezero: I am Burundian, but recently I have fled my country. When I saw that my life was in danger, my friends were killed; my companions jailed, some of my family disappeared and others imprisoned; I have reason to flee… Read more »

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