Monthly Archives: December 2019

Ask Takudzwa 19 – Zimbabwean Religion as, Fundamentally, Political

by | December 31, 2019

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Takudzwa Mazwienduna is the informal leader of Zimbabwean Secular Alliance and a member of the Humanist Society of Zimbabwe. This educational series will explore secularism in Zimbabwe from an organizational perspective, and some more. Here we talk about religion as politics in Zimbabwe. — Scott Douglas Jacobsen: We have talked about religion and… Read more »

Ask Mandisa 49 – BN SeaCon 2019

by | December 31, 2019

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Mandisa Thomas, a native of New York City, is the founder and President of Black Nonbelievers, Inc. Although never formally indoctrinated into belief, Mandisa was heavily exposed to Christianity, Black Nationalism, and Islam. As a child she loved reading, and enjoyed various tales of Gods from different cultures, including Greek and Ghanaian.… Read more »

Ask An Abortion Doula 9 – “What’s the biggest challenge you face as a doula?”

by | December 31, 2019

By Autumn Reinhardt-Simpson Autumn Reinhardt-Simpson is an abortion doula and Ph.D. student in religious studies at the University of Alberta. She is the author of the Humanist Ceremonies Handbook (Humanist Press, 2018) and the upcoming The Companion: An Abortion Doula Handbook. You can visit her at her website  Here she answers a question about the biggest challenges faced as a… Read more »

Reflection – 2019 edition

by | December 31, 2019

The digits on the date are rolling over once again, which means it’s time for my annual year-end reflection. This year’s reflection is special, in that it’s not just a reflection on the past year, but also the past decade: the first decade of Canadian Atheist.

Ask Faye 4 – Age Wins: It Always Wins

by | December 31, 2019

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Faye Girsh is the Founder and the Past President of the Hemlock Society of San Diego. She was the President of the National Hemlock Society (Defunct) and the World Federation of RTD Societies (Extant). Currently, she is on the Advisory Board of the Final Exit Network and the Euthanasia Research and Guidance… Read more »

Interview with Simone Krüsi – Office Manager/Secretary General, Secretariat of the Freethinkers Association of Switzerland

by | December 30, 2019

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Simone Krüsi is the Office Manager/Secretary General in the Secretariat (National Committee) of the Freethinkers Association of Switzerland. She studied German language and literature, ethnology, European history, and Balkan Studies at Universities of Freiburg i. Ue., Zurich and Vienna. She worked for the “Tagesschau” or a news programme of the Swiss broadcasting… Read more »