Ask Jon 16 – American Exceptionalism: or, “You don’t know everything.”

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about American exceeptionlism. *Interview conducted on August 3, 2020.* — Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Okay! This is another Ask Jon. You wanted to talk about the concept or the claim of American exceptionalism. … Continue reading

Ask Shirley 7 – Activism

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Shirley Rivera is the Founder and President of the Ateístas de Puerto Rico. The intent is to learn about Puerto Rican atheism and culture, as an educational series. This is more of a special request based on the need of Nacer Amari. Here we talk about helping … Continue reading

Ask Gary 1 – What is Humanists International?

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Gary McLelland is the Chief Executive of Humanists International: “Gary joined Humanists International in February 2017. Before this he worked for the Humanist Society Scotland since 2013 as Head of Communications and Public Affairs. He has also previously served as a Board member of the European Humanist Federation based … Continue reading

Proofs That Don’t Prove

By James Haught James Haught is editor of West Virginia’s largest newspaper, The Charleston Gazette, and a senior editor of Free Inquiry. He is 87-years-old and would like to help secular causes more. This series is a way of giving back. — Throughout history, various religious scholars devised arguments to prove God’s existence. … Continue reading

To resolve the Palestinian question we need to end colonialism

— By Wesam Ahmad Wesam Ahmad works for Al-Haq (Independent Palestinian Human Rights Organization). He is a Palestinian-American born and raised in the U.S. He earned a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology, and a J.D., from Louisiana State University. Also, he completed an LL.M./M.L. in International Human Rights Law from … Continue reading

Trump’s Colonial Solution to the Question of Palestine Threatens the Foundations of International Law

— By Wesam Ahmad Wesam Ahmad works for Al-Haq (Independent Palestinian Human Rights Organization). He is a Palestinian-American born and raised in the U.S. He earned a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology, and a J.D., from Louisiana State University. Also, he completed an LL.M./M.L. in International Human Rights Law from … Continue reading

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