Interview with Professor Steven Pinker – Johnstone Family Professor, Psychology, Harvard University

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen In a prior job at Conatus News in the United Kingdom, I conducted an interview with the prominent and respected author and philosopher of science, Dr. Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, who agreed to the interview and made some thoughtful comments about the idea of the “conatus” or … Continue reading

Humanist Canada calls for release of Nigerian Humanist President

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen VANCOUVER, British Columbia – May 5, 2020 – PRLog — Canadian Humanists are supporting calls from Humanists International to have Mubarak Bala released from a Nigerian jail. Bala, who is president of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, was arrested by Nigerian police April 28 following a … Continue reading

Ask HRW (Israel and Palestine) 3 – November-December: Deportation from Tel Aviv, Israel for Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine Director

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Omar Shakir, J.D. works as the Israel and Palestine Director for Human Rights Watch. He investigates a variety of human rights abuses within Occupied Palestinian Territory (Gaza and the West Bank) and Israel. He earned a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University, an M.A. in Arab … Continue reading

Press Release: Atheists Release Report Highlighting the Discriminatory Practice of Prayer in the BC Legislature

By British Columbia Humanist Association (Vancouver, BC) — Today, BC Humanist Association (BCHA) released a groundbreaking report entitled “House of Prayer: An Analysis of Prayers in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, 2003-2019.” The report details the discriminatory and exclusionary nature of prayer in the BC Legislature, and is part … Continue reading

Microfinancing African Secularism

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen The Brighter Brains Institute or Humanists Global based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, California in the United States of America wants to assist with the development of the atheist community within various African nation-states. This is through microfinancing. Microfinancing or the gifting of microfunds … Continue reading

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