In Conversation with Dr. Leo Igwe on the Responsibility of Recognition

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Leo Igwe is the founder of the Nigerian Humanist Movement and former Western and Southern African representative of the International Humanist and Ethical Union. He is among the most prominent African non-religious people from the African continent. When he speaks, many people listen in a serious … Continue reading

George Ongere on the Center for Inquiry in Kenya

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Jacobsen: To begin, do you have any prefaces to the conversation today? George Ongere: When I was growing, my mother believed something was wrong with me. I was the only child in the family who could not succeed in cramming the catechism to graduate and eat the … Continue reading

The Heinous Depths of Superstition

Superstition has always been a word that has represented for me the mostly laughable, absurd and meaningless quirks of personality in people I’ve known.  Rituals, observances and attitudes that were mostly harmless and mostly forgettable.  Like most people (I think), I have tended to ignore and sometimes humour other people’s superstitions. My attitude of … Continue reading

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