— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Marc is the Unitarian Universalists Hong Kong Treasurer. Here we talk about some of the community. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Let us start on personal and family background. How did they lean you into a Unitarian Universalist perspective and community? Marc UU Hong Kong: My mother’s side is Baptist. My father’s side… Read more »
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, as he opens in No Qualms (Ed., published on 2018, July 18, i.e., when he was 86), “I’m quite aware… Read more »
A weekly update on the news relevant to Canadian Politics for 2018-06-17.
By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Chinese authorities have viewed Christianity with suspicion for some time. They view Christians as potentially threatening political dissidents. This has be a concern of the Communist Party of China. Online marketplaces within China have been removing the Bible. Beijing is restricting citizens’ practice of religion. China has controlled the sale of… Read more »
— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobsen: I wanted to talk about humanism: the hows and whys, the theoretical and practical, and so on. You are highly qualified to comment on it. So, I asked. You agreed. So here we are, to begin, what is humanism properly defined in its most general sense? Andrew Copson: In… Read more »
“This was not a good week for religious symbols in Quebec. Well, some people’s symbols, anyway. In the federal byelection in Lac-Saint-Jean riding, the New Democratic candidate who finished a strong second in the general election two years ago dropped to fourth place, while losing more than half her 2015 vote share. The obvious explanation… Read more »