Interview with Vince Hawkins – Author on Secular AA

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Vince Hawkins is a writer and published author on Secular AA. Here, we talk about his life, work, views. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is family background, e.g., geography, culture, language, and religion or lack thereof? Vince Hawkins: I was brought up in Kent in the south of England … Continue reading

Ask Shirley 6 – Modern Social Movements

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. Here we talk about modern social movements. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, we are a couple of years or more … Continue reading

Ask Dr. O 3 – Concerns of the Human Order: Humanists and Non-Humanists at the United Nations

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Dr. David L. Orenstein is a Full Professor of Anthropology at Medgar Evers College of the CUNY (City University of New York) who has authored two books: Godless Grace: How Non-Believers are Making the World Safer Richer and Kinder (2015) and Darwin’s Apostles (2019). In early professional training, Orenstein was a  primatologist, … Continue reading

Clash of Civilizations

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. — When George W. Bush was president, he said his invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, … Continue reading

Interview with Prosper Mutandadzi – Zimbabwean Author, Filmmaker, Freethinker, & Humanist

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Prosper Mutandadzi is a Member of the freethought community and the budding humanist community in Zimbabwe, and an author and filmmaker. Here we talk about his life, work, and views. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is family background, e.g., geography, culture, language, and religion or lack thereof? … Continue reading

Ask Herb 10 – Judgment: To Smith in Silver, Pith in Word

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Herb Silverman is the Founder of the Secular Coalition of America, the Founder of the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry, and the Founder of the Atheist/Humanist Alliance student group at the College of Charleston. Here we talk about who has done the most for the secular … Continue reading

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