Ask Dr. O 4 – The Full Lamont-y: The United Nations as, in Principle, Extended Bureaucratic Humanism

— 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

The Enlightenment Still Wins

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 … Continue reading

Is It Blasphemy or Honesty?

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 … Continue reading

Ask an Abortion Doula 5 – “Why do you have to drive around Alberta? I thought we [Canadians] could get abortions anywhere.”

Autumn Reinhardt-Simpson is an abortion doula and Ph.D. student in religious studies at the University of Alberta. She is the author of the Humanist Ceremonies Handbook (Humanist Press, 2018) and the upcoming The Companion: An Abortion Doula Handbook. You can visit her at her website www.electriceelpond.com.  Here we talk about accessibility. By Autumn Reinhardt-Simpson August 2019 … Continue reading

Ask Rob 6 – Evil in Action and in Inaction, Choose Wisely: Secular History Rediscovered

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Rob Boston is the Editor of Church & State (Americans United for Separation of Church and State). Here we talk about legal training, human rights, and more. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: If ordinary citizens want to learn about the history of grassroots work for the improvement of conditions in their … Continue reading

British Columbia Humanist Association Updates with Ian Bushfield, M.Sc.

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Ian Bushfield, M.Sc., is the Executive Director of the British Columbia Humanist Association (BCHA). Here we discuss updates since the AGM and during the first half of 2019. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Let’s start today with the note of the AGM. What were the highlights of it? Ian … Continue reading

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