By Way of Re-Introduction: Note, “International Humanist and Ethical Union” Became “Humanists International”

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen The International Humanist and Ethical Union or IHEU was founded in 1952 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, by Julian Huxley, Jaap van Praag, Harold Blackham (Humanists International, 2019a). Humanism, as a philosophy and lifestance, needs little introduction to the community of readers here. The American Ethical Union, American Humanist … Continue reading

Ask Shingai 2 – Political Strife and Religious Consolation

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Interview with Shingai Rukwata Ndoro is the Interim Chairperson of the Humanist Society of Zimbabwe. We will explore the nature of theism and non-theism, and so on, in the context of Zimbabwe for this educational series. Here we talk about the positives of religion, the negatives of … 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 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 Mubarak 3 – Better Than a Candle: Humanism as a Light in the Ethical Night

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Mubarak Bala is the President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria. We will be conducting this educational series to learn more about humanism and secularism within Nigeria. Here we talk about Nigerian freethought and freedom of expression. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Humanism seems to wring the supernaturalism out of … Continue reading

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