Ask Dr. P.B. 1 – Religious Privilege in Practice in Canada: Municipal Prayers & Permissive Tax Exemptions

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff has been a community organizer for more than 15 years. He has been active in Saanich municipal politics. He earned a PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Cambridge and two BAs from the University of Calgary in Political Science … Continue reading

Ask Gary 1 – What is Humanists International?

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Gary McLelland is the Chief Executive of Humanists International: “Gary joined Humanists International in February 2017. Before this he worked for the Humanist Society Scotland since 2013 as Head of Communications and Public Affairs. He has also previously served as a Board member of the European Humanist Federation based … Continue reading

Interview with Ranil Prasad on Municipal Prayers

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Ranil Prasad “is a fourth year political science student at UBC, where he studies the relationship between party platforms and legislative activities. In his spare time, he is the Premier of the non-partisan BC Youth Parliament, a youth service organization in which youth engagement and community … Continue reading

Interview with Professor Steven Pinker – Johnstone Family Professor, Psychology, Harvard University

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen In a prior job at Conatus News in the United Kingdom, I conducted an interview with the prominent and respected author and philosopher of science, Dr. Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, who agreed to the interview and made some thoughtful comments about the idea of the “conatus” or … Continue reading

International coalition to protest arrest of Nigerian humanist

By Humanists International and Atheists United (Sat., May 2, 2020) London. — Atheists, faith leaders, and other grassroots activists have organized an international Week of Protest to help bring attention to the ongoing plight of Mubarak Bala, the President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria. On April 28, Mubarak Bala was arrested … Continue reading

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