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

Mubarak Held Incommunicado in Kano

By Leo Igwe  While the police authorities in Kano have confirmed that Nigerian Humanist Mubarak Bala is in their custody, they have not granted him access to a lawyer. He has been held incommunicado. The police arrested Mubarak in Kaduna three days ago following a complaint of insulting prophet Muhammad … Continue reading

Interview with Abdulrahman Aliyu on Nigerian Humanism Now

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Abdulrahman Aliyu is a Nigerian Humanist and Freethinker involved in the community and movement in Nigeria. Here we talk about Nigerian humanism now. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. It is one of the most populated nations on earth. Its politics impact … Continue reading

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