Tag Archives: humanism

Ask Mandisa 63: African Americans for Humanism

by | August 10, 2021

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Mandisa Thomas, a native of New York City, is the founder and President of Black Nonbelievers, Inc. Although never formally indoctrinated into belief, Mandisa was heavily exposed to Christianity, Black Nationalism, and Islam. As a child she loved reading, and enjoyed various tales of Gods from different cultures, including Greek and Ghanaian. “Through… Read more »

Interview with Dr. Michael Friedman on Hardcore Humanism

by | July 5, 2021

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Dr. Michael Friedman is a Co-Founder of Hardcore Humanism. Here we talk about his personal story, ideas, and development of Hardcore Humanism. *Interview conducted June 6, 2020.* Scott Jacobsen: So, what’s in the family’s personal story to set a ground framework for some of the discussion today? Dr. Michael Friedman: Yes. So,… Read more »

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

by | October 10, 2020

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 and International Relations, respectively. He… Read more »

Ask Gary 1 – What is Humanists International?

by | August 7, 2020

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 in Brussels, as well as… Read more »

Interview with Ranil Prasad on Municipal Prayers

by | July 22, 2020

— 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 serviced are emphasized. He also… Read more »