Humanism and prostitution

By Ian Bushfield — The Ontario Court of Appeal today upheld an earlier ruling that the federal laws banning “bawdy houses” (brothels) is unconstitutional. They further ruled that the law against “living on the avails” of prostitution could only apply to exploitative relationships. Finally, they overturned an earlier ruling and upheld the ban … Continue reading

Do we get offended or join?

By Ian Bushfield — On the About Us page: “The British Columbia Humanist Association has been providing a community and voice for Humanists, atheists, agnostics, and the non-religious of Metro Vancouver and British Columbia since 1982. We support the growth of Humanist communities across BC, provide Humanist ceremonies, and campaign for progressive and secular values. We are a … Continue reading

Ask Dr. O 3 – Concerns of the Human Order: Humanists and Non-Humanists at the United Nations

— 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

Ask Takudzwa 8 – Upcoming Resources by and for Zimbabwean Humanists

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Takudzwa Mazwienduna is the informal leader of Zimbabwean Secular Alliance and a member of the Humanist Society of Zimbabwe. This educational series will explore secularism in Zimbabwe from an organizational perspective, and some more. Here we talk about the humanist community, safety concerns, private communication, public communications platforms, … Continue reading

Interview with Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff on BC Legislature Prayers

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff is a Debate Coach, Policy-Maker, and Researcher with a focus on community and sustainability. He is on the Board of the Greater Victoria Placemaking Network. He runs a free library in Rutledge Park. He earned a Ph.D. in Politics and International Studies from … Continue reading

Interview with Donna Harris – Former President, Humanists, Atheists, & Agnostics of Manitoba

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Donna Harris is the Former President of Humanists, Atheists, & Agnostics of Manitoba. Here we talk about her life, work, and views. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What was family background, e.g., language, culture, ethnicity, heritage of belief, and so on? Donna Harris: My father was English/Scottish. My mother … Continue reading

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