An Interview with Wade Kaardal, Chairperson of the Asian Working Group for IHEYO

Was there a family background in humanism and skepticism? To be honest, no. My family, being ethnically Norwegian, has strong ties to the Lutheran church, going back generations. My great grandfather was a missionary in Africa. Of course, he was an older kind of missionary, meaning his mission was in … Continue reading

An Interview with Anya Overmann, Communications Officer of IHEYO

*This interview has been mildly edited for clarity and readability.* Tell us about yourself — family background, culture, first language, and religious/humanist background. I was born and raised in St. Louis. My parents were raised Catholic. Independently, they decided Catholicism and Christianity were not for them. They didn’t want to … Continue reading

An Interview with Emily Newman — Communications Coordinator at American Ethical Union

  As our correspondence has unfolded, I have discovered that, not only you but, your family is steeped in ethical humanism, and ethical societies. So what is the deal? Where did your family first come into contact with ethical humanism? My parents were married at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical … Continue reading

A Brief Note on the Vital Need for Humanist Voices

Humanism and ethical culture are not generally known. As many have experienced, anything not mainstream religious is sometimes termed in the atheist camps by vocal minorities of the religious, by default: “atheists,” “non-believers,” “infidels,” and so on. The lack of knowledge and the sometime negative emotional evaluation is a symptom … Continue reading

Charlottesville to Kuala Lumpur

The International Humanist and Ethical Youth Organisation (IHEYO) stands in solidarity with the International Humanist and Ethical Union and the American Humanist Association against the white supremacists and Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville.   IHEYO also stands in solidarity with the Kuala Lumpur consulate for the Atheist Republic. In light of the calls … Continue reading

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