Interview with Rebecca Hale – Former President, American Humanist Association & Board Member, Humanists International

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Rebecca Hale is an American icon of the humanist movement. She is the Former President of the American Humanist Association, Co-Owner of, Co-Founder of the Freethinkers of Colorado Springs, and a current Board Member of Humanists International (formerly International Humanist and Ethical Union). She became a Member … Continue reading

Ask Dr. O 1 – Neither O Magazine Nor Oprah Television: A Humanist Goes to 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 … Continue reading

Interview with John Rafferty – Former President, Secular Society of New York

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen John Rafferty is the Former President of the Secular Society of New York. Here we talk about his life journey and views. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Let’s start from the beginning, with regards to family and personal background in brief, what is it? Maybe what are some pivotal … Continue reading

Interview with Steve James – Executive Director, Humanist Society of Metropolitan New York

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Steve James is the Executive Director of the Humanist Society of Metropolitan New York. Here we discuss his background, work, and community. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Let’s start with some background, either family or personal, what are some salient details and stories? Steve James: I was raised Catholic.  … Continue reading

Interview with Artist and Musician Nisi Jacobs

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Nisi Jacobs is an Artist and Musician, and a Native New Yorker. Here, we talk about her life, work, and views. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Was religion part of early family life? Nisi Jacobs: No, religion was not part of my family upbringing because my family left i behind. They … Continue reading

This Week in Canadian Science 2018-05-13

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen “Thousands of children descended on the University of Manitoba’s campus Saturday to muck up their hands and feet creating art, while learning about science and engineering. At 50 interactive stations, the annual Science Rendezvous festival in Winnipeg aimed to show kids how science overlaps with all aspects of … Continue reading

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