An Interview with Danielle Erika Hill Conference Director – The 2017 Asian Humanism Conference

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So we’ve been talking off-tape a little bit about demographics and the situation in the Philippines, and political and religious issues. But first, I want to take a step back and ask, “Do you have a background in humanism or non-belief? How did … Continue reading

An Overview of Women’s Rights of the Philippines

By Danielle Erika Hill and Scott Douglas Jacobsen Humanism, as an ethical and philosophical worldview, provides the basis for proper action in the world with an emphasis on this world, the natural world. There is a phrase, “deed before creed,” that speaks volumes to the emphasis of humanism. Principles are nice; rights and … Continue reading

Father Joseph Lagumbay of the Catholic Universalist Church of the Philippines

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobsen: For the Canadian atheist community, what is your own background and upbringing in a faith? What was your training? How does this tie into Filipino culture at large? Father Joseph Lagumbay: Hi Scott, thanks for having me here. I was born and raised … Continue reading

Interview with Jamie Del Rosario Martinez

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What was family and surrounding culture like growing up? I know memories can fade and become distorted. However, there are themes, which can help set the groundwork for our discussion here today. Jamie De Rosario Martinez: I was a product of a broken family, … Continue reading

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