Ask Jon 12 – The Fourth of July

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about July 4th, public safety and health, religion (naturally), education, and more. *Interview conducted on July 6, 2020.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: We finished the July 4th celebration for America’s Independence Day. … Continue reading

Ask Professor Burge 1 – The Junction of American Religion and Politics

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Professor Ryan Burge‘is website states: “I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science as well as the Graduate Coordinator at Eastern Illinois University. I teach in a variety of areas, including American institutions, political behavior, and research methods. My research focuses largely on the intersection between … Continue reading

Interview with Immoh Obot on Losing Faith

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Immoh Obot is a certified fire officer. He is also a computer programmer and a freelance creative writer. Here we talk about his story, his life. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is family and cultural background? Some of the relevant details to provide a rounded perspective on … Continue reading

Ask An Abortion Doula 11 – “How do you support people from varied cultural/religious backgrounds?”

By Autumn Reinhardt-Simpson Autumn Reinhardt-Simpson is an abortion doula and Ph.D. student in religious studies at the University of Alberta. She is the author of the Humanist Ceremonies Handbook (Humanist Press, 2018) and the upcoming The Companion: An Abortion Doula Handbook. You can visit her at her website www.electriceelpond.com.  Here she answers a question about the … Continue reading

Interview with Ming-Feng Chen – HPT Director, Elementary School Science Teacher

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Ming-Feng Chen is an HPT Director and an Elementary School Science Teacher, and a Freethinker in the tradition of Yiguandao. Here we talk about nonbelievers in Taiwan as part of an ongoing effort of collecting Asian region freethinker voices. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: In short, what was … Continue reading

Interview with Vince Hawkins – Author on Secular AA

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Vince Hawkins is a writer and published author on Secular AA. Here, we talk about his life, work, views. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is family background, e.g., geography, culture, language, and religion or lack thereof? Vince Hawkins: I was brought up in Kent in the south of England … Continue reading

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