Interview with Dr. Bonnie Cleaveland – President, Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Dr. Bonnie Cleaveland is the President of the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry. Some may recall this organization from the conversations with Dr. Herb Silverman. There is a good reason for this. Dr. Silverman is the founder of the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry, among other … Continue reading

Ask Rob 8 – A More Rounded Circle: Communities Become More Inclusive, Values Better Approximate Universalization

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Rob Boston is the Editor of Church & State (Americans United for Separation of Church and State). Here we talk about secular and freethought communities, the American story. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What defined communities of secularism and the values of freethought in earlier periods of the American story? What … 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 Minister Poppei 2 – “Act So As To Elicit the Best In Others and Thereby In Thy Self”

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Minister Amanda Poppei is a Senior Leader & Unitarian Universalist Minister at the Washington Ethical Society (Ethical Culture and Unitarian Universalist). Here we talk about ‘standard’ services for the UUs and ethical societies. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Let’s talk about some of the functions within the community, what is the standard service repertoire – and proper terminology for everything … Continue reading

Interview with Stefan Paintner of Atheist Refugee Relief

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Stefan Paintner works for Atheist Refugee Relief. Here we learn more about some of the issues and difficulties of refugees, and the manner in which organizations can help support them to safety. This issue, apart from religion, will continue to increase as a problem for many years. … Continue reading

Interview with Sadia Hameed – Spokesperson, Council of Ex Muslims of Britain

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Sadia Hameed is an ex-Muslim and human rights activist focused on women’s rights in particular. She is a Spokesperson for the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain. She grew up in Oxford. She lost faith at age 15. Her brother was bullied for speaking out as an … Continue reading

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