Ask Jon 20: Gratitude, Thanks, Good Tidings, and Cheer

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about Thanksgiving. *Interview conducted on November 23, 2020.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Ok, so, this will be a session for Thanksgiving. So our topic today is gratitude, not towards some thing, but about … Continue reading

Ask Takudzwa 14 – Soft Spots in Legislation

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Takudzwa Mazwienduna is the informal leader of Zimbabwean Secular Alliance and a member of the Humanist Society of Zimbabwe. This educational series will explore secularism in Zimbabwe from an organizational perspective, and some more. Here we talk about areas of concern in legislation. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: If we … Continue reading

Interview with Secular Community Member at Baylor University

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Here we talk with a secular community member of Baylor University. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Looking at the landscape of the secular university life at Baylor University, what is the secular/religious status of Baylor University – its foundation and founding culture as a university, and its development … Continue reading

Ask Herb 12 – ‘Secular’ Atrocities: Atrocious Views of the Secular

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Herb Silverman is the Founder of the Secular Coalition of America, the Founder of the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry, and the Founder of the Atheist/Humanist Alliance student group at the College of Charleston. Here we talk about religious and secular debates, and more. Scott Douglas … Continue reading

Interview with Alyssa Jorgensen – (Incoming) President, Secular Students at Virginia Tech

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Alyssa Jorgensen is the (incoming) President of the Secular Students at Virginia Tech, formerly the Freethinkers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. Here we talk about personal background, the new role, and the rebranding of the organization. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What was early life like for … Continue reading

Ask Mandisa 23 – Mother’s Day Low-Orbit

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Mandisa Thomas is the Founder of Black Nonbelievers, Inc (Twitter & Facebook). One of the largest, if the not the largest, organization for African-American or black nonbelievers & atheists in the United States. The organization is intended to give secular fellowship, provide nurturance and support for nonbelievers, encourage a sense of pride … Continue reading

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