Tag Archives: United States

Ask Mandisa 57 – Early Comments on Covfefe-19 Mismanagement

by | May 18, 2020

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Mandisa Thomas, a native of New York City, is the founder and President of Black Nonbelievers, Inc. Although never formally indoctrinated into belief, Mandisa was heavily exposed to Christianity, Black Nationalism, and Islam. As a child she loved reading, and enjoyed various tales of Gods from different cultures, including Greek and Ghanaian. “Through… Read more »

Ask Jon 2 – Freedom Fest 2020 (for Institutional Religion)

by | May 14, 2020

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about work to diminish the separation of church and state in the United States. *Interview conducted on February 24, 2020.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, with regards to the current political situation in the United States,… Read more »

Ask An Abortion Doula 12 – Crisis Navigation: Locked-Down, Not Locked Out

by | March 29, 2020

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 on her website www.electriceelpond.com.  Here she talks about abortion providers navigating the crisis. March, 2019 Normally,… Read more »

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

by | December 11, 2019

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Dr. Bonnie Cleaveland is the President of the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry. Here we talk about the community there, and some of Dr. Cleaveland’s background. Scott Jacobsen: So, in terms of some background for the readership, what are some pivotal moments in the development of personal philosophy, and life stance,… Read more »

Ask Rob 6 – Evil in Action and in Inaction, Choose Wisely: Secular History Rediscovered

by | June 27, 2019

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Rob Boston is the Editor of Church & State (Americans United for Separation of Church and State). Here we talk about legal training, human rights, and more. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: If ordinary citizens want to learn about the history of grassroots work for the improvement of conditions in their locale, where should they start?… Read more »

Ask Mandisa 29 – RSVP for the Next Generation

by | June 2, 2019

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 in irreligion, and promote charity… Read more »