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5 Reasons We Owe it to Children to Teach them About Humanism - Care2.com

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5 Reasons We Owe it to Children to Teach them About Humanism
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So why teach children and teenagers about humanism, and how can it help them get a more complete picture of the world? 1. Giving children the ability to think about what is right and wrong for themselves is crucial. Obviously without religion, humanism ...

17 December 2014 | 2:21 pm

'Teaching humanism in religious studies will fail pupils' - Telegraph.co.uk

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'Teaching humanism in religious studies will fail pupils'
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This is the view of the British Humanist Association (BHA) who argue that rather than having to teach about two religions at GCSE, schools should have the option of teaching one religion and humanism. They claim, “it is vital that religious education ...
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12 December 2014 | 11:53 am

The True Meaning of “Feminism”: Humanism - Independent Women's Forum (blog)

The True Meaning of “Feminism”: Humanism
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Many current-day feminists like to present themselves as a warm, caring bunch. The reality is very different if you don't toe a highly politicized party line. The Federalist's Rachel Lu presents a very refreshing perspective—one that should be ...

12 December 2014 | 4:07 am

We live in the theocracy of humanism - Progress Index

We live in the theocracy of humanism
Progress Index
We live in the theocracy of humanism. Theocracy, not an often used word in modern times is it? If asked to explain it, most people would probably begin talking about the Pope, or Islam and its caliphate's. And it's true; those would be types of ...

11 December 2014 | 3:46 pm

Weimar: The glory of German enlightenment and humanism - Jerusalem Post

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Weimar: The glory of German enlightenment and humanism
Jerusalem Post
To begin with, Weimar is a city which encompasses the most glorious period of German enlightenment and humanism, as well as some of its darkest moments. A small city with a population of 65,000, it is situated on the banks of the River Ilm in the ...

11 December 2014 | 2:26 pm

How the right to deny the existence of God is under threat globally - The Independent

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How the right to deny the existence of God is under threat globally
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Atheists and humanists are increasingly being targeted as distinct minorities in “hate campaigns” across the globe, according to a new report which found that religious and political leaders are ratcheting up rhetoric against those who believe there is ...
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10 December 2014 | 12:57 am

Rutgers midwife wins humanism in healthcare award at 77 - RU Daily Targum

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Rutgers midwife wins humanism in healthcare award at 77
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Courtesy of Sonia Small | Elaine Diegmann, director of the Nurse Midwifery Program at Rutgers, dedicated more than 50 years to the care of women and infants. At 77-years-old, Diegmann received the Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award.

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8 December 2014 | 3:24 am

The whole point of Christianity is to create a deeper form of humanism - The Guardian

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The whole point of Christianity is to create a deeper form of humanism
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Christians make better humanists. That could be the top line of a report just out from the thinktank Theos. And I suspect the timing – just in time for Christmas – is no coincidence. After all, the story of God becoming a human being is one of the deep ...
The Case for Christian HumanismPatheos (blog)
Christians should be more humanist says Theos... but humanists don't agreeChristianToday

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5 December 2014 | 4:44 pm

Humanism belongs to believers - The Tablet (subscription)

Humanism belongs to believers
The Tablet (subscription)
Atheists and rationalists often like to call themselves 'humanists'. But a report published this week argues that the concept is rooted in Christianity and, deprived of its roots, it cannot thrive. When St Paul spoke to the Athenians, he began by ...

4 December 2014 | 5:02 pm

Feminism vs. Humanism: Activists identify with oppressed gender - Red and Black

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Feminism vs. Humanism: Activists identify with oppressed gender
Red and Black
Vlogger Steve Shives compares feminist movement to the gay rights movement in his video “This Is Why Feminism Isn't Called Humanism.” Shives says, "gay people are in the inferior position and we want to raise them up to equality. That's how you attain ...

30 November 2014 | 10:16 pm

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A humanist Christmas song!

I was listening to a Christmas carols event on TV this evening, and this particular song came on. I've heard it many many times before, usually around Christmas time, and I think the music is beautiful, but I've never really listened to it. Tonight, I listened to the lyrics properly - and realised it's actually a very humanist song.

The song I'm referring to is 'A Song of Joy', based on a poem called 'Ode to Joy', written by Friedrich Schiller in 1785. Ludwig von Beethoven set it to music about 30 years later. Here's a modern rendition at an Australian Christmas carols event. And, of course, the English lyrics:

Come sing a song of joy for peace shall come, my brother

Sing, sing a song of joy for men shall love each other.

That day will dawn just as sure as hearts that are pure,

Are hearts set free. No man must stand alone

With outstretched hand before him.

Reach out and take them in yours with love

That endures for evermore. Then sing a song of joy

For love and understanding.

Come sing a song of joy of freedom tell the story.

Sing, sing a song of joy for mankind in his glory.

One mighty voice that will bring a sound

That will ring for evermore.

Then sing a song of joy for love and understanding.

Come sing a song of joy of freedom tell the story.

Sing, sing a song of joy for mankind in his glory.

One mighty voice that will bring a sound

That will ring for evermore.

It's a beautiful piece of music with a wonderfully humanistic message about brotherhood (and sisterhood!) and compassion and solidarity, and people loving one another.

There's a very powerful humanist message in this song that is often sung at Christmas!

For me, the most powerful lyric is that "No man must stand alone with outstretched hand before him." Humans should not and can not stand alone: we all depend on each other in this world. We need each other.

Love each other this holiday season, whether your holiday of choice is Christmas or Hannukah or Festivus or Humanlight.

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20 December 2014 | 12:46 pm

Human Light: A new godless tradition

The winter season is known for many holidays and now many atheists are adding one more. Human Light is a celebration of the positive human values of reason, compassion, humanity, and hope. It is a secular celebration for the whole family. Read more - http://exm.nr/UrotNb

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18 December 2014 | 3:11 pm

Peshawar Attack-A wake up Call
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17 December 2014 | 10:00 am

"The God Argument" by AC Grayling

Anyone here ever read "The God Argument" by AC Grayling? I like it so far. In fact, I think it's better written than "The God Delusion." Grayling doesn't get as much press as Dawkins, so I don't know too much about him, except that he is a philosophy professor. But Grayling I do like Grayling's arguments against religion better than Dawkins'. Plus, Grayling gives the reader an alternative to religion, which is humanism.

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17 December 2014 | 2:01 am

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17 December 2014 | 11:35 pm

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15 December 2014 | 6:41 am

'Hate campaigns' increasingly launched against atheists
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10 December 2014 | 5:27 pm

Berlin grants humanist pupils own holiday
BERLIN (AP) — Schools in Berlin have recognized World Humanist Day as a holiday on a par with All Saints' Day, Yom Kippur and Eid al-Fitr.

10 December 2014 | 1:12 pm

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