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Ghana's Many Problems: The Promise of Humanism - GhanaWeb

Ghana's Many Problems: The Promise of Humanism
GhanaWeb
A young mother possesses two asymmetric breasts, one excessively huge and succulently oceanic, the other vanishingly small, barely protrusive and content-wise dry. She feeds her suckling on the latter, the dry breast. As matters stand there always ...

1 October 2014 | 12:05 am

Rajagopalan Radhakrishnan professor explores humanist theories, relations to ... - Binghamton University Pipe Dream

Rajagopalan Radhakrishnan professor explores humanist theories, relations to ...
Binghamton University Pipe Dream
Those interested in English, sociology, history and the social sciences came together Tuesday afternoon to discus and debate the concept of humanism in an event titled “Untangling the Crisis in the Humanities: A Binghamton Prophet.” Rajagopalan ...

29 September 2014 | 2:49 am

Letter, 9/27: Humanism taught in schools - Lincoln Journal Star

Letter, 9/27: Humanism taught in schools
Lincoln Journal Star
In responding to those shocked that someone would be allowed to pass out Bibles on public property, I would like to point out that the letter writer ("Shocked by Bible distribution," Sept. 19) left out the second half of the First Amendment. The full ...

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27 September 2014 | 5:02 am

Inaugural Gold Humanism Honor Society members inducted - News from the University of Massachusetts

News from the University of Massachusetts

Inaugural Gold Humanism Honor Society members inducted
News from the University of Massachusetts
Twenty members of the School of Medicine Class of 2015 were inducted into the new UMass Medical School Gold Humanism Honor Society chapter on Sept. 19. These students were nominated by their classmates and mentors as exemplars of ...

25 September 2014 | 1:33 pm

Deendayal Upadhyay's Integral Humanism analysed - Niticentral

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Deendayal Upadhyay's Integral Humanism analysed
Niticentral
Dr Upadhyay begins his articulation of Integral Humanism by recounting the state of the Nation in 1965 and the general atmosphere of lack of confidence in the institutions of the state. He does so by discussing the history of democracy and nation ...
PM recalls Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya's Mantra of Integral Humanism and ...Business Standard
Upadhyaya's integral humanism remains guiding force: ModiDaijiworld.com
Modi recalls Deendayal Upadhyaya's "mantra" of Integral HumanismNetIndian
Economic Times
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25 September 2014 | 10:01 am

What's the point of it all? British Humanist Association gives commuters the ... - The Independent

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What's the point of it all? British Humanist Association gives commuters the ...
The Independent
It is a question probably asked by many a commuter as they await a crowded train to take them to work on a Monday morning: “What's it all for?” Today the British Humanist Association (BHA) is launching a national campaign which, it hopes, will help ...
British Humanists are pondering the meaning of lifeChristianToday
Where is my train and where are we all going? Humanists urge commuters to ...Telegraph.co.uk
British Humanist Society apes Thought for the Day on the UndergroundCampaignLive

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21 September 2014 | 11:33 pm

Can hip-hop help Humanism? Monica Miller on African American atheism and ... - Religion News Service

Can hip-hop help Humanism? Monica Miller on African American atheism and ...
Religion News Service
Miller, who also serves as a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Humanist Studies, spoke with me about what all atheists can learn from hip-hop and African American Humanism—and how white atheists can do a better job of not only discussing ...

17 September 2014 | 8:24 pm

Christianity vs. Humanism? - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)

Christianity vs. Humanism?
Patheos (blog)
And of course, on the other side, I've heard people who self-identify as humanists show themselves happy to doubt and questions views that they want to reject, but show stubborn resistance to taking a critical look at their own beliefs which they want ...

5 September 2014 | 2:22 pm

What is Humanistic/Naturalistic Paganism? - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)

What is Humanistic/Naturalistic Paganism?
Patheos (blog)
For many Pagans, the term is “Humanistic Paganism” is problematic, however, since it seems to exclude the more-than-human world, including animals, plants, and the earth itself. But humanism should not be confused with anthropocentrism. A Humanistic ...

5 September 2014 | 2:16 am

How 'Civilization: Beyond Earth' Plans to Explore Post Humanism - Motherboard

How 'Civilization: Beyond Earth' Plans to Explore Post Humanism
Motherboard
If humans are to survive many millennia down the line, we need to get off the only rock we've ever known. But, once we get to a new world, what will our new civilization look like? And how will humans adapt to survive on a place we weren't designed to ...

2 September 2014 | 11:55 pm

Humanism

Stoic humanism for teenagers

Two years ago, one of my teenage children asked me to summarize, in a logically-developed way, my beliefs on how one should live. Had he asked much earlier, I would have been in trouble. Like many parents, I had nickel-and-dimed them with various things I had learned since my childhood. Once, even, I did sit down and attempt to 'put it all together' in a consistent way. Although I considered myself a Humanist, I didn't know where to begin. I needed a starting point or framework.

Then, I came across a copy of William B.Irvine's A Guide to the Good Life and this started my interest in Stoicism. I read as much about it as I could. I found that Stoic ethics explained much of what my wife and I already believed, provided context and filled in a lot of gaps. I looked for something already in print that I could give them. The closest I got to finding something suitable was Sharon Lebell's interpretation of Epictetus' The Art of Living. Unfortunately, it lacked the logical development I was looking for. So, finally, I 'put pen to paper' and wrote Living Well (now updated to Living Well: An Ethics Guide for Adolescents and Adults). I can't really judge how good or bad it is or what it's long term impact will be on the target audience (my children). But they are happy with it and have both stated they would like to use it as a guide for their children when the time comes.

Anyway, I'm happy to share it with others and hope that some may derive benefit from it. Your comments are welcome (email to: totus@rogers.com). If you are interested, you can find it in Amazon's Kindle Store, Apple's iTunes Store, Google Books and Scribd (free except on Kindle where it's 99c). But just a reminder: this is not a philosophical treatise on Stoicism, and the language is targeted on teenagers.

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26 September 2014 | 6:29 pm

So let's talk about gender and the /r/humanism banner

I had to stretch my browser to the very limits of its width to see a woman in the list. That's not right.

Some suggestions:

Joyce Carol Oates, American author. Named Humanist of the Year in 2007 by the American Humanist Association.[16]

Margaret Atwood was named Humanist of the Year in 1987 by the American Humanist Association,[10] and is a Humanist Laureate in the International Academy of Humanism.

  • I'm Canadian, so from my point of view she's a 2fer.

Barbara Ehrenreich, American feminist, democratic socialist, and political activist. Named Humanist of the Year in 1998 by the American Humanist Association.[16]

Betty Friedan, American writer, activist, and feminist. A leading figure in the Women's Movement in the United States, her 1963 book The Feminine Mystique is often credited with sparking the "second wave" of American feminism in the 20th century. Named Humanist of the Year in 1975 by the American Humanist Association.[16]

Ayaan Hirsi Ali - a bit "edgy" for a humanist, but well-known

Margaret Sanger, American sex educator, nurse, and birth control activist. Sanger coined the term birth control, opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, and established Planned Parenthood. Named Humanist of the Year in 1957 by the American Humanist Association.[16]

Gloria Steinem, American feminist and political activist. Named a Humanist Pioneer in 1978 and Humanist of the Year in 2012, both by the American Humanist Association.[73]

Rachel Maddow

Alice Walker, American author, poet, and activist. She is best known for the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple. Named Humanist of the Year in 1997 by the American Humanist Association.[16]

Angelina Jolie, if you're into the celeb thing.

Annie Laurie Gaylor

Mary Wollstonecraft

Arguably Florence Nightingale

"What is faith?" she asked. "Is it a belief that God will break his own laws, that he will vary from the nature whence they spring?"

She was a very spiritual person but also sought to rescue science and reason from religion (as the daughter of a Unitarian should!).

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25 September 2014 | 4:07 am

Who defines atheism?
Who defines atheism? submitted by sophrosite
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25 September 2014 | 1:35 am

Sunday Assembly -- Detroit

Sunday Assembly -- Detroit launched on September 20, 2014, and will meet next time on October 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM at 28611 W 12 Mile Rd Farmington Hills MI 48334. (Space borrowed from Birmingham Temple.)

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25 September 2014 | 12:47 am

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Ghana’s Many Problems: The Promise of Humanism
A young mother possesses two asymmetric breasts, one excessively huge and succulently oceanic, the other vanishingly small, barely protrusive and content-wise dry. She feeds her suckling on the latter, the dry breast.

1 October 2014 | 10:03 am

Atheists Aren’t the Problem, Christian Intolerance Is the Problem
If Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s disparagement of atheists was just the ranting of a tinpot politician turned Fox News bloviator, it could be left without comment or fuss. Unfortunately, not only does Huckabee have to be taken seriously as a possible Presidential candidate in 2016, but his suggestion that atheists who work for the…

30 September 2014 | 9:50 pm

Comment on DAP’s newest recruit in niqab sparks vitriol from critics by boh-liao
“Melati, Lebih Baik Jadi Pelacur Dari Sertai DAP” Wah lou eh, how 2 take this SEDITIOUS remark/insult lying down? D editorial in the portal MyKMU has certainly INSULTED ALL Muslims dressed in a niqab, SEDITIOUS

30 September 2014 | 11:43 am

Better to be prostitute, says blogger of Muslim woman joining DAP
A blogger has attacked the actions of a purdah-wearing Malay woman in joining the DAP, saying she should have become a prostitute instead. The writer, who calls himself "KuntaKinte Malaysia", slammed the woman, who is known as Melati, claiming that her decision to become a DAP member was akin to selling herself and her religion just for the...

30 September 2014 | 10:54 am

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