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Dictator's “humanism”: Political prisoners' release of will hardly bring ... - EuroBelarus (blog)

EuroBelarus (blog)

Dictator's “humanism”: Political prisoners' release of will hardly bring ...
EuroBelarus (blog)
Lukashenka can barely be characterised as a politician driven by the principles of humanism – for the past 21 years while in power, the country has consistently ranked low on all democracy scales. On 22 August, the state-run news agency Belta reported ...

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27 August 2015 | 5:33 am

Are Secular Humanists Better Gay Allies than Religion? - World Religion News

World Religion News

Are Secular Humanists Better Gay Allies than Religion?
World Religion News
Trav Mamone wrote a piece on why he believes that Humanism is a better option for queer people than religion is. He touches on influential pieces written by Alex Gabriel and Heina Dadabhoy, in which they shared a common belief in that religion is not ...

24 August 2015 | 6:28 pm

Humanism And Anti-Intellectualism In Nigeria - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Humanism And Anti-Intellectualism In Nigeria
Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
Unfortunately not much attention has been paid to the efforts of humanists, atheists, skeptics and agnostics in the country to address these problems. Not many Nigerians know about the campaigns by humanists against witch hunting, blasphemy law and ...

24 August 2015 | 5:26 pm

Humanism or Political Calculation: Why Did Lukashenka Pardon Political Prisoners? - Belarus Digest

Belarus Digest

Humanism or Political Calculation: Why Did Lukashenka Pardon Political Prisoners?
Belarus Digest
On 22 August, the state-run news agency Belta reported that “based on the principle of humanism” the President of Belarus decided to pardon and release from prison former presidential candidate Mikalaj Statkevich and five other opposition figures.
EU praises release of political prisoners in BelarusTheNewsTribune.com
Belarusian president frees all 6 political prisonersThe San Luis Obispo Tribune

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24 August 2015 | 9:09 am

Big data out, 'digital humanism' in for Gartner emerging technologies - ChannelLife NZ

ChannelLife NZ

Big data out, 'digital humanism' in for Gartner emerging technologies
ChannelLife NZ
Forget big data, it's 'digital humanism' which is garnering attention now – at least according to Gartner's 2015 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, which identifies computing innovations organisations 'should monitor'. The emergence of technologies ...

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24 August 2015 | 2:12 am

Susan Schechter, JFS MetroWest Clinical Director of Older Adult Services ... - Jewish Link of New Jersey

Susan Schechter, JFS MetroWest Clinical Director of Older Adult Services ...
Jewish Link of New Jersey
JFS MetroWest is pleased to share that Susan Schechter, LCSW, Clinical Director of Older Adult Services, was selected as this year's recipient of a Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award. Sponsored by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, ...

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13 August 2015 | 8:31 am

In Theory: Should humanism be labeled a religion? - Burbank Leader

In Theory: Should humanism be labeled a religion?
Burbank Leader
The settlement comes a year after the U.S. Army also announced it would do the same and may be a sign of a “broader government willingness to recognize humanism, a system of beliefs that recognizes no deity and emphasizes rational thinking,” according ...

11 August 2015 | 10:51 pm

Home Demolitions, Airport Harassment: Israelis' Lack of Humanism - Haaretz

Haaretz

Home Demolitions, Airport Harassment: Israelis' Lack of Humanism
Haaretz
Let them disappear. Dabak, 61, concluded, “The problem with Israelis is that they suffer from a weak sense of humanism.” He made his diagnosis with sadness and compassion. His observation reminded me of the border control officers who, three weeks ago, ...

9 August 2015 | 11:03 pm

A Reasonable Redefinition Of Humanism - Western Journalism

Western Journalism

A Reasonable Redefinition Of Humanism
Western Journalism
Devoutly religious people sometimes criticize “humanism”–i.e., the philosophical premise that man is the center of the world, or possibly of the universe–because they believe it denies the existence of God by its very premise. I believe this is a ...

7 August 2015 | 11:21 pm

Bureau of Prisons Agrees to Recognize Humanism as a Religion, Darwin Day as a ... - AllGov

AllGov

Bureau of Prisons Agrees to Recognize Humanism as a Religion, Darwin Day as a ...
AllGov
Being sentenced to federal prison no longer means an inmate can't identify as a humanist and practice that belief system, according to a settlement reached with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The American Humanist Association went to court on behalf of ...
Prisons agree inmates can be humanists; Faith Walk writers wantedKansas City Star

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2 August 2015 | 11:40 am

Humanism

#SpreadASmileClub because it's just that simple

There are 50 ways to commit suicide, 500 ways to be depressed, 5000 ways to crib about it and 50000 people to blame it on.

BUT THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO CHERISH LIFE AND THIS IS HOW...

Objective: A support group to be with/for those who are falling short of reason to live a happy life!

Vision: To restore love. To spread a smile.

Share your story (anonymously if required) and let's build a little virtual world of our own. A world with NO JUDGEMENTS, a world of NO HATRED! A world where we TRUST each other, a world we can simply call home. Because believe it or not, HUMANITY does exist. :)

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29 August 2015 | 9:45 am

If every member of r/Humanism donates just $0.03, we can help make an orphanage more livable in an impoverished area that desperately needs the help. Local donors will match anything raised here.

I'm a medical student at the International American University (IAU) in Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia and recently went on a trip to visit an orphanage in the central city of Soufriere

We visit a lot of retirement homes, senior centers, and orphanages through the island, but this one stood out in particular.

Needless to say this distinction is not a good one. The condition of the orphanage, "The Beacon", is of pretty deplorable quality. The outside appearance did not match the spirit and the kindness of the orphans that greeted us with open arms when we arrived there.

Just a few of the inconveniences they experience.

  • Some children had to share beds, and there was no air conditioning whatsoever, relying solely on 2 or 3 fans at most.

  • The bathroom was in poor condition, and most of the building had a certain residual odor to it because of it.

  • The building was tiny, not even being able to properly house all the children there

  • Lack of windows and proper flooring

  • Had to eat at a local restaurant on our trip there, as there was no real area to sit and eat inside the building

  • Some of the ceiling tiles were missing and there was mold spread throughout the house

  • The food storage wasn't large enough to hold all of the items within it

  • The outside door couldn't close properly for security

I spoke with the head of the foundation and was told that the fees were too costly to provide for the "excess" expenditures.

Albeit, she told us that if we could raise enough funding, they could get local donors to match the raised money, and they would be able to cover the costs for some expansions and additions to the building.

And so now I'm appealing to anyone who's reading this. To maybe donate what you can to help out the cause. Our group here had a great time with these children, and it hurts my heart to see them live in such a deteriorating condition. So anything would be much obliged.

It's not going to take much to make a difference. All we need to do is just raise $500 USD, and we can get the matched $1000 to take care of some of the issues.

Let's make this happen reddit!

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26 August 2015 | 6:45 pm

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25 August 2015 | 4:44 pm