A new episode of the Humanist Hour is available for listening. Keep reading to find out about the guests on this month’s show.

In this THH Web Speical, Todd and Jes speak with Cecil Bothwell about his experience as an atheist politician in Asheville, NC.

Cecil Bothwell currently serves on the Asheville City Council. Bothwell has had two other careers, the first as a green builder, the second as a writer and editor. He has employed up to 22 people in the building trades both as a masonry and general contractor, building homes and commercial projects over a 25 year period. Later he phased into writing and editing, becoming the founding editor of the Warren Wilson College environmental journal, Heartstone, and managing editor of Asheville’s Mountain Xpress. He served for several years on the national editorial board of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies and has eight books in print.

A 32-year resident of Buncombe County, he has lectured widely on environmental and ethical issues, speaking from college lecterns and church pulpits across the WNC region and the nation. He started and participates in a 6-year old jail ministry through his church, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, and works on homeless initiatives and alternative sentencing projects. He has tutored in Asheville’s public schools, and serves on the boards of two nonprofit groups which build libraries in rural Bolivia, and elementary schools in rural Guatemala.

For more information on this program, including links to referenced materials, visit podcast.thehumanist.org/2013/01/thh-web-speical-cecil-bothwell/

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