1. The Many Faces of Humanism, Part IV: Humanism and Democracy

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    Frederich March a member of the Humanist Teachers Corps and the Humanist Society of New Mexico, developed this presentation for his class at the University of New Mexico’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Learn more here: http://khec.americanhumanist.org/many-faces-of-humanism/

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    • Humanist Community Forum (2012-08-05) - Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans (David Niose)

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      David Niose, President of the American Humanist Association, will discuss his book "Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans". In it he states: "Today’s culture wars are more heated than ever. Education, public policy, and the separation between church and state have become a battlefield, and many are frustrated with the success the Religious Right has had in shaping the national agenda, from putting the brakes on gay marriage in California to stripping textbooks in Texas of references to Thomas Jefferson. But today, a growing nonreligious minority, nearly 20 percent of Americans, are finally organizing and taking explicit political positions. In Nonbeliever Nation, Niose argues that America was never in fact a Christian nation and shows how the Religious Right successfully took control of the social and political narrative.”

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      • The Humanist Hour #85: Katha Pollitt

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        In this month’s podcast, Todd Stiefel and co-host Jamila Bey welcome Katha Pollitt, the recipient of the American Humanist Association’s 2013 Humanist Heroine Award at the American Humanist Association 72nd Annual Conference held May 30-June 2, 2013 in San Diego, CA. Katha is a feminist poet, writer and essayist focusing her wit on political and social issues, including abortion rights, racism, welfare reform, feminism, and poverty. Her bimonthly column, “Subject to Debate,” appears in The Nation magazine, where she began contributing in 1980. Her column won the National Magazine Award for Columns and Commentary in 2003. Her 1992 essay on the culture wars, “Why We Read: Canon to the Right of Me…” won the National Magazine Award for essays and criticism, and she won a Whiting Foundation Writing Award the same year. In 1993 her essay “Why Do We Romanticize the Fetus?” won the Maggie Award from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She has written two books of poetry, Antarctic Traveller, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, Learning to Drive: And Other Life Stories, Virginity or Death!: And Other Social and Political Issues of Our Time, and The Mind-Body Problem. Her work has been included in multiple anthologies and she has been a guest on numerous national TV and radio programs. For complete episode details, see The Humanist Hour web page here: http://podcast.thehumanist.org/2013/07/the-humanist-hour-85-katha-pollitt/

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        • The Humanist Hour #73: The Reason Rally (part 2)

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          In this month's podcast, experience even more of the Reason Rally, the largest gathering of the secular movement in the world, with: British stand up comedian Eddie Izzard, youTube activist Cristina Rad, long time humanist activist and leader "the Amazing" James Randi, best-selling author Richard Dawkins, and our very own Todd Stiefel. For complete details on this episode of The Humanist Hour, click here: http://podcast.thehumanist.org/2012/05/the-humanist-hour-73-the-reason-rally-part-2/

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          • The Humanist Hour #83: Julia Galef

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            In this month’s podcast, Todd Stiefel’s co-host is Amanda K. Metskas. Together they interview Julia Galef, the president of the Center for Applied Rationality. Listen as Todd and Amanda talk with Julia about everything from using Harry Potter to learn about rationality to the Vulcan straw man problem! (You know you need to find out about that one.) Learn about some of the different types of rationality and where they intersect with humanism. It would be tough to hear a conversation about rationality that’s more fun and uplifting that this one! Todd and Amanda also give an update about what’s going on at Camp Quest this year, including their participation in the upcoming American Humanist Association annual conference, May 30-June 2 in San Diego. For complete episode details, click here: http://podcast.thehumanist.org/2013/05/the-humanist-hour-83-julia-galef/

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            • Rebecca Hale - AAA 2013 National Convention

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              Rebecca Hale, a resident of Colorado Springs, CO, was elected president of the American Humanist Association in January of this year. Hale has been an advocate for secularism and humanism for many years as co-owner of EvolveFISH.com, the largest online store of freethought merchandise. She is also the co-founder of the Freethinkers of Colorado Springs, a local affiliate of the American Humanist Association, and serves on its board of directors. She is a Humanist Celebrant certified by the Humanist Society of the American Humanist Association. As AHA president, Hale hopes to help raise public awareness and acceptance of humanism, advancing the AHA's agenda of supporting public policy based on reason and science. Hale is the 20th president, and the 4th woman, to serve in the organization’s history. She presides over the current AHA board of directors, which is comprised of six women and six men.

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              • The Humanist Hour #88: Nikki Stern, Hope Can Be Found

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                In this month’s podcast, Todd and Kim interview author, speaker and humanist advocate Nikki Stern. Listen as they discuss her latest books Hope in Small Doses and Because I Say So: The Dangerous Appeal of Moral Authority, including her humanist-fueled insights into the complex nature of hope, how hope is often misunderstood, the need to teach hope to children, looking for hope in the midst of wide-spread injustice, and more. Complete show details, including links, can be found here: http://podcast.thehumanist.org/2013/10/the-humanist-hour-88-nikki-stern-hope-can-be-found/

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                • Vatican considers 'United Nations of religions' and more (Second Coming Watch Sunday Roundup #33)

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                  The now-former Israeli President Shimon Peres has proposed a new global peace initiative to Pope Francis. Residents of Donetsk raising new fears that a cease-fire signed Friday by rebels and the Kyiv government is on the verge of collapse. The Islamic State has been coaching Egypt's most dangerous militant group. NATO approved wide-ranging plans on Friday to boost its defences in eastern Europe. Israel's Foreign Ministry proposed to the nation's cabinet a plan for stationing foreign troops in the Gaza Strip. Israeli TV report said the Israeli army is "making plans and training" for "a very violent war" against Hezbollah in south Lebanon. U.S. warplanes launched four air strikes against Islamic State militants threatening western Iraq's Haditha Dam. Hawaii's Big Island has declared a state of emergency as lava from an active volcano threatens nearby homes. American Humanist Association found that one-third of Americans would like the words "under God" removed from Pledge of Allegiance. Kurdish Regional Government's director of U.S. affairs says the United States is not doing enough to supply vital advanced weapons to their security forces in their fight against Islamic State militants. Revelation 12:7-9: "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." Chrysostom: "In the first advent God veiled his divinity to prove the faithful; in the second advent he will manifest his glory to reward their faith."

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                  • The Many Faces of Humanism, Part III: Evolution of the Human Social Order

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                    Frederich March a member of the Humanist Teachers Corps and the Humanist Society of New Mexico, developed this presentation for his class at the University of New Mexico’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Learn more here: http://khec.americanhumanist.org/many-faces-of-humanism/

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                    • The Humanist Hour #80: AHA President Rebecca Hale

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                      In this month’s podcast, Todd Stiefel interviews Rebecca Hale, the newly elected president of the American Humanist Association. On Jan. 1, 2013, Rebecca “Becky” Hale became the 20th president of the American Humanist Association. She is the 4th woman to serve in the role. The last female president of the AHA was Suzanne Paul of Farmington, Michigan, whose term completed in 1992. Hale will preside over the current AHA board of directors, which is comprised of six women and six men. She has been an advocate for secularism and humanism for many years as co-owner of EvolveFISH.com, the largest online store of freethought merchandise. She is also the co-founder of the Freethinkers of Colorado Springs, a local affiliate of the American Humanist Association, and serves on its board of directors. She is a Humanist Celebrant certified by the Humanist Society of the American Humanist Association. Todd talks to Becky about her background, including growing up as a Unitarian Universalist and why she has moved away from the church while still strongly embracing humanism. Becky reveals her desire to see more attention paid to the younger generation while maintaining and strengthening the AHA’s existing relationships. Listen to this month’s podcast to find out more about new AHA President Rebecca Hale! We also bid farewell to podcast co-host Jes Constantine, as she accepts a new position working for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We will miss you, Jes! For more information about this podcast, visit: http://podcast.thehumanist.org/2013/02/the-humanist-hour-80-aha-president-rebecca-hale/

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