Day: September 20, 2022

The Challenge of Community: On Being Alone and Being Together Peter Bjork TheHumanist.com

Like Blades of the Grass The contemporary American poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer wrote: And if it’s true we are alone, we are alone together, the way blades of grass are alone, but exist as a field. (“Belonging”) As poetry will, these lines hold a deep truth: Yes, we are alone; and, no, we are not alone: We …

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S.C. religious school funding unconstitutional, charges new FFRF lawsuit apal@ffrf.org (Amit Pal) News Release Archives – Freedom From Religion Foundation – Freedom From Religion Foundation

Read More News Release Archives – Freedom From Religion Foundation – Freedom From Religion Foundation The Freedom From Religion Foundation is filing a major lawsuit today against South Carolina officials on behalf of four Palmetto State citizens challenging the unconstitutional funding of a private religious school. “An upstate Christian organization that’s raising money to build …

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S.C. religious school funding unconstitutional, charges new FFRF lawsuit apal@ffrf.org (Amit Pal) News Release Archives – Freedom From Religion Foundation – Freedom From Religion Foundation

Read More News Release Archives – Freedom From Religion Foundation – Freedom From Religion Foundation The Freedom From Religion Foundation is filing a major lawsuit today against South Carolina officials on behalf of four Palmetto State citizens challenging the unconstitutional funding of a private religious school. “An upstate Christian organization that’s raising money to build …

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The Secular Right Isn’t Really New… Roling Kaloti Atheists for Liberty

Read More Atheists for Liberty I remember when the whole concept of a conservative, or at least right-leaning atheist, came across as a foreign concept. Back in 2014, the non profit organization American Atheists was disinvited from CPAC, which was the topic of a few opinion columns discussing how unwilling conservatives have been to accepting …

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CHURCH & STATE | Confusion in the Classroom: Public Schools Brace for a New Round of Prayer Battles Peter Bjork TheHumanist.com

As public schools go back into session this fall, school administrators, teachers, parents, and students are forced to grapple anew with an issue that should have been settled decades ago: coercive prayer. Thanks to the Supreme Court’s June ruling in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, confusion could reign in many schools. Some background: The case …

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Humanist Chaplaincies: Creating a Space for Students Peter Bjork TheHumanist.com

This article is adapted from a session presented at the 81st Annual Conference of the American Humanist Association in July 2022. My goal is to present a roadmap to explore what humanist chaplaincy means in the current particular moment within higher education. I want to start by presenting two quotes so that we can begin …

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Representation Matters: Political Participation and Empowerment Peter Bjork TheHumanist.com

This article is adapted from a panel discussion hosted at the 81st Annual Conference of the American Humanist Association in July 2022. Ron Millar, Political and PAC Coordinator at the Center for Freethought Equality (an affiliate of the American Humanist Association), moderated a panel discussion with the board members of the Association of Secular Elected …

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Coloring Outside the Lines: Black Women and Queer Femmes Building Humanist Community Peter Bjork TheHumanist.com

This article is adapted from a panel discussion hosted at the 81st Annual Conference of the American Humanist Association in July 2022. Leika Lewis-Cornwell, president of Unitarian Universalist Humanist Association, moderated a panel discussion about Black women creating humanist community. Thank you to Dr. Jé Hooper for organizing this panel discussion. Olivia Busby, Leika Lewis-Cornwell, …

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Upgrading our Humanism: Building a Lifestyle of Embodied Values Peter Bjork TheHumanist.com

This article is adapted from a session presented at the 81st Annual Conference of the American Humanist Association in July 2022. One evening nearly a decade ago, I found myself with friends in a Chicago bar having a few drinks after a long day’s work. I looked across the dance floor from our table and …

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