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Is the Catholic Church Evolving?

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 12.16.2014 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

Humanists are sometimes criticized for having an adaptable set of values, but I find the ability to evolve one's thinking to be an advantage in the face of our rapidly expanding knowledge of the world. Now it appears that the Catholics are starting to get with the humanist program.

Act Patriotically to Fix the Pledge

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

Reciting the pledge can certainly be a patriotic act, but so can fighting against religious intrusion into our government.

When 'Mixed Marriage' Means Secular and Religious: In Faith and In Doubt

Susan Katz Miller | Posted 10.27.2014 | Religion
Susan Katz Miller

I often argue that every marriage is mixed, since no two individuals share identical beliefs or practices. If that is so, then all our children are lucky, as long as we provide them with interfaith literacy, and encourage them to wrestle with big questions.

'Out of Many, One'

Trey Lyon | Posted 10.01.2014 | Religion
Trey Lyon

In 1782 an act of Congress determined that the latin phrase "e pluribus unum" would become the motto of a fledgling nation.

This Group Faces Shocking Discrimination Based On Their Beliefs About God

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.26.2014 | Religion

It's a sad, but well-known truth that many people around the world are persecuted for their religious beliefs. But many people are also suffering for ...

Why Are the Openly Secular Openly Disdained?

Robyn Blumner | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Robyn Blumner

The trait people identified as the least desirable in a president: "Atheist." 53 percent of Americans said they would be less likely to vote for a candidate who is an atheist. It beat out pot-smoker and adulterer.

Atheist, Humanist, Secular: Why Fight Over Labels?

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 04.06.2014 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

Demanding that people identify only as atheist limits the ability of individuals to truly express not only what they don't believe in, but what they do believe in.

The Military Chaplaincy Needs to Become More Diverse

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 10.16.2013 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

"Jason Heap's bid to become the nation's first humanist military chaplain brings all of these questions to the fore. How ought we to understand our military chaplaincies, in light of changes to our nation's religious make-up?"

Congress Rejects Call For Humanist Chaplains

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 07.25.2013 | Religion

(RNS) House lawmakers late Tuesday (July 23) approved an amendment to a Pentagon spending bill to prevent the appointment of nonreligious military cha...

How A Muslim Introduced Me To Humanism

Chris Stedman | Posted 08.22.2012 | Religion
Chris Stedman

The positive orientation of my Humanism allowed me to frame the world through a constructive lens, celebrated the good in everyone and encouraged me to act with lov and compassion whenever possible.

Secular Humanist Takes On New Atheism

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

March 23, 2010 -- Concerned that his positive vision of humanism is being threatened and perhaps eclipsed with a new brand of acerbic atheism, Paul Ku...