Sunday profile: Eager to bring humanism to the classroom
In the two years after her mother moved to San Diego when she was a child, Hope White attended a half-dozen schools. She remembers the day she came home from a new third-grade class and said to her mother, “But Mom, that was so easy!” ...
1 March 2015 | 2:57 am
Religious Humanism: What Was Old is New Again
What is nowadays called “religious humanism” developed in two distinct locations—in Ethical Culture Societies and in Unitarian and Universalist congregations. The religious humanism practiced by the Ethical Culture movement was envisioned by Felix ...
27 February 2015 | 4:53 pm
Inmate sues Department of Public Safety for denying him right to practice ...
The Independent Weekly
A North Carolina inmate has joined the American Humanist Association—a Washington, D.C. nonprofit advocating equality for humanists and atheists—to file a federal lawsuit against the N.C. Department of Public Safety secretary and others for refusing ...
27 February 2015 | 3:03 pm
Tuesday letters: Trust broken, humanism, Kyle Janek
Regarding "College freshmen steering clear of religion, but not spirituality" (Page B1, Friday), kids these days think they are so clever and modern by identifying as "spiritual, but not religious." But that hip phrase is really just code for "I want ...
24 February 2015 | 5:25 am
Julia Roberts Narrates Radical Environmentalist Video Claiming Animals ...
Even conservation groups–a noble cause–now seethe with an unhealthy anti-humanism that is both nihilistic and destructive to the cause of better environmental practices. I mean, who is going to follow a flag proclaiming Humans are Cancer! Along these ...
16 February 2015 | 2:35 pm
Sociologist studies the swelling tide of American secular humanism
In recent decades, secular humanism has ceased to be an exotic phenomenon for bohemians and nonconformists. It is now the fastest-growing “religious” group in the United States, accounting for roughly 30 percent of the population, Zuckerman reports.
14 February 2015 | 6:01 am
Religious Studies GCSE won't include humanism, campaigners 'bitterly ...
The Government has rejected calls to include the study of humanism in the new Religious Studies GCSE, despite widespread support for its inclusion. Campaigners have been left "bitterly disappointed" at the omission. Though references to humanism are ...
13 February 2015 | 12:03 pm
Gold Humanism Honor Society To Participate In National Solidarity Day On Feb ...
On Friday about 20 medical students from three University of Tennessee College of Medicine campuses in Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga will participate in National Solidarity Day. The medical students, who are all members of the Gold Humanism ...
13 February 2015 | 1:43 am
Ministers turn down pleas to include humanism in RE
Ministers have rejected pleas to give pupils the option to study humanism in new RE exam courses, despite a consultation showing widespread support for its inclusion. Former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams was among the religious leaders ...
12 February 2015 | 1:42 pm
Include humanism in RS GCSE, urge religious leaders
The former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has urged the government to rethink plans to leave humanism out of the new GCSE in religious studies. Lord Williams is among 28 religious leaders who have written to Schools Minister Nick Gibb ...
Rowan Williams: teach about non-belief in school Religious Studies classes
Rowan Williams calls for humanism to be included in RS GCSE
Rowan Williams: include humanism in new RE courses
5 February 2015 | 12:34 pm