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    A Call to Social Justice Journalism

    My need to contribute to the cause of social justice made me a humanist and a journalist. As a journalist, I am able to cover activists who work on racial, reproductive, environmental, economic, LGBTQ, labor and many other issues, giving exposure to causes and ideas that are too often covered poorly, if at all, by […]

    The Ethical Dilemma: Can I Tell My Parents I’m an Atheist?

    Experiencing an ethical dilemma? Need advice from a humanist perspective? Send your questions to The Ethical Dilemma at (subject line: Ethical Dilemma). All inquiries are kept confidential. Can I Tell My Parents I’m Atheist? I’m sixteen years old and an atheist. I’m in a Christian family in a very religious county. My parents have […]

    Film Review: Where to Invade Next

    Michael Moore has been making political documentaries for almost thirty years now. While his targets typically vary on a film-by-film basis—Roger & Me (1989): globalization; Bowling for Columbine (2002): gun violence and the peculiarly American fetishization of firearms; Fahrenheit 9/11(2004): the Iraq War; Sicko (2007): for-profit healthcare; Capitalism: A Love Story (2009): the bank bailouts following the subprime mortgage […]

    Rules Are for Schmucks: Preacher-in-Chief

    President Obama has been on a religious roll this month. I can’t wait for it to be over. First came the “National Prayer Breakfast,” with the touching anecdote that “you come to understand what President Lincoln meant when he said that he’d been driven to his knees by the overwhelming conviction that he had no […]

    2016 Humanism

    The rising tide of nonreligious people in the United States is accompanied by an intense focus on the “New Atheism,” which, rightly or wrongly, is critiqued as being not vocal enough or downright anti-progressive when it comes to social justice issues like women’s rights, racial equality, and the environment. Those familiar with the movement understand […]

    Does Donald Trump Have Scripture on His Side?

    Last week James Carroll wrote a sensitive piece in the New Yorker (“The Radical Meaning of Pope Francis’s Visit to Juarez”) about the testy exchange between Pope Francis and Donald Trump regarding immigration. Midway through the brief article and on his way to making the point that the pope held the ethical high ground in the […]

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