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TheHumanist.com is the daily online news site of the American Humanist Association. Founded in 2014 upon the merger of the American Humanist Association’s weekly e-zine Humanist Network News and the website of the Humanist magazine, TheHumanist.com is the online hub for news, politics, science, and culture from a humanist perspective. TheHumanist.com serves as a general-interest website for humanists, atheists, freethinkers, secularists, religious progressives, and the nonreligious.

The Humanist is the award-winning bimonthly print magazine published by the American Humanist Association. Founded in 1927 as the New Humanist magazine, it became the Humanist in 1941 under the editorship of Edwin H. Wilson. With a distinguished cadre of writers covering everything from science and religion to media and technology to politics and popular culture, the Humanist continues to challenge readers with insightful ethical critique and commentary on the central issues of our time. Prominent writers have included Christopher Hitchens, Gloria Steinem, Ralph Nader, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Dawkins, and others.

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The American Humanist Association
Rebecca Hale, President
Roy Speckhardt, Executive Director

Senior Editor
Jennifer Bardi

Managing Editor
Peter Bjork

Contributing Editors
Fred Edwords
Dr. Daniel Thomas Moran
Clay Farris Naff
Emily Newman
Joan Reisman-Brill

Staff Writers
Matthew Bulger
Nicole Carr
Luis Granados
Izzy Oldfield
Melody Stringer
Meredith Thompson



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