Click below to read adaptations of award acceptance speeches from writer and actor Mara Wilson, winner of the 2019 LGBTQ Science Award, and psychologist, speaker, and author Richard Wiseman, winner of the 2019 Humanist Media... Read More
Mara Wilson made her film debut at the age of six in the 1993 comedy Mrs. Doubtfire, starring alongside Robin Williams and Sally Field. In 1994 she appeared in the remake of Miracle on 34th... Read More
British psychologist, speaker, and author Richard Wiseman is known around the world for his innovative research into the psychology of luck, self-help, persuasion, and illusion. Wiseman started out as a magician, performing street shows around... Read More
IN MY CAPACITY as the national organizing manager for the Secular Student Alliance, I’ve had the opportunity to meet thousands of students across the country who eschew religious belief or a religious identity but who... Read More
WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF HUMANISM? How does one live as a humanist? Like many of you, I have read a plethora of articles and longer works defining humanism. Each proclaims a different emphasis highlighting... Read More
AS YOU LIE UNDER A SPRAWLING OAK, admiring the play of sun and shade, it’s easy to fall for the illusion that all is well with the beautiful earth. But your reverie is shattered. The... Read More
Of Gods & Bosses Has Capitalism Become a Religion?
RELIGIOUS FEELING has always been a catalyst for both extreme resistance and extreme acquiescence to power. As Frederick Douglass wrote in his 1845 memoir, “The slave auctioneer’s bell and the church-going bell chime in with... Read More