What a Secular Monument Looks Like

What do war memorials look like and what do they symbolize? What shapes do they take, and whom do they represent? AS PHYSICAL STRUCTURES erected to celebrate armed conflicts, war memorials in the modern era... Read More

What Are We Doing about Climate Change? Obstacles, Opportunities, and Legislative Action

The Threat OVER SEVEN BILLION human beings are dumping more than thirty gigatons of heat-trapping carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere every year. Despite being a small fraction of the gasses that compose Earth’s atmosphere,... Read More

From the Slaughter Vonnegut on War and the Book That Made Him Famous

KURT VONNEGUT, age twenty-two, was in a meat locker deep underground with several dozen fellow American prisoners of war, a few guards, and scores of dressed animal cadavers. Above, a beautiful German city was destroyed... Read More

Lots of Love: Exploring Polyamory in Portland

FROM HBO’s popular polygamist drama Big Love to Showtime’s two-season reality show Polyamory: Married & Dating, tales of copulating outside of coupledom offer a titillating yet often forbidden universe—an apple left unbitten on the tree... Read More

BOOK EXCERPT | Nick Meets Earl

The following is an adapted excerpt from The Church of Exemptions: A Farce with Footnotes by Luis Granados (Humanist Press, February 25, 2019). The story follows Nick Fratelli, a young, underachieving government lawyer with an... Read More

Can Humanism Overcome Hate?

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, a city once known for steel mills, bootlegging, and brawls, has earned the right to feel proud again. Among its points of pride has been a declining homicide rate: in 2017 the number... Read More