Resurrecting Jefferson’s Bible

Thomas Jefferson was seventy-seven years old in 1820, when he sliced up Bibles in four languages and pasted the passages he liked onto both sides of forty-three sheets of paper, scrapbook-style, then sent those pages to his bookbinder, who created a single leather-bound volume now known as the “Jefferson Bible.”...

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Going Anti-Postal

There was a time not too long ago when mantles lined with Christmas cards were as ubiquitous as Christmas trees, when birthdays bestowed us with similar arrays, when the letter carrier would regularly visit our homes...

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Such a Voice Is Needed: The Humanist Interview with Salman Rushdie

SALMAN RUSHDIE is the author of fourteen novels, has written collections of fiction and non-fiction, and in 2012 published his memoir, Joseph Anton. His second novel, Midnight’s Children, won the Booker Prize in 1981 and was named “Best of the Booker” in...

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Secular Students Are Leading the Way

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 are seeking like minds and a sense...

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Climate Justice: The Minnesota Model for Building a Better Future for Us All

ON MAY 18, 2019, the American Humanist Association’s Center for Education hosted the latest in its open lecture series, “Climate Justice: A Better Future for Us All.” Held at the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, the event featured Minnesota state and regional...

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What’s Really behind Evangelicals’ Climate Denial?

  BY ALL ESTIMATES, the earth has gone through five mass extinctions, all of which were the direct result of some form of cataclysmic climate change. These cataclysmic changes were mostly caused by large amounts of carbon dioxide entering the atmosphere; the...

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