MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR: A Humanist Pilgrimage

It’s summer, and that means time for vacation! I myself will be taking a trip next week to Salt Lake City (though I’m still not sure if I’m brave enough to face the proselytizers at the Mormon Temple) and Yellowstone Park (I’d ask you to pray that I don’t get eaten by a bear, but I know it won’t help). It got me thinking about special places around the world where one could take a “humanist pilgrimage” (if you will pardon the religious connotation)—sites that have significance to humanism or famous humanists in history. Many have suggested places like the Robert G. Ingersoll Museum in Dresden, New York; Down House, the home of Charles Darwin (where he also wrote Origin of the Species) in England; or the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library in Indianapolis, Indiana. Got a great suggestion? Let us know and we’ll feature it in a future HNN article. In the meantime, happy summer travels! 

Maggie Ardiente  
Editor, HNN