As we close out 2012, I want to thank you, our loyal readers, for opening Humanist Network News each week, commenting on the articles you found most compelling, and sharing your favorites with friends and family. Thank you for helping to raise the profile of humanism.

It’ll take time for the country to heal after the devastating tragedy in Connecticut, but I’m hopeful for the action that will be taken to prevent future gun-related violence. Humanists recognize that this is the one life we have, and we should make this life better not just for ourselves, but for others.

HNN is always looking for new writers and topics to cover. What would you like to see in 2013? Write to us at And from all of us at the American Humanist Association, have a wonderful new year.

Maggie Ardiente
Editor, HNN