Making Friends in High Places Three American peace activists meet their young Afghani counterparts

by Kathy Kelly, Jerica Arents, and David Smith-Ferri

Bamiyan Province in Afghanistan, a stunningly beautiful mountainous region, is located in the center of the country, roughly 100 miles northwest of Kabul. Most... Read More

A Bad Month for Atheists?

by Sean Mulligan

Following the January 8, 2011, mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, that killed federal judge John Roll along with five others and injured fourteen people,... Read More

Humanists in Haiti

by Maggie Ardiente

When a devastating 7.0-magnitute earthquake struck near the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010, leaving over one million homeless and in dire... Read More

The Convictions of a Humanist

by Paul Kurtz

The great humanist lion, Paul Kurtz, was honored by the American Humanist Association on Saturday, June 9, 2007, at its annual conference in Portland,... Read More

A Humanist Manifesto Turns Seventy-Five

by Fred Edwords

Adolf Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany in January, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated as president of the United States in March, Mohandas Gandhi... Read More

Environment and the New Humanism

by Edward O. Wilson

*Adapted from an address given on April 22, 2007, as part of "The New Humanism" conference held at Harvard University. I want to begin... Read More

Humanism and Its Discontents

by Joyce Carol Oates, 2007 Humanist of the Year

Joyce Carol Oates was presented with the 2007 Humanist of the Year award at the 66th Annual Conference of the American Humanist Association in... Read More