Square One near Ground Zero

An earlier version of this article referred to the Cordoba House Initiative’s planned Islamic community center (also called Park51) in lower Manhattan as a mosque. In late July the controversy surrounding the construction of the... Read More

Mutilation by Any Other Name

In an age of PSAs and the Vagina Monologues, many of us consider ourselves informed and educated about institutionalized female violence. “It happens over there,” we tell ourselves, pointing to remote locations on a map,... Read More

Humanists in Haiti

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 need of food and medical attention, national aid organizations from around... Read More