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Humanism and Humanitarian Aid via MDGs

As Humanists, we are often quick to point out the need for humanitarian aid.  We should be just as quick to be knowledgeable about the efforts of humanitarian aid.  The United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals are a set of goals set by the UN in the year 2000 and set to expire next year, in 2015.  The progress towards these goals has been phenomenal.  Few people realize that extreme poverty was cut in half by the year 2010 – 5 years ahead of schedule.  Few people are aware of the other goals which have already been reached.  And few people are aware of the Read more about Humanism and Humanitarian Aid via MDGs »

Humanist for Secular Government

Government and Religion doesn't work:

In Iraq

Nor in the United States

Nor anywhere

Why haven't I seen the various Secular organizations pounce on Iraq as an example of how religion and government doesn't work?  Iraq is a perfect, irrefutable example of why it is so necessary to keep religion out of our government here in the US.   Read more about Humanist for Secular Government »

The Business of Government -- Prayer and Pledge Go Hand-in-Hand

I am extremely disappointed in today's Supreme Court decision (Greece v. Galloway) affirming that sectarian prayers at city council meetings do not violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.  The 5-4 decision severely diminishes the non-establishment principle and effectively endorses majoritarian displays of public piety. Read more about The Business of Government -- Prayer and Pledge Go Hand-in-Hand »

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