Pope Francis has just been named TIME magazine’s Person of the Year, someone “who had the greatest impact of the world, for good or bad.” Does he deserve the award, and for good or bad? Analysis from our own Matthew Bulger.
Phillip K. Paulson, a longtime American Humanist Association member who died in 2006, filed the original suit in 1989 (Paulson et al. v. City of San Diego et al). The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center wrote an amicus brief in 2006 arguing that the cross is an unconstitutional breach of the Establishment Clause and represents a clear preference for Christians.
Award-winning author, feminist, social activist, and founder of Feministing.com Jessica Valenti will be accepting the 2014 Humanist Heroine Award from the American Humanist Association. The award will be given during our 73rd annual conference, June 5-8, 2014 in Philadelphia.
The LDS Church has decided that the Book of Mormon claim of dark skin being a curse from God is no longer true. In a statement, the church said it “… disavows the theories advanced in the past that black skin is a sign of divine disfavour or curse…”
HumanLight is a secular holiday on December 23rd. It’s designed to celebrate and express the positive, secular, human values of reason, compassion, humanity and hope. HumanLight illuminates a positive, secular vision of a happy, just and peaceful future for our world, a future which people can build by working together, drawing on the best of our human capacities.