The Value of Community
Nov14

The Value of Community

Graduate Spotlight: Kevin Jagoe Kevin Jagoe is a candidate for ministry with the Unitarian Universalist Association. He holds a BA in anthropology and criminal justice as well as a master’s in nonprofit management from Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He is a graduate of The Humanist Institute’s class 17 and is currently studying for his M.Div. at Meadville Lombard Theological School. He serves the First Unitarian...

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Yes, But What Is Humanism?
Oct17

Yes, But What Is Humanism?

Dean Spotlight: David Breeden Reverend Dr. David Breeden is Senior Minister at First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis and Dean of The Humanist Institute. He has a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Ph.D. from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi, with additional study in writing and Buddhism at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. He also has a Master of Divinity from...

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Benefits of the Humanist Institute
Feb23

Benefits of the Humanist Institute

Graduate Spotlight: Jim Barnett About the Author: Jim Barnett is on the board of The Humanist Institute and graduated with Class 18. He is co-founder and co-president of the Bay Area Humanists and is one of the organizers of the Humanists and Non-Theists group in the San Francisco UU congregation. Upon retirement, I was eager to put my time to use in a way that helped people. My education was in biology and I have a particular...

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Understanding Humanist Heritage
Jan22

Understanding Humanist Heritage

Graduate Spotlight: Stuart Bechman About the Author: Stuart Bechman is a past president of Atheist Alliance International and has served on the boards of the Secular Coalition for America and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. He is a graduate of the 17th class of The Humanist Institute. I became an atheist on my own, somewhat of an antitheist rejecting my religious background, and I wanted to find more positive...

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Why Humanist Education is Needed Now
Dec22

Why Humanist Education is Needed Now

Staff Spotlight: Emily Newman About the Author: Emily Newman is Development & Communications Assistant of The Humanist Institute and Communications Coordinator of the American Ethical Union. Elections expose and sow a lot of hate—hate towards people who are different, hate for the policies and systems that have failed us, and hate born of fear. It becomes easy to hate political figures and their supporters when we believe they are...

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