On-Site Training for Celebrants: Rutgers University
Feb13

On-Site Training for Celebrants: Rutgers University

The Humanist Institute is offering on-site training for individuals who are currently Humanist Celebrants or desiring to become Humanist Celebrants. March 11, 2017 Rutgers University Conference Center 178 Ryders Lane New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Learn how to prepare unique and inspiring humanist wedding ceremonies Find out how to care for individuals nearing the end of life and support their families during this time Discover what makes a...

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Graduate Spotlight: Stuart Bechman
Jan31

Graduate Spotlight: Stuart Bechman

Understanding Humanist Heritage 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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Staff Spotlight: Emily Newman
Jan04

Staff Spotlight: Emily Newman

Why Humanist Education is Needed Now 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...

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Humanism Today: Volume Four
Sep23

Humanism Today: Volume Four

Humanism Today, The Journal of the North American Committee for Humanism and its subsidiary, The Humanist Institute, began publishing articles by humanist scholars in 1985 and became the product of a think tank for the annual focus of the Institute’s adjunct faculty. The final volume, Bioethics, appeared in 2006. Articles from volumes 1-13 are online. Read Now Humanism Today: Volume Four Rethinking Humanism: History, Philosophy,...

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Enroll in the Humanist Studies Program Today!
May03

Enroll in the Humanist Studies Program Today!

Be Challenged. Be Inspired. Be Encouraged. Create your own educational path. Next Learning Weekend: November 5-7, 2016 Course 101: The Humanist Life Stance This pre-requisite course introduces students to in-depth critical thinking, analytic discussion and other methods of instruction that make THI a distinct program in Humanist Studies Course 201: Critical Thinking, Knowledge & Truth What is the best way to prove a case, create a...

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Humanism and Race
Sep22

Humanism and Race

Inside of humanist circles, humanists often regard ourselves as progressive, forward-thinking, logic and science oriented, and concerned with finding equitable and pragmatic solutions to the many challenges humans face globally. Outside of humanist circles, perceptions of humanists (from non-humanists) get more complicated. In particular, humanists are often judged by how they look: disproportionately male, disproportionately white,...

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