Board Spotlight: John Hooper
May30

Board Spotlight: John Hooper

Educating Strong Humanist Leaders About the Author: Dr. John Hooper immediate past president of the Unitarian Universalist Humanist Association, is a retired research and development director who lives in Pittsburgh, PA. John, a long-term UU, is a Board Member and Treasurer of both The Humanist Institute and the American Humanist Association. He also serves on the boards of the Institute for Humanist Studies, and the Secular Coalition...

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Graduate Spotlight: James Croft
Apr20

Graduate Spotlight: James Croft

Becoming a Spokesperson for Humanism About the Author: James Croft is outreach leader at the Ethical Society of St. Louis and a board member of The Humanist Institute. He studied education at the Universities of Cambridge and Harvard, and completed his doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His writing can be found in the Humanist magazine, on The Huffington Post, and Patheos blog. James was raised on Shakespeare,...

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Graduate Spotlight: Rev. Suzanne Paul
Mar22

Graduate Spotlight: Rev. Suzanne Paul

“Wasn’t I the Lucky One?” Memories of a Humanist Institute Graduate About the Author: Rev. Suzanne Paul is a graduate of Class I of The Humanist Institute. She is a past president of the American Humanist Association and current executive director of the Center for Secular Humanism in Farmington Hills, Michigan. It’s been thirty-three years since I first stepped into the New York Society for Ethical Culture building on Central Park...

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Graduate Spotlight: Jim Barnett
Feb23

Graduate Spotlight: Jim Barnett

Benefits of the Humanist Institute 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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Graduate Spotlight: Stuart Bechman
Jan22

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
Dec22

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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