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New Humanist Op Ed on the AZ Mirror

In a now-infamous speech at an event “commemorating Mormon political pioneers,” Sen. Sylvia Allen, R-Snowflake, railed against such woes as the “browning of America,” and the lack of assimilation among immigrants that will make America “look very much like South American countries very quickly.” Read the full piece here…

Secular Movement Watches Mesa for Church-State Test Case

Contact: Luke Douglas, Executive Director, Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix(971) 272-7150 – luke.douglas@hsgp.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Secular Movement Watches Mesa for Church-State Test Case (Mon., July 29, 2019) Mesa, Ariz. — The Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix (HSGP), a freethought education and advocacy nonprofit headquartered near Arizona State University, made newsthis month by launching a constitutional challenge to

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“Race” and What It Really Is

I recently read a book entitled “The Myth of Race” by Jefferson M. Fish, PhD.  I found it to be one of the best books that I’ve read for some time, at least in terms of science written so that the average person can follow well. It’s also interesting and enjoyable to read. The premise

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Spirituality: What Do I Mean by That?

In keeping with the pattern of picking interesting and possibly controversial subjects, I decided to write about a topic that I seem to keep getting into conversations about with our members and that is a source of some controversy and confusion. That topic is “spirituality”. Yep, I’m really going there. What the heck, it’s fun

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My Take on Feminism

I’ll see if I can stir things up a bit by discussing a topic that has caused a significant stir in the atheist, as well as the Humanist, community for about as long as I can remember. This topic has been a source of controversy and has been a major focal point of social change

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Humanism and the Disenfranchised

I’ve been having conversations with people lately (and actually for quite a while) about how we, as an organization, should treat people who are marginalized, disenfranchised, or otherwise discriminated against in our culture, or around the world for that matter. Sometimes, we aren’t sure what is the right thing to do or what might actually

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