An Interview with Tyler Owen, President of Tri-State Humanists

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What’s the short story regarding your coming into humanism? I’ve found that many Humanists come from a Christian background, and I’m no exception. I was raised as a conservative Christian in middle-America, but even as a child I found that my church seemed more interested in self-aggrandising and sermonising than in applying […] Read more

Making Humanism Happen in Nigeria: A labour of Love

Though there are still daunting challenges, the prospects of a rational alternative to religion are bright and promising. Humanism is really set to become an effective alternative to religion in Nigeria and the Nigerian Humanist Movement is positioned to midwife this critical process. Read more

Interview with ​Nicole Orr -​ Branch Manager at CFI-Portland

Working with youth has always been very important to Nicole. In her teens, Nicole was an assistant team leader for a Search and Rescue Unit. There, she taught young people wilderness survival skills, as well as crime scene protocols. As an adult, Nicole strongly advocates the written word. She has helped run and participated in […] Read more

Young Humanist Forums

The International Institute for Development Facilitation (IIDF) Trust is a local NGO based in Mutare Zimbabwe. Like most Non Profits in the country, it has followed up the orthodox means of attaining development; capacity building initiatives. Capacity building initiatives imply that the strategy for executing development initiatives emphasises decision making to be centralised on local […] Read more

Interview with Andrew Copson

Andrew Copson is Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association (BHA), a position he has held since January 2010, and former Director of Education and Public Affairs at the BHA from 2005 to 2010. In 2015, Andrew Copson was elected President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union, the global umbrella body for atheist, Humanist, sceptic and secularist […] Read more

Interview with Scott Blair

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is your family and personal story – culture, education, and geography? I had a classic American beginning. My father was a General Motors Engineer; my mother was a nurse (until starting a family – this was the late fifties). We were a TV-like family of five in an all-white community in […] Read more

Interview with Sikivu Hutchinson -Feminist, Humanist, Novelist, Author

Sikivu Hutchinson is an American feminist, atheist and author/novelist. She is the author of ‘White Nights, Black Paradise‘ (2015), ‘Godless Americana: Race and Religious Rebels‘ (2013), ‘Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars‘ (2011), and ‘Imagining Transit: Race, Gender, and Transportation Politics in Los Angeles‘ (Travel Writing Across the Disciplines) (2003). Moral Combat is the first book on […] Read more

Interview with Marieke Prien – President of the International Humanist and Ethical Youth Organization (IHEYO)

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is your familial and personal background? I was born and raised in Hannover, Germany. When I had finished high school, I spent a year in the Philippines for a volunteer service, then moved to Hamburg to study Cultural Anthropology and Educational Sciences. After getting this degree, I moved to Osnabrück and […] Read more