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Black History Month

By | 2018-02-06T19:21:16+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Sincere Kirabo is the social justice coordinator at the American Humanist Association. Sincere is a writer and humanist activist who focuses on cultivating increased critical consciousness of social injustice, particularly within humanist spaces. His work can also be found on Everyday Feminism, Huffington Post, and Patheos, among other media. Today marks the official start to another twenty-eight-day cycle where [...]

Were You Disturbed by Trump’s SOTU Speech?

By | 2018-02-06T19:16:03+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Amy Couch is the communications manager for the American Humanist Association. Prior to working for the AHA she spent ten years creating therapeutic, recreational, and educational programs for individuals with special needs and their families. Over 47 million Americans tuned in to watch President Trump’s State of the Union address and of those viewers, only 25 percent disapproved of his [...]

True Pagan Roots of Winter Holidays

By | 2017-12-04T03:26:10+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|

By Mel Lipman.  Mel is former president of the American Humanist Association, and founding member of the Humanist Association of Las Vegas.  Today Mel provides an in depth look at the Pagan roots of the winter holidays. In a few weeks we will be immersed in our culture's celebration of winter.  If we don't dwell too [...]

The Core of Humanism

By | 2017-11-19T06:27:18+00:00 November 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

BY:  Hyrum H. Huskey Jr. Hyrum H. Huskey Jr. is a Las Vegas published writer and member of the Southern Nevada and Las Vegas Writers groups. He retired from a succession of "careers" as a commissioned military officer, education counselor, college Dean of Student Services, and public transit executive. For four years, he was a [...]

Dealing with Death When You Do Not Believe in an “After-Life”

By | 2017-10-08T04:45:46+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

In January of 2016, my father had several unexplained seizures. Doctors discovered multiple tumors in his brain, and later in other organs throughout his body. He died in March of that same year at the age of 64. In April, my friend Dave was hit by a drunk driver who was speeding in a stolen [...]

Trump and Autocracy

By | 2017-10-04T19:20:49+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

A Talk by Mel Lipman, HUUmanist Forum, August 27, 2017 The poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti celebrated his 98th birthday a few months ago.  In 2007, after we learned that we were lied to by our government regarding Iraq's  “weapons of mass destruction”,  he wrote a poem called “Pity the Nation”.  Unfortunately, that poem has become even [...]

Humanism in the Time of Trump

By | 2017-09-19T08:07:18+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The following thoughts are from our member Hyrum H. Huskey Jr. It’s mind-boggling to me. These last few months of the ascendancy of our latest President will surely be referred to by future historians as “The Time of Trump”. Life goes on amid disbelief, chaos, inconceivable Cabinet appointments, attacks on the press, and overreactions by [...]

Will the Tuam Babies Scandal Ignite an Investigation into Church-State Relations in Ireland?

By | 2017-09-19T08:10:15+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Sometimes I think it is easy to forget why the basic principle of separation of church and state is so important. This shocking article was in the online publication TheHumanist.org (Link to website and article) In 2012 amateur historian Catherine Corless began investigating the abandoned Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, County Galway, [...]