by Jo Ann Mooney
The following article is from the Secular
Humanist Bulletin, Volume 15, Number 1.
The Council for Secular Humanism would like to welcome
the Freethinkers of Ventura County, the Humanist Association of
Minneapolis and St. Paul, and the Humanists of Idaho to the Alliance of Secular Humanist Societies.
Humanist Caring. After learning that member Frank Cuzzillo was
unable to take care of his garden after a stroke, the Secular Humanists of the
East Bay started "Frank's Garden Foodbank Project." Along with tending
the garden, they are distributing excess food from Frank's garden to the hungry.
The Capital District Humanist Society got involved with a local soup
kitchen, Equinox, not on Christmas when most are already overstaffed, but the Monday
before Thanksgiving. Members peeled potatoes and deboned turkeys in order to serve 6,000
on Thanksgiving Day. And the Upstate South Carolina Secular Humanists put
their caring into action 365 days a year by supporting a secular recovery house year
The Highway to Humanism. The Atheists of Northern Colorado
are less than a year old, but already have made themselves highly visible in their
community. They have adopted a highway section to maintain but have fears about the
possibility of their sign being vandalized. The Atheists of Colorado in Colorado Springs
had their sign vandalized and were told by the Colorado Department of Transportation that
the sign would be replaced once "but after that, you'll just have to change the name
of your organization." Adopt-a-Highway is an activity that all groups should get
involved in, and we need to watch carefully how our departments of transportation handle
The Atheists of Northern Colorado are also planning on entering patriotic floats in next
year's Fourth of July parade. We hope it will be as successful as the humanist booth
staffed by the Humanist Association of St. Petersburg at Circus McGurkis,
an annual arts fair.
Please send your local group news to: Jo Ann Mooney, P.O. Box 664, Amherst, NY
Jo Ann Mooney is Director of Humanist Community Development for the Council for Secular Humanism and is Executive Director of the
Alliance of Secular Humanist Societies.
She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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