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Aug
31
1996

Mexico City Congress Attracts Top Speakers From All Over World


By Meeting Humanists From Around The World
Mexico City Congress Attracts Top Speakers From All Over World The 1996 Humanist World Congress in Mexico City is attracting prestigious speakers from around the world. Confirmed speakers include: Wole Soyinka, winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize for Literature, and a leading human rights campaigner, from Nigeria Shulamit Aloni, Israel's...

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Aug
31
1996

Beyond Reaction


By Molleen Matsumura
Beyond Reaction by Molleen Matsumura On Non-Issues, Honesty, And Making A Commitment Some years ago the students at Berkeley High School wanted to invite Louis Farrakhan to speak at their graduation, but the administration nixed the idea. Outraged students, faculty, and local citizens complained that Farrakhan's freedom of speech had...

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Aug
31
1996

The Madman’s Speech


By Tim Madigan
The Madman's Speech by Tim Madigan The following article is from the Secular Humanist Bulletin, Volume 12, Number 3. Tower Of Babble During my teen years, I was an ardent reader of The Catholic Digest. I particularly enjoyed a feature known as "The Open Door", which described the process by...

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Aug
31
1996

Advocatus Diaboli


By Tom Flynn
Advocatus Diaboli by Tom Flynn The following article is from the Secular Humanist Bulletin, Volume 12, Number 3. Why Pull Our Punches? The Best Lack All Conviction ... There are religious people and there are religious people. On issues from social justice to abortion rights, secular humanists have long made...

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Aug
31
1996

Executive Director’s Corner


By Matt Cherry
Executive Director's Corner by Matt Cherry The following article is from the Secular Humanist Bulletin, Volume 12, Number 3. Celebrating Lemon [Matt Cherry and African Americans for Humanism director Norm Allen attended a 25th anniversary celebration of the Supreme Court verdict Lemon v. Kurtzman held by the Freethought Society of...

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Jun
30
1996

In Honor Of Bonnie Bullough


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 16 issue 3
By Gerald Larue
In Honor Of Bonnie Bullough Gerald Larue Bonnie Bullough, a longtime friend of and contributor to Free Inquiry, died April 12, 1996, in Northridge, California. The following tribute is adapted from remarks by Gerald A. Larue at a commemoration ceremony on April 21, 1996. Bonnie Bullough was born in Delta,...

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Jun
30
1996

Bonnie Bullough (1927-1996)


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 16 issue 3
By Paul Kurtz
Bonnie Bullough also made significant contributions to the humanist movement; and she exemplified throughout her life the humanist outlook and humanist values.

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May
31
1996

The Madman’s Speech


By Tim Madigan
The Madman's Speech by Tim Madigan The following article is from the Secular Humanist Bulletin, Volume 12, Number 2. To Bash Or Not To Bash The debate raging within Secular Humanist Bulletin as to whether or not we should "bash" religion seems to be overlooking an important point - just...

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May
31
1996

Advocatus Diaboli


By Tom Flynn
Advocatus Diaboli by Tom Flynn The following article is from the Secular Humanist Bulletin, Volume 12, Number 2. The contact information for Camp Quest found below is out of date. Please see the Camp Quest Web Page for updated information. Happy Campers REQUIRED TRUTH-IN-EDITORIALIZING DISCLOSURE: I am childfree by choice....

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Mar
31
1996

Church and State: A Humanist View


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 16 issue 2
By Vern L. Bullough
These practices emphasize the assumption of the churches accepting the separation of church and state that the United States was essentially a Christian nation; non-Christians would be tolerated providing that they did not cause too much trouble.

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