Cassandra of Troy was cursed by Apollo to give true prophesies but not to be believed. It’s an experience many activists will be familiar with, and a character trope in many fictional explorations of near future theocracies.
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Activism matters: Heidi Nicholl, Humanists Australia
Interview with Heidi Nicholl, CEO of Humanists Australia, about routes into leadership, the day to day and challenges of leading a newish organisation. Activism matters meets activists and leaders in a variety of atheist, humanist, and secularist spaces.
Community matters: Four exercises to define your group
There are a lot of groups operating in the atheist, humanist, secularist space, but a lot of the community is underserved. These simple exercises can help you decide what sort of group to start or refresh.
How should faith groups engage with the post-religious majority?
We can debate different measurements of the breadth or depth of Britain’s emerging nonreligious majority. But by failing to engage with this shift, faith communities and civil society could lose their chance to influence our post religious future.
Why does the Census undercount the nonreligious?
Whatever the limitations of ‘nonreligious’ as a category, the Census shows how an assumption of religiosity can lead to marginalisation and undervaluing in public policy and equality monitoring.
Questions for ‘gender critical’ atheists
LGBT rights have long been a priority issue for the atheist movement. But many in our movement are susceptible to ‘gender critical’ and transphobic argument, they feel are rational or controversial. Socratic questioning may help address these ideas.
Activism matters: Humanists New Zealand
In activism matters we meet activists and leaders working in a variety of atheist, humanist, and secularist spaces. This week we spoke with Tim Wright New Zealand Humanists’ relatively new president, and longstanding member Gaylene Middleton.
Activism matters: Nathan Alexander and Todd Tavares
Activism matters is a series where we meet activists and leaders working in a variety of atheist, humanist, and secularist spaces. This week I spoke with Nathan Alexander and Todd Tavares, hosts of the Beyond Atheism podcast.
Community matters: How many AHS+ groups do we need?
A new series explores the challenges and opportunities facing atheist, humanist, secularist, and similar communities in a post-pandemic world. The series includes practical advice and strategic analysis, starting with asking, how many AHS+ groups do we need?
It’s all ‘real religion’
Selectively labelling particular positive or negative manifestations of religion as ‘real’, however well intentioned, undermines pluralism, privileges particular unevidenced beliefs and bolsters both religious supremacism and anti-religious bigotry.