My reflections on leaving the National Secular Society to take on a new role in humanist community building.
Tag Archives: humanism
Theocracies and humanism in science fiction
Theocracies make for interesting settings and alternative worlds in science fiction and fantasy. They allow us to hold up a mirror to our own society, and in particular to question the consequences of dogmatism and religious power.
Remembering the ‘atheist bus’ campaign
What made the ‘atheist bus’ campaign so successful, what is its legacy, and what can other atheist, humanist or secularist campaigns learn from it?
Community matters: Planning for success
What does success look like for your atheist, humanist, secularist or similar group? Do your group’s organisers and community have a shared idea of success? Some practical tools and ideas to explore these questions.
Writing about atheism, humanism, secularism and more in 2021
This blog launched in April, with a mission to represent, inform, promote and challenge various ideas from across the atheist, humanist, secularist and related communities. 37 weekly articles later, here’s my year in review.
Are UK Christians the most persecuted in Europe? Obviously not
Misrepresented statistics, citations to hate groups, quote mining, spin, bluster and hyperbole: how the OIDAC creates their false narrative of Christian persecution – to advance Christian supremacy.
Cassandra characters and the looming threat of theocracy
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.
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.
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.