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World Humanist Congress: Plenary Three - Against the odds

British Humanist Association - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:14
World Humanist Congress | Freedom of thought and expression: Forging a 21st century Enlightenment Against the odds: Gulalai Ismail, Asif Mohiuddin, Agnes Ojera About the speaker: Agnes Ojera, Trustee of the Uganda Humanist Association; Gulalai Ismail, Founder and Chair of Aware Girls; Asif Mohiuddin, Humanist Blogger | Chair: Nick Ross, Broadcaster Three outstanding individuals tell their stories of battling against the odds in hostile environments in favour of liberal and humanist values. Agnes Ojera has run Humanist projects in Uganda for several years; Asif Mohiuiddin wrote a humanist blog in Bangladesh until he was threatened, assaulted and arrested and his blog was banned. Gulalai Ismail comes from north-west Pakistan and has also been threatened, as have her family, for running the project Aware Girls that challenges patriarchy and religious extremism. The World Humanist Congress, held every three years, is a unique event bringing together humanists from over forty countries under the auspices of the International Humanist and Ethical Union. In August 2014 the British Humanist Association hosted the World Humanist Congress in the beautiful and historic city of Oxford. Edited by: Charlotte John Additional thanks to: Jon Bagge, Craig Duncan, Jason Weidner and Jade Hoffman.
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Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren - SCA Lobby Day 2014

Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) speaking at the SCA's Lobby Day in Washington DC. Video/Editing by Alan Howell © 2014, Star Path Images
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Sheldon Whitehouse - SCA Lobby Day 2014

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse speaking at the SCA's Lobby Day in Washington DC. Video/Editing by Alan Howell © 2014, Star Path Images
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US Representative Robert Scott - Lobby Day 2014

US Representative Robert Scott speaking at the SCA's 2014 Lobby Day in Washington DC. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse speaking at the SCA's Lobby Day in Washington DC. Video/Editing by Alan Howell © 2014, Star Path Images
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World Humanist Congress: Martin Rowson on Giving the gift of offence

British Humanist Association - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 09:26
World Humanist Congress | Freedom of thought and expression: Forging a 21st century enlightenment Giving the gift of offence Speaker: Martin Rowson | Chair: Sara Passmore Session overview: In a world where it is all too common for people to claim a right not to be offended, especially in their religious identities, how far can free speech go? Do we risk giving away too much when we ‘respect feelings’? More particularly, what is the role of cartoons as visual journalism? How does satire help us to explore current events? What responsibilities does the cartoonist have when it comes to people taking offence? It is clear that in a civilised society we need to be able to express our views without censorship. In this session multi-award winning cartoonist and writer Martin Rowson, who has been called the ‘scourge of the political establishment’, will focus on the role of the “offensive” secular cartoonist. About the Speaker: Martin Rowson is a British editorial cartoonist and novelist. His genre is political satire and his style is scathing and graphic. He characterizes his work as “visual journalism”. His cartoons appear frequently in The Guardian and The Independent. His books include graphic adaptations of The Waste Land and Tristram Shandy. About the Congress: The World Humanist Congress, held every three years, is a unique event bringing together humanists from over forty countries under the auspices of the International Humanist and Ethical Union. In August 2014 the British Humanist Association hosted the World Humanist Congress in the beautiful and historic city of Oxford. Edited by: Daniel Collier Additional thanks to: Jon Bagge, Craig Duncan, Charlotte John, Jason Weidner and Jade Hoffman.
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World Humanist Congress: Key Challenges to Freedom of Religion or Belief

British Humanist Association - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:55
World Humanist Congress | Freedom of thought and expression: Forging a 21st century enlightenment Key Challenges to Freedom of Religion or Belief Speakers: Heiner Bielefeldt; Pavan Dhaliwal, Pierre-Arnaud Perrouty | Chair: Roy Brown Session overview: The various human rights that we assert do not just highlight different aspects of a single overall freedom: sometimes they may clash with each other. Can freedom of thought and expression always be reconciled with freedom of religion and belief? Do we always have a right to criticise religion, even if it may sometimes be expedient or polite to keep silent? If so, do believers always have the right to wear religious symbols and dress, which are forms of expression no less than speech? Where does the boundary of freedom of religion lie in the law about employment, about the family, about education? When many Islamic states outlaw “apostasy”, thirteen on pain of death, what power does freedom of religion or belief retain in international affairs? For years the Islamic states tried at the United Nations to make insult to religion a breach of human rights: what is their attitude now after the tide gradually turned against them? What rights does freedom of religion or belief give to the institutions that believers create to serve and represent them? The world still has a fuzzy understanding of freedom of religion or belief – can we make it clear and preserve the spirit of this “orphaned right” in a world rife with renewed religious discord? About the speakers: Heiner Bielefeldt, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief; Pavan Dhaliwal, Head of Public Affairs, British Humanist Association; Pierre-Arnaud Perrouty, Executive Director, European Humanist Federation; Roy Brown (Chair), IHEU representative at UN Human Rights Council, Geneva The World Humanist Congress, held every three years, is a unique event bringing together humanists from over forty countries under the auspices of the International Humanist and Ethical Union. In August 2014 the British Humanist Association hosted the World Humanist Congress in the beautiful and historic city of Oxford. Edited by: Jason Read Additional thanks to: Jon Bagge, Craig Duncan, Charlotte John, Jason Weidner and Jade Hoffman.
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World Humanist Congress: Plenary One - A.C. Grayling on Freedom of speech and freedom as such

British Humanist Association - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:55
World Humanist Congress | Freedom of thought and expression: Forging a 21st century enlightenment Plenary Session One Freedom of speech and freedom as such A.C. Grayling | Chair: Pavan Dhaliwal A C Grayling a Vice President of the BHA, a representative of IHEU to the UN, and a patron of the Defence Humanists, he is a world renowned humanist philosopher. In addition he sits on the editorial boards of several academic journals, and for nearly ten years was the Honorary Secretary of the principal British philosophical association, the Aristotelian Society. He is a past chairman of June Fourth, a human rights group concerned with China, was a Fellow of the World Economic Forum for several years, and a member of its C-100 group on relations between the West and the Islamic world. The World Humanist Congress, held every three years, is a unique event bringing together humanists from over forty countries under the auspices of the International Humanist and Ethical Union. In August 2014 the British Humanist Association hosted the World Humanist Congress in the beautiful and historic city of Oxford. Edited by: Charlotte John Additional thanks to: Jon Bagge, Craig Duncan, Jason Weidner and Jade Hoffman.
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CFI UK: God in the Lab - Glen Carrigan on the neuropsychology of morality

British Humanist Association - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:52
Centre for Inquiry UK and Conway Hall Ethical Society presents God in the Lab: The Science of Religious Belief. Glen Carrigan presents an introduction to a morality where God is not at its centre. Using the 4 S’s of science, skepticism, sarcasm and satire whilst employing neuropsychological research and a humanistic world view, we’ll look at what the alternatives are to a pious moral code and why people and groups might make the decisions they do. Glen is a neuropsychology researcher and senior demonstrator at the University of Central Lancashire specialising in moral psychology, youth engagement and with an interest in all things science. Presented by Stephen Law. Filmed and edited by Jon Bagge http://www.jonbagge.net
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Program #172: Niki Papazoglakis

New Orleans Humanists - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 20:16
Host Harry Greenberger talks with Niki Papazoglakis, Founder and President of Freagle, about her organization. http://nosha.info/
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Program #171: Dr. Mark Phillips

New Orleans Humanists - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 19:18
Host Harry Greenberger talks with professor Mark Phillips, Ph.D., of the University of New Orleans, about the philosophy of religion. http://nosha.info/
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Don't Say the Pledge: Take a Stand by Sitting Down

American Humanist Association - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:21
Learn more at www.dontsaythepledge.com
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Don't Say the Pledge: AHA's Dave Niose

American Humanist Association - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 06:42
American Humanist Association legal director David Niose explains that public school students can't be forced to paticipate in the Pledge of Allegiance. Learn more at www.dontsaythepledge.com
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Don't Say the Pledge: Humanists Are Good Americans Too

American Humanist Association - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 06:06
Learn more at www.dontsaythepledge.com
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Chestatee High School Prayer

American Humanist Association - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:00
In response to the American Humanist Association's potential lawsuit against Chestatee High School in Gainesville, Georgia for violating the separation of church and state by supporting coach-led prayer during football games, The Christian News Network reports that students and adults gathered to pray at the school's football field. This video was allegedly taken on August 26, 2014. The speaker is a parent with children who attend Chestatee High, not the football coach. The American Humanist Association staunchly supports a student's individual right to pray in public schools. The speaker in this video clearly distorts our intentions and the facts of the case, where it is unconstitutional for any school official---teacher or coach---to lead students in prayer. Keep prayer in churches. Keep education in schools.
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Leo Igwe: Witch Hunts, Misogyny and Enlightenment in Black Communities

British Humanist Association - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 08:27
Nigerian human rights activist, Leo Igwe, is a renowned campaigner against witchcraft accusations. Speaking to London Black Atheists and the Central London Humanist Group, this lecture focusses on the harmful effects of the belief in witchcraft on individuals and society. Witchcraft belief is rampant in many countries, and has led to violent assaults and murder. In the UK, the murder of 15 year old Kristy Bamu and 8 year old Victoria Climbie, were widely reported in the British media. Leo Igwe asks 'What role does religion play in Witchcraft belief and how do we combat it?' 'Can enlightenment combat the malign effects of witchcraft belief in black and minority ethnic communities worldwide?' Following his acclaimed presentation in 2013 to London Black Atheists, 'Breaking the Taboo of Atheism in Black Communities', Leo Igwe delivers a startling analysis of Witchcraft belief and the imperative of enlightenment. Central London Humanist Group @LondonHumanists http://www.centrallondonhumanists.org.uk/ London Black Atheists @LdnBlkAtheists http://www.meetup.com/London-Black-Atheists/ For more videos from London Black Atheists: https://www.youtube.com/user/LondonBlackAtheists/ Leo Igwe @LeoIgwe Filmed and edited by Jon Bagge http://www.jonbagge.net
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Rebecca Goldstein receives the Richard Dawkins Award at the Atheist Alliance of America convention

The Atheist Alliance of America chose, as the 2014 recipient of the Richard Dawkins Award, the philosopher and novelist Rebecca Goldstein. Richard was unfortunately unable to attend the National Convention in Seattle, so he recorded a short speech in Rebecca's honour. Here is his speech, as played at the Convention.
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Program #170: Stan Goldberg

New Orleans Humanists - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:42
Host Harry Greenberger talks with Stan Goldberg, Professor Emeritus University of New Orleans, about the origin of life. http://nosha.info/
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Program #169: National Council of Jewish Women

New Orleans Humanists - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:58
Host Harry Greenberger talks with Lis Kahn and President June Leopold of the National Council of Jewish Women. http://nosha.info/
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Program #168: NOSHA

New Orleans Humanists - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 21:55
Host Harry Greenberger talks with President Charlotte Klasson and board member Ricky Adams of the New Orleans Secular Humanist Association. http://nosha.info/
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Program #167: Akula Foundation

New Orleans Humanists - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 20:44
Host Harry Greenberger talks with Manager Paul Mathes and Christopher Guthrie of the Akula Foundation. http://nosha.info/
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