We plan to prominently recognize the names of individuals, foundations, and community organizations that help us get our center set up. Amounts listed below are not final and may be negotiable. We encourage forming committees to help raise these funds.For …
All photos included in this article are from The Humanist Community of Ventura County.
1. Photos show your group’s personality
Ever read one of those job advice columns that reads, “hide your Facebook photos before you apply for your …
How do you share your humanist lifestance with others? Leave your comments to help John Sias’ book accurately and concisely answer newcomers’ common questions. Continue reading
Give your feedback on Part III of John Sias’s new book. What are the most common questions posed to Humanists on values and ethics and how do you answer them? Continue reading
How do Humanists explain themselves to non-Humanists? According to organizational expert and author John Sias, if Humanism wants to grow, it needs to offer ready, accurate answers to the questions of curious non-Humanists. His next book will do just that — but first it needs your input! Continue reading
James Croft explains Humanism on AZ-TV with Tonya and Lew, ahead of a speaking tour which saw him speak in Flagstaff, Prescott, and Phoenix. James explains that Humanists are committed to reason, compassion, and hope for the future, and that we seek to band together with others to better this one life we have. Continue reading
Disagreements over how to challenge religious claims, confront religious practices, and relate to religious people are common in the freethinking community, sometimes becoming acrimonious and personal. This post seeks to use evidence to deconstruct the simplistic categories of “firebrand” and “diplomat”, opening the way for a more nuanced and accurate perception of what makes for an effective persuader: the honorable duelist. Continue reading
National Ask-an-Atheist Day is coming up on April 19th! Here’s some advice to consider as your organization (or family, or group of friends…) gets ready to seize this opportunity for interfaith outreach and dialogue. Continue reading
This post outlines the central and overriding principle, the sine qua non of persuasion: Know the Audience. Using a case study of two American Atheists billboards, it describes how you can effectively appeal to a target audience to improve your persuasive efforts. To persuade, we must first listen.