I abandoned humanistaction.com not long ago as I was working through some difficult questions. One of those questions was, “What place is there for a feminist theologian who is as equally suspicious of the atheist/humanist movement as she is of traditional religion?” After a lot of thought I have come to the conclusion that there … More The Resurrection
Our whole world is feeling pretty imperfect now, isn’t it? You know what else is imperfect? Our responses. Because we’re human, some of us respond with anger, others with compassion, some with humor, but most of us respond with a confusing mixture of things we can’t even begin to name. Sometimes we think that we … More Picking Sides
Edmonton Humanists had our first meeting on June 19th and we’re already off to a roaring start. We talked a bit about what we wanted from this group (more family events, female-friendly, racially diverse, etc.) and, best of all, we’ve already scored ourselves a great service opportunity! As readers know, I make post-abortion care … More Edmonton Humanists Are KILLING It
Please feel free to join us for the Edmonton Humanist Society’s Humanitea. This is our inaugural meeting where we’ll just be having fun and sharing our hopes and goals for this new group. All nontheists are welcome, whether religious or secular!
I’ve been away unconscionably long. I’m sorry. I was asked in April to write a book for Humanist Press by July and the result is that my life has been one of chaos. I was also in Vancouver earlier this month to teach a workshop to potential new Humanist officiants as well as give a … More Why Do We Have Human Rights?
I read today that Ken Cuccinelli has been nominated to the supreme Court of Virginia, the state in which I last lived and the place I call my adopted home. Immediately after reading about it, I began to receive Facebook invitations to head to the legislative building to “let them know what we think”. Here’s what I … More Let’s Get Revolutionary
Revolution takes imagination and courage and it doesn’t always have to involve Molotov cocktails. You can listen here to a sermon I gave on the topic of revolutionary thinking at Westwood Unitarian Church on Sunday, January 31st, 2016. Please feel free to friend me on Facebook to join the revolution this February and, hopefully, for … More Revolution is For Everyone
Atheist Freethinkers, a Montreal-based Canadian atheist group, has recently released a Declaration for a Secular Public Service on their website which they are asking atheist/humanist/secularist organizations to sign. So far, Humanist Canada has been the only other signatory and let’s hope it stays that way. The declaration calls for a blanket ban on public servants wearing any … More A Response to Declaration For A Secular Public Service
I’m so excited about my latest addition to the Alberta Access Network – post-abortion care packages! One of our amazing volunteers suggested it and it was one of those ideas that made me think, “Now, why didn’t I think of that?” There isn’t much about post-abortion care packages online so I thought I would share my process … More Post-Abortion Care Packages
I had the honor of giving the sermon at Westwood Unitarian Church on November 1st where I spoke about the Unitarian roots of reproductive justice. They are strong indeed! You can hear it here. *NOTE* I stumbled a bit when talking about anti choice legislation back home in the US. I referred to it as legislation in … More Our Foundations of Reproductive Justice – A Humanist Sermon