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.

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?

Community matters: The importance of actively secular spaces

With Covid driving the shift to online meetings I have been to a larger and wider range of atheist, humanist, and secularist groups than in any time since my student activist days. I’ve been thinking about the different types of spaces which are needed to serve our communities.

The UK’s humanist ecosystem: AHS+ space

The ‘humanist ecosystem’, or ‘AHS+ space’ is a way of thinking about the loose collection of atheist, humanist, secularist, skeptic, freethought, rationalist and similar groups that make up our movement. In my experience, a lot of these groups have a crossover of members or followers. But the different groups reflect different approaches, priorities, and styles.Continue reading “The UK’s humanist ecosystem: AHS+ space”