My reflections on leaving the National Secular Society to take on a new role in humanist community building.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Democracy has played a crucial role in atheist, humanist, and secularist philosophy. To achieve their political and social goals, the atheist, and wider AHS+ movement must support proportional representation.
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 ‘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”