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The Pride Cup: A Case Study in Tackling Homophobia in Sport

Written by Rosslyn Ives and Published Thu, 03/11/2016 - 17:19

Jason Ball spoke about his journey coming out as a gay AFL player at the recent Australian National Humanist Convention and how it led him to be the activist for secular, gay and mental health rights in Australia.

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Freethought Activity in Australia: from margins to mainstream

Written by Rosslyn Ives and Published Wed, 14/09/2016 - 10:39

Rosslyn Ives, editor of Australian Humanist, discusses the history of freethought, secularism, rationalism and Humanism in Australia; Its influences and key movers and shakers. It is an expanded version of a contribution she gave at the 'Secularism in the Modern World' conference held in Melbourne on 31 October, 2015

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Societies and their Stability

Written by Glen McBride and Published Fri, 22/04/2016 - 00:00

As humanists, we seek to understand our world, without a need to seek guidance from culture. When we humans first began to speak, we quickly discovered the need for questions if we were to understand each other. Then came other questions, thousands of them. There were storms and hail, drought and gales, beloved dead parents came to one’s dreams, from where? Always some-one asked ‘Why? Did those parents still exist somewhere? Answers were found by our ancestors.

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Humanists welcome the real good news

Published Thu, 29/06/2017 - 09:38

Humanists see the positives in the ongoing and accelerating decline of religion in Australia. Humanism offers a values based alternative to religion, an alternative that does not rely on imaginary super beings.

The release of the 2016 Census confirms that more and more Australians are turning away from religion. The Australian Humanist movement fully expects that the number of Australians identifying as having no religion will increase yet again with the next census.

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CAHS joins global campaign to protect humanists at risk

Published Wed, 21/06/2017 - 09:00

The Council of Australian Humanist Societies is joining a network of non-religious groups to raise funds to provide advocacy and support to humanists and atheists who are facing persecution and targeted violence around the world.

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