Strategies for Effective Criticism

image of a human rights parade
Whether the story involves Kim Davis or ISIS, Humanists often find situations where bigotry leads to unnecessary harm and violations of human rights. Many of us feel the urge to criticize. But how could we criticize effectively? For decades, Amnesty International has been among the leading human rights organizations.

Particpate In A Charity Experiment At Columbus Rationality On Monday

clipart of a heartGleb Tsipursky, a long-time member and volunteer at HCCO, a Co-Founder and President of Intentional Insights, will be the speaker at the Columbus Rationality meeting on Monday Januray 4th.

Gleb will be holding the "Giving Game":

Inspiration in "Allegiance"

cast of the Broadway show AllegianceThe line was out the door and down the street to see George Takei in the Broadway musical “Allegiance.” George Takei is a Humanist Pride Award winner, and the show “Allegiance” provides moving support for many Humanist principles.

Stories of Careful Thinking and Community

group shot of Positive PeopleStories have power to illustrate the importance of our values. The following are some stories about careful thinking and community:

Mapplethorpe Returns to Cincinnati

created image with words No CensorshipIn 1990, Cincinnati’s Contemporary Art Center hosted an exhibit of photos by Robert Mapplethorpe that sparked outrage. The CAC’s director Dennis Barrie was charged with violating obscenity laws but was eventually acquitted.

Islam and the Future

screencap of Sam Harris & Maajid Nawaz discussing IslamIslam and the Future of Tolerance by Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz contains a discussion between Harris and Nawaz about the role of Islam and Islamism in human rights issues. I will try to summarize some key points of these complex issues.

Film Screening "A Better Life"

poster for the film A Better LifePlease join us for a free film screening of the documentary based on the book "A Better Life" by Chris Johnson! Johnson himself will be screening the film for us. This event is being hosted by a partnership of the Humanist Community of Central Ohio, the Secular Student Alliance, and Sunday Assembly Columbus.

Absolutely Arbitrary

image of a woman thinkingHumanists are often asked how we could make moral decisions without divinely delivered moral absolutes. Really, the more important question is not whether a moral conclusion is absolute but whether a moral conclusion is arbitrary or thoughtfully based on good reasons.

Between the World and Ta-Nehisi Coates

cover of Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi CoatesIn the book Between the World and Me,Ta-Nehisi Coates shares a Humanist outlook shaped by his experiences as a black man. Coates wrote the book as a letter to his son and gives his personal take on many issues of interest to Humanists.

Ray Comfort Has the "Audacity"

poster for the movie AudacityRay Comfort’s film called “Audacity” could better be described as “patronizing.” Comfort’s film contains several scenes of rescue and then compares the rescues to efforts to use the Bible as an excuse for putting others down, to neglect human rights, and to treat those promoting bigotry as victims.

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