Reflections on the death of Richard Bilkszto

I think there is much humanists can learn from the death of Richard Bilkszto. My tribute to him was published in this month’s issue of Humanistically Speaking, a humanist magazine published in the United Kingdom that was doing a special issue on the phenomenon of Wokism. The article can be found here:  How Woke puritanism […]

Humanists International 2023: An Exciting Congress

By Pierre St-Amant, AHQ delegate to the conference. Humanists International (HI) is a non-governmental organization representing humanists, atheists, agnostics, and freethinkers from all over the world. It promotes humanist principles and defends humanists who are victims of persecution and violence around the world. It also promotes policies based on reason and science. It holds annual general meetings […]

Interviewed: Carey Linde, lawyer and activist.

Carey Linde, former 60s radical, was the first lawyer in Canada to live and practice on reserve, the first to introduce the concept of shared parenting between divorced parents in family law, and the first to defend a parent in a transgender case. He has been in trouble with the authorities more than once. For […]

Spiritual Stereotypes – An Indigenous Atheist’s Experience

-Maheengun I was raised on a wonderful reserve on Rice Lake in Ontario. While I did not live on the reserve, or hold “status”, I spent weekends and summer holidays being mentored by Native elders, aunts and uncles, and community members. I learned oral history while sitting around the fire told in traditional ways. I […]

President’s report to the 2023 Annual General Meeting

The New Enlightenment Project was created to protect and expand humanist values, rational inquiry, and evidence-based decision-making in the face of challenges from people who believe truth is revealed or socially constructed by ideologies.  We seek to alert the humanist community to these challenges and expand the application of enlightenment skills to modern or contemporary […]

New Research into Aboriginal Land Acknowledgements

The New Enlightenment Project has begun participatory research into aboriginal land acknowledgements in Canada. The research will consist of a series of podcasts reviewing the practice in different communities across Canada. The first podcast in the series can be found here: https://youtu.be/xzmpTBLlVH8 Humanists can participate in this project by researching the use of land acknowledgements […]

Is Humanism Compatible with Indigeneity?

by Lloyd Hawkeye Robertson Abstract: Calls to respect “indigenous ways of knowing” have led to a questioning of the compatibility of such knowledge with Enlightenment humanism which is characterized as “European.” This article compares and contrasts traditions aboriginal to North America with humanism tracing the evolution of both. It posits a spectrum of viewpoints within […]

Enlightenment Humanism projected to advance in 2023-24

Lloyd Hawkeye Robertson, President New Enlightenment Project Published in Humanist Heritage Canada, Feb. 25/23 In an October 2021 interview I told Eric Adriaans of Humanist Freedoms that our newly created organization aimed to 1) provide education on the enduring qualities of reason and compassion which define humanism; 2) affirm that the application of humanist values […]

NEP president’s presentation to the International Interdisciplinary Conference on Men’s Experiences with Violence and Victimization 2022

How My Work Led Me to Question the DV Narrative and Investigate Male Stigma An International Interdisciplinary Conference onFatherhood and Men’s Experiences with Violence and Victimization September 15, 2022 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Lloyd Hawkeye Robertson, Presenter I am a psychologist with an interest in the study of the self. I am also President of the […]