Psychology in the Snow: Reflections on Mental Wellness in the North

A collaboration between Metis counselling psychologist, Dr. Lloyd Hawkeye Robertson, and European-Canadian independent journalist, Scott Douglas Jacobsen. The purpose of this text is the provision of a public resource focused on presenting a social scientific account of issues in society and the aspects of counseling psychology capable of handling them.” — Scott Jacobsen VANCOUVER, BRITISH […]

Humanists International, Russian Federation, Ukraine, and the United Nations

Scott Douglas Jacobsen (author) attended the August, 2023 Humanists International World Congress and more recently returned from visiting Ukraine Humanists International in Denmark Humanists International hosted its 2023 combined World Congress and General Assembly in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the Scandic Copenhagen in early November. It was the first World Congress in almost a decade. A […]

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 […]

In Defense of Merit in Science

Merit is a central pillar of liberal epistemology, humanism, and democracy.The scientific enterprise, built on merit, has proven effective in generating scientific andtechnological advances, reducing suffering, narrowing social gaps, and improving thequality of life globally.

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 […]

Requiem for a humanist discussion group

In 1993 the Humanist Association of Canada established an on-line discussion forum that was open to all humanists. That forum endured until late 2021. Read about the circumstances surrounding its cancellation: Requiem for a Discussion Page | Humanist Freedoms