Diversity

08.04.2018

The Coward-in-Chief’s Cruel War on Migrants

The Coward-in-Chief’s Cruel War on Migrants

Donald Trump is displaying his full cruelty, but there is also widespread opposition to his reactionary agenda that it needs to be mobilized for action, writes Danny Katch. EVERY YEAR around Easter–the day when Christians celebrate a poor Jewish carpenter from Nazareth whose message of equality and love was… »

07.04.2018

10,000 March in Memphis to Honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

10,000 March in Memphis to Honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

More than 10,000 people marched in Memphis Wednesday to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. At 6:01 p.m., a moment of silence was held, then bells tolled 39 times, once for each year he lived. Gatherings were held across Memphis featuring associates… »

03.04.2018

Don’t Deport Non-Veterans Either, Unless It’s Donald Trump

Don’t Deport Non-Veterans Either, Unless It’s Donald Trump

By David Swanson We’re hearing a lot about U.S. veterans being deported, just as we hear about healthcare and retirement and homelessness and countless other topics as impacting veterans in particular. The implication, and often the explicit assertion, is that we should especially care about injustice when it hurts veterans,… »

23.03.2018

#EHF2018: What unites us towards the Universal Human Nation

#EHF2018: What unites us towards the Universal Human Nation

With the slogan “What unites us towards the Universal Human Nation”, the 5th European Humanist Forum will take place on the 11th, 12th and 13th of May in Madrid.  The opening session will take place in the Education Science Faculty of Spain’s Distance Education University and on Saturday and Sunday,… »

08.03.2018

Celebrating the work of women on International Women’s Day

Celebrating the work of women on International Women’s Day

It would be impossible to write an article about all the contributions made by women throughout history. And in the present climate of #MeToo and Time’s Up what better point to reflect on than some of those contributions to inspire more appreciation of women? Some of them were part of… »

08.03.2018

The UK can’t truly celebrate International Women’s Day until women are equal with each other

The UK can’t truly celebrate International Women’s Day until women are equal with each other

Nilufar Ahmed, Swansea University for The Conversation International Women’s Day 2018 has the theme “press for progress”. It is a “strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive”. In the last few months alone, the world has… »

07.03.2018

Take a Knee and a Stand

Take a Knee and a Stand

By David Swanson Remarks at Saint Mary’s Hall, San Antonio, Texas, March 1, 2018 Thank you for inviting me. What I contended in the article that got me invited here was that one of the biggest taboos in the United States, one of the behaviors treated most as a heresy,… »

07.03.2018

Nobel Women Peace Laureates Call for an End to Rohingya Genocide

Nobel Women Peace Laureates Call for an End to Rohingya Genocide

As three Nobel peace laureates—Tawakkol Karman of Yemen, Shirin Ebadi of Iran, and Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland – conclude their visit to Bangladesh on the six-month anniversary of the current Rohingya crisis, the three women are calling for an immediate end to the “genocide” of the Rohingya people. This… »

01.03.2018

Respecting Personal and Cultural Diversity: Filipino Students Garner Top Prizes in National Talent Competition

Respecting Personal and Cultural Diversity: Filipino Students Garner Top Prizes in National Talent Competition

The World Center for Humanist Studies, Mumbai Chapter, is happy to announce the winners of the recently concluded 2018 National Talent Competition which centered on the Theme: Respecting Personal and Cultural Diversity. Hundreds of participants from different schools and colleges submitted paintings, essays, songs, skits and poems expressing their reflection,… »

22.02.2018

Frederick Douglass: the ex-slave and transatlantic celebrity who found freedom in Newcastle

Frederick Douglass: the ex-slave and transatlantic celebrity who found freedom in Newcastle

By Brian Ward, Northumbria University, Newcastle for The Conversation When President Donald Trump spoke at a breakfast to launch black history month last year, he gave the impression that he thought Frederick Douglass – the most eminent African American leader of the mid 19th-century – was still alive. »

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