Category Archives: Activism

Director of Strategy and Policy for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Science and Reason

 Sean Faircloth served five terms in the Maine Legislature. Faircloth served on the Judiciary and Appropriations Committees. In his last term Faircloth was elected Majority Whip by his colleagues. An accomplished legislator, Faircloth successfully spearheaded over thirty laws, including the … Continue reading

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Imagine a new idea as vital as democracy.

Imagine a new idea as vital as democracy. Now imagine helping it spread quickly throughout the world! Child Honouring is one such idea, an idea whose time has come. We invite you to be a part of the global movement that … Continue reading

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End all physical punishment of children

A  raging argument has been going on for years over the supposed need for hitting children as a means to gain their compliance. Child care professionals have largely reached consensus that spanking and verbal aggression pose serious risks to children, … Continue reading

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Lebanese Youth to Bring Down Confessional System

Protests sweeping the Middle East have given new impetus to Lebanese youths who have launched their own revolt on Facebook in a bid — albeit improbable — to bring down Lebanon’s confessional system. Using slogans popularized by protesters in Tunisia … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading

Image via Wikipedia They both feed on emotional appeals and they both employ propaganda that distorts history,  and plays up to the native fears and prejudice of the uneducated. They both distort reality with deliberate lies. Christian nationalism in the … Continue reading

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Why people believe in evolution, *not*

Image via Wikipedia Do you want to know why people believe in evolution? Read evolution denying Christian, Wayne Jackson. Here we have in one concise document all the contorted rationalizations you could possibly imagine for *not* believing in evolution. http://www.christiancourier.com/articles/567-why-people-believe-in-evolution … Continue reading

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Patriotism for all

  Image by uhuru1701 via Flickr A Patriotic Activity for Every Student It is a sad day in America when every child cannot join in a unified expression of patriotism, cannot stand with pride and declare, “I, too, am an … Continue reading

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Nate Phelps and Religious Abuse

  I hope to post several blogs inspired by the American Atheists Conference, but for right now, I’m going to write about the experience that was the most meaningful to me.  I mentioned before going that I was anxious to hear Nate … Continue reading

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UN Secretary General’s Report on Violence Against Children

Appendix: The 12 Overarching Study Recommendations Strengthen national and local commitment and action: This refers to establishing a national focal point on violence against children by the end of 2007, to coordinate actions, and especially to ensure that actions to … Continue reading

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The Island-Features

Image via Wikipedia Child soldiers root causes and UN initiatives by Radhika Coomaraswamy Let me begin my talk to you today with a description of my visit to a Maoist army cantonment site in eastern Nepal in December. The cantonment … Continue reading

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