Here are resources related to
organizations that are categorized as being secular or humanist or involved
with ethical culture. The references to those that are religious are
found in chapter two on the various living religions of the world earlier in
Humanist Definitions and Basic Outlook
What is it?:
Council for Secular
What is Secular Humanism?
Activities and organizations
Publications /Council for Secular
- This 72-page quarterly magazine is the world's leading humanist and
freethought journal. In its pages, leading thinkers examine social,
ethical, and intellectual issues from a secular viewpoint.
Bulletin - The quarterly newsletter for Associate Members reports
on the Council's activities and plans, and gives updates on church-state
issues. The Bulletin provides a lively forum for humanists to
explore the joys and challenges of living without religion. The
Secular Humanist Bulletin is sent free to
Family Matters - The quarterly newsletter
Family Network provides news, views, and a shared forum for parents,
partners, and children. Free to all
Examiner - The quarterly journal of
for Humanism contains articles, guest columnists, and news of interest
to humanists in the black community.
SOS International Newsletter - The
quarterly newsletter from
Organizations for Sobriety
serves as a clearinghouse and source of
information for recovering alcoholics and substance abusers.
The biannual journal of the Society of Humanist Philosophers gathers some
of the best minds in the world to critique religious ideas and doctrines
and to examine issues in naturalism and humanistic ethics. Each issue of
Philo contains 100 pages.
Humanist Viewpoints - a series of informative and
thought-provoking pamphlets on topics of public interest. Secular
Humanist Viewpoints are not authoritative secular humanist
doctrines or policy statements; instead they exemplify how the rational
and compassionate philosophy of humanism can be applied to moral, social
and philosophical issues.
For Inquiry - International is the international headquarters of the
Council for Secular Humanism. Opened in 1995, the 20,000-square-foot
Center is located in Amherst, New York. It includes administrative
offices, libraries, meeting rooms, and multi-media production
facilities. Since 1996, U.S. regional Centers for Inquiry have been
established at Los Angeles, California (Center for Inquiry-West), and
Kansas City, Missouri (Center for Inquiry-Midwest). The Council for
Secular Humanism has also opened two Centers for Inquiry outside the
U.S., in Oxford, England, and in Moscow, Russia.
The Center For Inquiry - West - Los Angeles, California.
The Center For
Inquiry-Metro NY - New York City
is a network of local humanist groups across the U.S.
The Council helps in the formation of new local groups and gives
practical support for existing groups.
Freethought Alliance (CFA) is an umbrella organization uniting
freethought groups on campuses across the nation. CFA is dedicated to
the promotion and enhancement of freethought, skepticism, secularism,
non-theism and humanism, and to the national consolidation of campus
resources for that end.
International Secretariat For Growth And
Development assists in the formation and development of humanist groups
and projects around the world.
- The Institute runs adult education
courses around the country. The Institute provides a three-year
certificate program in humanist studies.
The Scientific Examination Of Religion (CSER) examines the claims of
Eastern and Western religions and of well-established and newer sects
and denominations in the light of scientific inquiry. The committee is
interdisciplinary, including specialists in biblical scholarship,
archaeology, linguistics, anthropology, the social sciences, and
philosophy who represent differing secular and religious traditions.
Productions produces radio and television programs including
Perspective," presenting skeptical and secular humanist viewpoints
on a variety of topics.
Academy Of Humanism - The Academy recognizes distinguished humanists
and advances humanistic ideals and beliefs. Limited to 70 members,
past and present Academy members include five Nobel Laureates plus such
distinguished champions of reason and humanity as Carl Sagan, Andrei
Sakharov, Isaac Asimov, Betty Friedan, Karl Popper, Steve Allen, and
Stephen Jay Gould.
Humanist Philosophers gathers some of the best minds in the world to
critique religious ideas and doctrines and to examine issues in
naturalism and humanistic ethics. The Society publishes a biannual
spreads the secular humanist message in the black
community, and promotes reason and understanding as paths to betterment
for African Americans. As well as publishing its own newsletter, AAH
presents the humanist viewpoint to African American media.
Ingersoll Memorial Committee dedicated to preserving the memory of
Robert Green Ingersoll and to educating the public concerning the works
of this 19th Century orator.
Memorial Committee keeps alive James Madison's commitment to the
First Amendment and to liberty of thought and conscience.
Network - The Network gives advice and practical resources for
non-religious parents and families. It sponsors educational courses,
summer camps, and conferences, and publishes a quarterly newsletter.
Organizations For Sobriety (SOS) provides a secular alternative to
Alcoholics Anonymous and other "Twelve Step" Groups for substance
abusers. It has supported over 1,000 local support groups throughout
the world. SOS also publishes a newsletter and organizes conferences.
Secular Humanists of
Long Island Secular
Celebrating Reason, Compassion and Humanity
P.O. Box 119, Greenlawn, NY 11740
516 742 1662 Fax 516 742 4618 Email:
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Free Inquiry magazine
Friends of the Center
E-Bulletin is published by the Center for
Inquiry-Metro NY. Copyright 2003. All rights reserved.
Friend of the Center.
The WTA is an international nonprofit membership organization working to promote discussion of the possibilities for overcoming limitations of the human body and for radical improvement of human capacities using genetic, cybernetic and nano technologies. For more information see:
or contact: Dr. James Hughes, c/o World Transhumanist Association, PO Box 128, Willington CT 06279,
Equal Time for
Freethought (ETFF) is a forum to explore and represent the
secular, non-religious life-stance, based on reason, science, and secular
ethics--bringing you news, views, issues and culture from the freethinking
perspective. It airs on Sunday evenings at 6:30pm on WBAI-NY - 99.5FM, and
features Sara Kaye with Patrick Colucci, Josh Karpf, and Barry Seidman.
Visit ETFF's website and listen to past programs!