Author’s note: This reflection was modified from a conversation with a friend who had experienced unwanted sexual advances. She was brave, stood against those advances, and made the world a bit better by fighting against the society that enables bad male behavior. Every human deserves to be respected simply by virtue of being a human […]
(White) Friends, family, neighbors, and fellow citizens, I’ve seen your posts and heard your arguments speaking against the riots and destruction, against those who disrespect the flag and the country, and against the ideas of “socialism” and wealth redistribution. As someone who has been fortunate enough to have had access to (tax payer funded military) […]
This page offers a number of resources to help newcomers to the discussion on racism begin to learn about and reflect on the variety of related issues. This list is not all encompassing, but something to get you started. As a humanist, it’s your responsibility to better understand the world you are a part of […]
Editor’s note: I’m a man who benefits from white privilege. In the wake of the killings of Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd, my wife broke into tears as she struggled to comprehend the enormity of the problem and her perceived powerlessness to affect it. The key piece that affected her most profoundly was that the […]
As I watch the SpaceX launch and contrast it with the deaths of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, I am reminded of a quote in a story about the 1968 Kerner Commission that examined the causes of the 1960’s race riots. “When John F. Kennedy declared that an American would reach the moon by the […]
We’re all stuck on this same planet. There are no teams. There is no us versus them. We are all human. We will survive together or die divided. Think about it this way. The Earth as a Village Instead of 7.5 billion people on the planet, there are only 75 people and they all live […]
I argued last week that happiness makes us more active members of the community. We need to maintain ourselves and take joy in what we do, to be open to other people, build community, and work on problems. Happiness gives us the energy to follow-through and to do what we think needs to be done. […]
My position is that abortion should be cheap, completely legal, widely accessible, and an absolute last resort. Legal abortion should be supported by policies providing adequate sexual education, pregnancy prevention, and easier adoption. Furthermore, interests on all sides of the debate should examine where we can work to reduce the need for abortion in the first place.
Every organization must have a focus and Being Human Church (BHC) is no exception. We can’t focus on everything; we can’t even be aware of everything. So there is a list of stuff we are unaware of (unknown length), a list of stuff we are aware of (pretty long), and a list of stuff we’re […]
Everyone in Humanity can connect to infinite meaning by sharing value with the rest of Humanity.