Humanist Perspectives: issue 201, Summer 2017

Issue 201, Summer 2017

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Humanist Perspectives is a refreshing, rational analysis of modern events and culture and is available at select magazine stores or by online subscription.

Editorial

Tiny Bubbles by Richard Young
What happens when each of us is certain we are blessed with all of the correct views about everything, and anyone who disagrees is reflexively dismissed as a right-wing radical or a racist or a communist stooge or a white supremacist or a useful idiot or an Islamophobe?

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Features

Workplace Mobbing by Cindy Hunter
Cindy Hunter discusses the phenomenon of bullying in the workplace.

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Roman Catholic School Board Settles... from Civil Rights in Public Education
One might think that it a school system that talks about its "values" at every opportunity would not have such a difficult time obeying the law, but...

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The Screwtape Sutras by Ben Freeland
An atheist-Buddhist takes a closer look at C.S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters.

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Racism: Real and Imagined by David Rand
David Rand, president of Montreal's Atheist Freethinkers, asks some hard questions about race, religion, bigotry and prejudice.

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Dark Side to Multiculturalism? by Pat Duffy Hutcheon
The late Pat Duffy Hutcheon's views on multiculturalism are just as relevant today as they were almost a quarter century ago when they were first written.

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June 22, 2017 : The First Legal Humanist Wedding Ceremony in Northern Ireland! by Richy Thompson
On June 22, 2017, Northern Ireland had its first Humanist wedding ceremony. A high-five from across the pond!

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A Logical Analysis of Petitionary Prayer on Behalf of Others by Richard Schoenig
Richard Schoenig seriously considers the efficacy of petitionary prayer on behalf of others.

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You’re never too old to be an activist! by Sophie Schulman
Andy Mulcahy, long time humanist activist in Victoria, BC, turned 95 in August.

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Dan A. Morrison, Humanist, Rationalist, Idealist, 1936-2017 by Madeline Weld
We lost a humanist stalwart this year. Dan was a big part of this magazine for 30+ years.

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An Enduring Mystery by John K. Nixon
John K. Nixon described the fate of Trans Canada Airlines Flight No. 3.

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Book reviews

Review of Eli Friedman’s “Insurgency Trap : Labour Politics in Postsocialist China” by Glen Harper
Our wages are so low, let’s stop working,” said a worker at an auto factory in China as he shut down his machine and walked around the shop floor calling out to his fellow workers...

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