Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m tired.
This Reason Rally weekend has been utterly packed with an astounding variety of activities, talks, events, and, well, human beings! There was no way to cover it all, but I hope we were able to give you a good sense of … Read More
Rafida Bonya Ahmed is my hero. She narrowly survived a machete attack by Islamists in Dhaka, an attack that claimed the life of her husband Avjit Roy, only to rise up and push even more forcefully for the very ideals that made the couple a target. Delivering the keynote address … Read More
Here’s what I like about Nick Little. He’s CFI’s legal director (his real VP title is longer and fancier), and he has a way of talking about the intricacies of the law that really hits you in the gut. Court decisions, opponent’s legal strategies, troubling new legislation, they are not … Read More
Debbie Goddard is CFI’s VP of Outreach, marking her 10th year with our organization. As someone who has worked for so long to strengthen humanist communities big and small, she had some truly insightful tough love for the wider humanist movement.
The theme of her talk boiled down to humanism’s … Read More
I got to see a little bit of the panel focused on the often-difficult journey out of religion and faith, and even in that little bit I heard a staggeringly vast spectrum of experiences.
Of note to me, we had Maryam Namazie’s recounting of Iranian liberals, involved in the revolution, … Read More
George Hrab moderated a surprisingly insightful conversation at the Reason Rally mini-con “celebrity panel,” using really quite pointed zingers to elicit some deep, personal reflections from the panelists.
Hrab kicked things off by asking the panelists what they think is overrated about themselves, which you have to hope is going … Read More
After what I assume were thousands of very long showers to wash the sweat, dirt, pollen, sunscreen, and exhaustion away, the assembled heathens in Washington rise again this morning for the Reason Rally mini-con. As I type, I am told there’s some jumping up and down and singing with … Read More