By Mary McLeod
Chris Stedman, a widely published, award-winning young gay humanist writer and advocate, is an important ally to Humanists of Minnesota now that he has returned to the Twin Cities. He is working to build a Humanist Center of Minnesota and conducting a study on ”nones,” or people with no religious affiliation.
By Mick Anderson
Manic depression is searching my soul I know what I want, But I just don't know How to go about getting it ...Manic depression is a frustrating mess “Manic Depression,” Jimi Hendrix, 1967
By Sarah Kruger Hilger
Sarah Kruger Hilger interviewed Humanists of Minnesota members for a graduate-school study she is conducting on non-religious leaders. She is exploring how such individuals establish credibility when many Americans equate morality with religion.
By Paul Heffron
The Robert G. Ingersoll Birthplace Museum will celebrate its Silver Anniversary in August, prompting Paul Heffron, our chapter historian, to offer these reflections.
Although I completed a PhD program in American studies at the University of Minnesota, I don't recall being made aware of Robert Ingersoll, one of the most prominent political, legal, and cultural figures of 19th-century America.
By Paul Heffron
Have you ever wondered how Humanists of Minnesota got its start? It’s more dramatic than you might think, involving insurance fraud and murder. Paul Heffron, our chapter historian, was in the middle of the action and tells the story here.
By Seth Engman
No god, now what? That's a question many of us humanists have to face whether we are leaving behind individual beliefs or diverging from our communities of family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues.
By George Francis Kane
Toastmasters clubs, which are devoted to public speaking and leadership, can be found all around the globe. But the Twin Cities hosts a club with an unusual mission--to offer humanists, secularists, atheists, or other freethinkers a supportive environment to discourse on subjects that interest them.
By Mary McLeod and George Kane
Humanists of Minnesota members Jerry Smith and Mark Thoson started D-Cubed, a monthly discussion group, three years ago. Mary McLeod and George Kane, who attend the sessions regularly, offer a look behind the scenes.