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Humanist Elementary School… in western Uganda?  YES!

Posted: Sat, September 20, 2014 | By: Kasese


by Hank Pellissier

Last night online I stumbled upon an institution that shocked me, pleased me, gave me delirious hope for the future. In western Uganda, near Ruwenzori National Park (the “Mountains of the Moon”) - just 22 miles from the Congo border - there’s a recently established ”humanist”… Continue Reading

What a Concept: Alleviating Poverty by Giving Money to the Poor

Posted: Sat, September 20, 2014 | By:


by Douglas Cruickshank

After I’d been living in rural Africa for a few months, I remarked to an American friend, “Based on careful analysis, I’ve discovered why people here are so poor: They don’t have any money.”

Poor people don’t have money. When they get money they become… Continue Reading

Mangyan Photographs by Jacob Maentz

Posted: Thu, September 18, 2014 | By: Philippines


Jacob Maentz (b. 1979) is a freelance travel, culture and documentary photographer based in Cebu, Philippines. His passion lies in creating images that communicate a strong sense of place and cultural awareness in unique, challenging situations. His photographs often reflect his background in conservation and explore issues related to the… Continue Reading

MTA Joins Multiple Organizations to Help Uganda AIDS Orphans - crowdfunding to build a chicken farm

Posted: Wed, September 17, 2014 | By: H+


The Mormon Transhumanist Association is collaborating with multiple religious, transhumanist, and humanitarian organizations to feed, educate and make self-sufficient twenty children at a “boarding school” (orphanage) in Jinja, the second-largest city in Uganda. The school is called “COISER” (Community Intiative for Self Reliance.) Uganda has a population of 2.5 million… Continue Reading

Human Rights and a Code of Responsibility

Posted: Fri, August 29, 2014 | By: Humanism


by Alex McGilvery

We have become so dependent on the concept of ‘human rights’ that we have become morally lazy. I propose that we need to start thinking more in terms of ‘human responsibility’.

A man and a woman have an argument.

“I… Continue Reading

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