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Humanism in a Non-Humanist World, ed. by Monica R. Miller

On September 8, 2017, Palgrave Macmillan is releasing Humanism in a Non-Humanist World, edited by Monica R. Miller, and part of its Studies in Humanism and Atheism series. Humanism in a Non-Humanist World is filled with a wide-ranging set of humanist, atheist, and freethinker voices. If you're interested in identity and/or humanism, pick up a copy or ask your institution/library to purchase a copy. The essays are fun, informative, and accessible. I was humbled that Miller asked me to contribute not one, but two chapters to the volume.

Available on  Amazon  for pre-order now. Send the link along to every humanist you know!

Available on Amazon for pre-order now. Send the link along to every humanist you know!

My first contribution, co-authored with Elonda Clay, is "Secular Voices of Color - Digital Storytelling." Here we look at Sincere Kirabo's powerful "Secular Voices of Color" project. Here's an example from Kirabo's project, featuring well-known humanist scholar Anthony B. Pinn:

The second contribution is "Rudy's Paradox: The ALIENation of Race and Its Non-Humans," where I ask if humanists might be willing to learn from "alien" voices of unlikely sorts. Here's a video from Rudy of Germany, the Tall White Alien. Believe it or not, humanists can learn a thing or two from Rudy:

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Conversations in Black for Marginalia Review of Books: Anthony B. Pinn

(Originally published for Marginalia Review of Books on February 17, 2015 in our Conversations in Black Series, hosted by me and Dr. Monica R. Miller. Here's a taste, but head on over to MRB for the whole interview.)

Dr. Anthony B. Pinn is currently Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies, and also Founding Director of The Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He is also Director of Research for the Institute for Humanist Studies in Washington, DC. In addition to these titles, while at Rice Prof. Pinn has developed a robust PhD program in African American Religious Studies recognized for its intellectual rigor and emphasis on professionalization.

Spanning a career of nearly 25 years, Pinn has published over thirty books, which have impacted a variety of fields and subfields within the academic study of religion and have made him one of the most prolific and influential scholars of religion of his generation. In February of 2014, Prometheus Books released Anthony B. Pinn’s Writing God’s Obituary: How a Good Methodist Became a Better AtheistAs this title notes, Pinn is also a well-known atheist, or non-theist (to use his own preferred moniker). His brand of theology doesn’t require “god” but emphasizes the ordinary as well as the extraordinary dimensions of life, and the cultural ingenuity humans muster in community, in particular the African American community.

Recently, we sat down with Professor Pinn to talk about Writing God’s Obituary (WGO).

Pinn can also be found on Twitter @anthony_pinn

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