The case is being taken on human rights grounds, targeting the discriminatory law that has meant that religious people are able to have legal marriage ceremonies in line with their beliefs, but humanists
have, until now, not been able to do likewise.
McCahill offers a fascinating and informative tour of curial Rome, recalling forgotten deeds and clarifying misunderstood strategies in order to show how popes and humanists
both worked to revive an ancient city, restore cultural life, and strengthen the Roman faith and church.
The Teesside Humanists
are part of the North East Humanists
(NEH), which is the largest Humanist
group outside of London and the largest non-religious charity in the North-east.
and assorted secularists have been emboldened in recent years by the rising popularity of such unapologetic, non-theist writers as Sam Harris, author of "The End of Faith: Religion, Terror and the Future of Reason"; Richard Dawkins, who wrote "The God Delusion"; and Christopher Hitchens, who penned "God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.
Tim LaHaye blames secular humanists
for everything from communism to bad breath," Edward M.
Ssekitooleko Deogratiasi is the founder of the Ugandan Humanists
1941 was the year the American Humanist
Association was founded and the Humanist
magazine was launched under the editorship of Edwin H.
There are likely millions of people like Sue in Canada and other countries who are humanists
but just don't realize it.
Especially interesting for this reader was Busch's article which presents a careful account of the origins of a critical, medieval, lay historiography in the political concern for communal self-definition among urban laymen caught between Empire and Papacy, thus distinguishing a content that pre-humanist
historiography could share from the stylistic issues of literary form and Latinity that particularly characterize humanistic productions.
All of the above doubts about involvement in politics I think are still valid; yet at the same time it is a mistake for humanists
to withdraw entirely from the political arena or to refuse to take a stand, especially when vital social and ethical principles are at stake and if there are political obstacles to cultural reformation.
I had no thoughts of attending any marriage ceremony, let alone acting as the celebrant at a humanist
Professor Manlio Pastore Stocchi, well known for his sensitive writings on, among other topics, Venetian humanism, uses the visit of two English oratores to the lectures on Catullus by Pierio Valeriano in 1522 to explore dimensions of the latter's humanism, especially as it related to Pierio's fascination for Catullus' versification, his links with Venetian intellectual interests generally, and the way in which his later works indicate the maturation of the Italian humanist
paradigm, when the enthusiasms, civic hopes, and innovative spirit of the early humanists
had given way to rhetorical emulation of antique forms and a taste for elegant and systematically erudite practice of Latin poetic composition.