The "Humanist Hall of Fame" is edited by Timothy S. Binga, Chief Librarian of the Center for Inquiry Libraries, which includes the world's largest collection of freethought and humanist literature. Commenting on the new Hall of Fame, Binga said, "Some of the greatest philosophers, artists, scientists, and social reformers in history did not believe in god or the supernatural. They believed this was the only life we had, and that we all have a responsibility to make the best of it for ourselves and for future generations. These freethinkers challenged tradition and went beyond orthodox beliefs to expand human understanding and improve society. The "Humanist Hall of Fame" honors these great pioneers and explain the principles that motivated their lives and works."
Binga is seeking nominations for outstanding humanists, agnostics, atheists and freethinkers, to be featured in coming months. Both historic and contemporary figures will be considered. Nominations for candidates, with an explanation of why they should be honored, should be sent to Binga at: email@example.com.
February's Humanist of the Month - Robert Green Ingersoll
March's Humanist of the Month - Giordano Bruno
April's Humanist of the Month - Matilda Joslyn Gage
May's Humanist of the Month - Voltaire
June's Humanist of the Month - Thomas Paine
July's Humanist of the Month - David Hume
August's Humanist of the Month - Frances Wright