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From Darwin to Jihad: The Erosion of Turkey’s Secular Education System
Volume 39, No. 2
February / March 2019

Turkey’s secular education system is under threat. According to a 2018 Washington Post article, an education official called for all school children to be taken to local mosques for morning prayers before lessons. While it may be a seemingly incongruous demand in a country known for its secular constitution, it represents growing confidence on the …


Humanism’s Chasm
Volume 39, No. 2
February / March 2019

Here is one of organized humanism’s most persistent puzzles: In an America where the number who live without religion has snowballed, why hasn’t the membership of national “movement” groups—atheist, agnostic, freethought, and secular humanist—kept pace? I’ve been covering the “Rise of the Nones” since 1990, when Barry Kosmin (now a Center for Inquiry [CFI] board …

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Why Secularism Is Necessary for Women
Volume 35, No. 2
February / March 2015

A world-renowned author and activist explains why women can be free and thrive only in secular societies.

White Lies for Life: Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Los Angeles
Volume 35, No. 2
February / March 2015

Crisis pregnancy centers try to trick women out of having abortions—and more than ever, they’re a big business.

Is One of These Things Not Just Like the Other? Why Abortion Can’t Be Separated from Contraception
Volume 35, No. 2
February / March 2015

Efforts to distance contraception from abortion have created a false dichotomy that ill-serves real women, who may turn to contraception or abortion to regulate their fertility.

Why Secularism Is Necessary for Women
Volume 35, No. 2
February / March 2015

A world-renowned author and activist explains why women can be free and thrive only in secular societies.

White Lies for Life: Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Los Angeles
Volume 35, No. 2
February / March 2015

Crisis pregnancy centers try to trick women out of having abortions—and more than ever, they’re a big business.