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What Can Historic Sites Tell Us about the Movement for Women’s Suffrage in New York State?
Volume 40, No. 5
August / September 2020

New York, then the nation’s most populous state, generated reform movements in the nineteenth century that swept across the country like whirlwinds, changing the face of America. Among them was the women’s rights movement. We all know the names of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Matilda Joslyn Gage, and Carrie Chapman Catt. The first …

God and Woman Suffrage: In the Beginning
Volume 40, No. 5
August / September 2020

I have relied on the published proceedings of the Third National Woman’s Rights Convention in Syracuse, New York, 1852, available at https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011539064, and have chosen for consistency to use “woman’s rights” and “woman suffrage,” as the suffragists of this time did. Nineteenth-century quotes are transcribed with their original spelling and punctuation. All Bible quotes are …

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Introduction
Volume 32, No. 5
August / September 2012

Every two months, subscribers to Free Inquiry magazine enjoy reading a new issue filled with enlightening articles about secular humanism and related topics. As the director of outreach for the Council for Secular Humanism’s supporting organization, the Center for Inquiry, I am fortunate to encounter people every day who are living the values of secular …


Sparking a Fire in the Humanist Heart
Volume 32, No. 5
August / September 2012

In 1877 at the age of twenty-six, Felix Adler founded the Ethical Culture Society, a humanistic congregational social movement dedicated to ethical practice. His founding address spoke of the need for communities dedicated to moral action and ethical improvement—congregations that, without reference to God, would work together to solve the social ills of the late …


Secular Service in Michigan
Volume 32, No. 5
August / September 2012

Who cares? We do! “The happiest people I have known have been those who gave themselves no concern about their own souls, but did their uttermost to mitigate the miseries of others.” These words, spoken by social activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton around the turn of the twentieth century, still ring true today. It is exactly …


Introduction
Volume 32, No. 5
August / September 2012

Every two months, subscribers to Free Inquiry magazine enjoy reading a new issue filled with enlightening articles about secular humanism and related topics. As the director of outreach for the Council for Secular Humanism’s supporting organization, the Center for Inquiry, I am fortunate to encounter people every day who are living the values of secular …


Sparking a Fire in the Humanist Heart
Volume 32, No. 5
August / September 2012

In 1877 at the age of twenty-six, Felix Adler founded the Ethical Culture Society, a humanistic congregational social movement dedicated to ethical practice. His founding address spoke of the need for communities dedicated to moral action and ethical improvement—congregations that, without reference to God, would work together to solve the social ills of the late …