"What should we think about death?" Narrated by Stephen Fry - That’s Humanism!

A short Humanist animation about death, afterlife, and living in the here and now.

via British Humanists.


The End of Equality

Bea Campbell gives a talk on her new book The End of Equality at a Taking Soundings event in Leeds March 2014.

Duration: 01:42:59

via Dan Clayton.


"How do we know what is true?" Narrated by Stephen Fry - That’s Humanism!

A short Humanist animation about how we learn what’s true through the use of evidence and science.

Written & produced by the British Humanist Association in conjunction with SkeptiSketch, and narrated by Stephen Fry.
Contributing artists: Mel Tubbs (Stephen Fry likeness), Alex Gregory (Cavemen), Dawn Darko - Dragoart (God, Demon)
Thank you to Alom Shaha, Amy Macmillan, Craig Duncan, Andrew Copson, and Sara Passmore
That’s Humanism logo design by Nick Cousins www.nickcousins.co.uk

http://www.humanism.org.uk | http://www.skeptisketch.com

via British Humanists.

"How can I be happy?" Narrated by Stephen Fry - That’s Humanism!

A short Humanist video exploring what makes people happy.

Written & produced by the British Humanist Association in conjunction with SkeptiSketch, and narrated by Stephen Fry.
Contributing artist: Roberto Gomez - EvolutionBiologia.
Thank you to Alom Shaha, Craig Duncan, Andrew Copson, and Sara Passmore
That’s Humanism logo design by Nick Cousins www.nickcousins.co.uk

http://www.humanism.org.uk | http://www.skeptisketch.com

via British Humanists.

Envisioning the Future of Ethical Culture

Elizabeth Collier, an AEU fellow, discusses ways to continue the relevance of the NY Society for Ethical Culture to the community, the movement and the world.

Duration: 40:55

via NYS Ethical Culture.


Filipino Freethinkers Podcast 32: Flesh-Eating Disease in the Philippines?

We talk about the story propagated by ABS-CBN’s Bandila program regarding a supposed mysterious flesh-eating disease engulfing Pangasinan.

via Filipino Freethinkers.


Church: Feminism, Disability & Veganism w/ Sarah Moglia!

Today’s Church with Sarah Moglia! ALL THE CONTROVERSY!

Follow and find her at:
https://twitter.com/Mowgli3/

Discussion Topics:
Transgender Priest fired: http://www.arkansasmatters.com/story/d/story/transgender-priest-dismissed-from-pine-bluff-churc/18602/04Gugk5WKUuWbrq2B0ffGg
Punishing Survivors:
http://feministing.com/2014/02/27/punishing-survivors-wont-stop-sexual-violence/
Disability Blog on Skepchick - Writers Needed:
http://skepchick.org/2014/02/disabled-write-for-us/

Duration: 01:02:06

via Healthy Addict.


James Randi — Conversations for a Cause

Conversations for a Cause returns with an interview with The Amazing Randi. We ask him about The Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge and his experiences in testing fantastic claims by people who call themselves psychic.

Duration: 32:54

via Filipino Freethinkers.


Filipino Freethinkers Podcast 31: Cybercrime!

This week, we talk with Marnie Tonson, one of the petitioners against the Cybercrime Law that was recently upheld in parts by the Supreme Court. We talk about some of the common misconceptions about the law.

via Filipino Freethinkers.


Secular Start Up: Utilizing Facebook

Sometimes groups don’t use Facebook (and other social media) to MAXIMUM EFFECTIVENESS so here’s a few tips on how to do that.

via Secular Start Up with Gordon & Kelley.


Secular Start Up: Holidays

So your group probably celebrated Darwin Day - but did you know there’s a WHOLE LIST of holidays for your group to celebrate?! We can tell you more! :D

via Secular Start Up with Gordon & Kelley.


Skeptics Open Up: Polyamory in the Skeptical Community

People who practice polyamory and other styles of open relationships comprise a group that is rapidly growing in numbers and visibility. What IS polyamory, anyway? Don’t we get jealous? How do we manage our schedules? Why is such a large proportion of skeptics and atheists practicing polyamory, and what issues does the community face as it moves forward?

Miri Mogilevsky, Heina Dadabhoy, Sasha Pixlee, Jesse Menard, Ania Bula, Alexander Gonzalez, Benny

Duration: 01:59:05

via Miri Mogilevsky.


Filipino Freethinkers Podcast 30: GMA-Bishop Anti-RH Alliance in Supreme Court

This week, we talk about suspicious links between former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the Catholic Church hierarchy, and certain Supreme Court Justices, regarding the RH Law now facing the highest court in the land.

via Filipino Freethinkers.


Effective Use of Social Media with Conferences

We all know by now that we should be promoting our conferences on social media, but what do we do? We’ll talk about considerations, best practices, and wild ideas before, during, and after a conference.

Duration: 52:36

via Stephanie Zvan.


Sexual Harassment Law and You

In the past year anti-harassment policies have become more common at conventions as communities have begun to discuss how harassment can deter guests and ruin the convention experience. But how do these privately adopted policies mesh with America’s public anti-harassment laws? Ken White, attorney and legal blogger, will outline how American anti-harassment laws work, how convention policies supplement them, and how best practices can make them more effective.

Some resources Ken has provided:

A really excellent resource on the history of anti-harassment policies in the skeptic, author, sci-fi and fantasy, and open-source communities: http://adainitiative.org/2013/08/conference-anti-harassment-campaigns-do-work-three-existence-proofs-from-sff-atheismskepticism-and-open-source/

Equal Employment Opportunity Harassment Resources:http://www1.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/

Ken’s post with resources, and with links to posts in which he’s discussed why talking about harassment causes such disproportionate anger and more harassment. http://www.popehat.com/2014/02/01/todays-talk-on-convention-anti-harassment-policies-at-ftbcon/

Duration: 54:00

via Miri Mogilevsky.