The Humanist Resource Connection is dedicated to organizing resources that foster the understanding, discussion, advocacy and application of the principles of secular Humanism.
This is but the germ of an idea and the beginning of a process. Secular content online is scattered across countless websites, some prominent in Google rankings, most others definitely not. The goal of the Humanist Resource Connection is to aggregate those sources and serve as a starting point for anyone interested in Secular Humanism and its sister philosophies Atheism, Freethinking and Skepticism. HRC seeks neither to replace these sources nor to misappropriate their content. On the contrary, HRC seeks to help direct people to these sources and their wealth of information and commentary.
HRC is divided into sections:
Topics: An assortment of resources on issues including grief, climate science, evolution, education and women's rights.
The Blogroll: An aggregation of blogs from throughout the Web.
Podcasts: Links to episodes from secular podcasters.
In the News: Articles of interest to the secular community.
Tweets: A partial directory of secular tweeters and their latest comments.
Videos: A collection of Youtube videos.
Books: A growing library of works of interest to a thinking audience.
People: Profiles of notable Humanists (many more to come, of course).
How this site is maintained
I start this site as a labor of love and have seeded it with a health dose of content. I strongly encourage visitors to submit content for inclusion. As the site develops, I'd like to see volunteers help develop these sections (and new sections). Interested? Contact me.
Who am I?
I am a former journalist and one-time newspaper executive who now runs his own Internet development business and lives in the Bible belt with his wife and two mischievous felines. I am a member of the American Humanist Association and participate with Foundation Beyond Belief. I believe Humanism should revolve around service, and this site is one way I can contribute. I also volunteer my skills to any Humanist group that wants them (as availability allows). If I can help your group, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Help support HRC
If you think HRC is a good idea, there are several ways you can help support the project:
- If you have a blog or website, help spread the word by linking to HRC. A link within a post or tweet would be greatly appreciated, but you can also put one of these buttons on your site.
- Submit content. If you've found a blogger, tweeter, podcast or even individual pieces of content that you think might be of interest to this community, share it! Here's the content suggestion form.
- Money. I don't make any money off this site, nor do I intend to. The only expense is Web hosting services. If you want to help defray the costing of hosting for this site, you may do so here. I'll nominate you for secular sainthood. HRC is not (not yet, at least) a non-profit, so your donation is not tax-deductable.
Recent HRC Blog Posts
- What Humanists Need to Know No. 5 - May 5, 2012 Week in Review
- What Humanists Need to Know No. 4 - April 28, 2012 Week in Review
- What Humanists Need to Know No. 3 - April 21, 2012 Week in Review
- Week in Review No. 2 - April 14, 2012
- Transcript of debate between Richard Dawkins and Cardinal George Pell
- Week in Review - April 7, 2012
- A Little Background on Easter
- Transcript of Congressman Pete Stark's speech at Reason Rally 2012
- Transcript of Jessica Ahlquist's speech at Reason Rally 2012
- Transcript of Richard Dawkins' speech from Reason Rally 2012