Category Archives: humanism

Global Extreme Poverty

Recent United Nations’ Report While global poverty rates have been cut by more than half since 2000, one in ten people in developing regions are still living with their families on less than the international poverty line of US$1.90 a … Continue reading

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Conceit of LDS (and Other Christian) Churches

Carolyn at bycommonconsent.com makes the following assertion concerning the basics of Christianity: When I study the Gospel of Jesus Christ, this theme is pervasive.  God calls us to first believe – and then to do the difficult, soul-searching work of … Continue reading

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Joseph Paul Vorst Exhibit at the LDS Church History Museum

The current exhibit at the LDS Church History Museum needs to be supported.  It presents the works of Joseph Paul Vorst (1897-1947): Vorst presented sharecroppers, black laborers and farm families as destitute and downtrodden, but also ennobled by faith and … Continue reading

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Meditation on America’s Southern Border Fence

By Richard Misrach, NG, Sep 2017 How much good does the Mexican border fence do?  People can climb over it, tunnel under it, and–when it abruptly ends–walk around it. Functionally speaking, a border wall attempts to do two things.  One … Continue reading

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Biram Dah Abeid: Mauritania’s Antislavery Crusader

by Aiden McQuade, Director of Anti-Slavery International [1] Biram Dah Abeid was just 8 when he became aware of slavery in his home country of Mauritania [locate in northwestern Africa below Morocco].  He saw a defenseless youth being beaten by … Continue reading

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Responsibility of Membership in the LDS Church

If we agree that our religious leaders–prophets, popes, archbishops, rabbis–are fallible, we must deal with the issue of:  What are our responsibilities when we believe they have erred?  This is a particularly cogent issue when a religion believes in personal … Continue reading

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Melinda Gates: Why Poverty is Sexist

By Melinda Gates, Co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation [1] Women and girls are more likely to be impoverished, less likely to get an education and more likely to suffer bad health. And when they’re born into poverty, … Continue reading

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