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Extending the hand of friendship and the voice of reason.
Extending the hand of friendship and the voice of reason.

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The IHEU highlighted the surge over the past year in ‘hate campaigns’ and incitement to violence against those with no religion coming from vigilante actors and political leaders themselves – including heads of state.

http://iheu.org/at-un-iheu-raises-issue-of-hate-campaigns-against-those-with-no-religion/

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A prominent American blogger of Bangladeshi origin has been hacked to death with machetes by unidentified assailants in Dhaka, after he allegedly received threats from Islamists.

Hundreds of protesters rallied in Dhaka to denounce the murder, chanting slogans including “we want justice” and “raise your voice against militants”.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/27/american-atheist-blogger-hacked-to-death-in-bangladesh

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According to Jeremy England, the origin and subsequent evolution of life follow from the fundamental laws of nature and should be as unsurprising as rocks rolling downhill.

http://www.salon.com/2015/01/03/god_is_on_the_ropes_the_brilliant_new_science_that_has_creationists_and_the_christian_right_terrified/

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OMAHA's Secular Cinema series continues tomorrow, Sunday, February 8th at 3:00pm in the Embassy Park Apartments Clubhouse with Part 2 of the 4-part American Freethought series.
American Freethought is the most comprehensive and expensive film series ever made about the Golden Age of the freethought movement in America. Throughout the history of America, freethinkers fought for free speech, women's rights, separation of church and state, and above all - liberty!

The event is free and light refreshments will be available. Hope to see you there.

For more details, and to RSVP please visit OMAHA's meetup site:
http://www.meetup.com/omaha-humanists
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Check out the Center for Inquiry's new Safe and Secular website, and score a couple of "Vaccinate" bumper stickers. You know you want one!

http://safeandsecular.org/

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams is among 28 religious leaders in England who have written to Schools Minister Nick Gibb arguing for the study of humanism to be included in religious studies.

http://www.bbc.com/news/education-31146799

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Britain’s UKIP party came out in support of passing legislation that would ban religious slaughter.  Why is this still a thing?

http://www.timesofisrael.com/british-party-supports-religious-slaughter-ban/

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"The UN Human Rights Council says it is likely that the issue of insulting religions will be raised at the council's upcoming sessions in March, at the request of Saudi Arabia."

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31047401

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Just as extremists use God to justify terror, theist states use religion and religious law as a tool to silence political opponents, writes Michigan State political science professor Ani Sarkissian. 

https://richarddawkins.net/2015/01/why-some-states-use-religion-to-justify-violence/

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"The pope has also made a series of missteps in the past few weeks that left many scratching their heads."

http://thehumanist.com/commentary/pope-francis-two-steps-forward-one-step-back
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