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Only One Not Cheering

Only One Not Cheering

Anne Klaeysen, Leader of the New York Society for Ethical Culture, recently gave a platform address on the power of poetry to express human values and humanist values.  “Poetry has the power to inspire us and elicit empathy for others. It can turn us inward … Continue reading

Air Force Academy Freethinkers Seek Understanding

Air Force Academy Freethinkers Seek Understanding

The latest gossip from the Air Force Academy is about “censorship of religious commentary” by erasing a whiteboard and “proselytizing for atheism” with an optional information booth. That’s what people hear about, but the Freethinkers Club, which is a recognized cadet … Continue reading

Elsinore City Christian War Shrine Fails Legal Scrutiny

Elsinore City Christian War Shrine Fails Legal Scrutiny

One of the most contentious issues MAAF covers is that of Christian and religious war memorials. MAAF supports religious freedom, religious memorials and grave markers for individuals, and the rights of private citizens on private land to fund and set … Continue reading

Veterans Step in at Secular Kids Camps

Veterans Step in at Secular Kids Camps

Camp Quest is an international network of camps for “children of nontheistic parents”. There is a long tradition of sending kids away during summer for values, socializing, and personal growth (and a bit of time away from home). Camp Quest … Continue reading

Profile: Navy RP Todd Kregel, Atheist Chaplain Assistant

Profile: Navy RP Todd Kregel, Atheist Chaplain Assistant

The MAAF membership includes a number of chaplain assistants. While the chaplaincy has not embraced humanists and other nontheists, we are working among chaplains already, and this is one story. My name is Todd Kregel, and I am an atheist … Continue reading