期刊简介(About the journal)
投稿须知(Instructions to Authors)
About the journal
"Like most persons of this persuasion, I regard myself as a Religious Humanist not because of having been converted to a creed; a faith; not because of my having signed a membership card in a crusading fraternity of believers. The term Religious Humanism is more descriptive of a state of mind, of an attitude with respect to philosophy, religion, ethics, than it is a label for another 'ism.'"
?Lester Mondale (from Religious Humanism: A Testimonial)
"I have been enthusiastic about our Religious-Humanist Fellowship because it presages an enlargement of humanism, a creatively different emphasis in humanism...life's dimensions and puzzles, for their happy resolution, demand rationality, but not bellicosity, required is an imaginative psychology as well as an analytical logic, an inward look as well as an extraversion...to hold eternity in an hour and to see the world in a grain of sand are valid human endeavors...it is an honest and valid emotional appeal to still undefined values of tomorrow as they stand in tension with the values which have egregiously failed our today. For motivational insight maybe we need a Prometheus. Or in remembering another mythmaker, maybe we need to see things as a little child."
?Robert Hoagland (from A New Dimension of Humanism)
"Humanism is a celebration and a promise; it celebrates the integrity of human reason, responsibility and compassion, and it promises a satisfying lifestyle that can be counted on. No more deprecation of the human condition; rather, an opportunity to remain true to ourselves by having both feet in this world and responding to the challenges of existence with excitement and pragmatic service to others. Humanism is religion come of age; at long last we humans can live dignified lives, finite creatures though we may be. At long last, men, women and children can find ultimate fulfillment through bringing out the best in humanity for the sake of humanity."
"...YES: Humanism can be religious; indeed, the most meaningful and liveable kind of humanism is itself a religious way of understanding and living life. It offers a view of [people] and [their] place in the universe that is a religious philosophy...overarching and undergirding it all, there can be a haunting sense of wonder which never leaves one for whom life itself is a mystery and miracle. Where did we come from, why are we here, where are we going with all the effort, frustration, the grief, the joy? To be caught up in this sense of wider relatedness, to sense our being connected in live ways with all the world and everyone in it, is the heart dimension of religion, whatever its name."
?Peter Samson (from Can Humanism Be Religious?)
Instructions to Authors
- Because you demand provocative new tools to explain and question your life vision.
- Because you want to support and preserve a pluralistic, naturalistic humanism that seeks truth unfettered by creed, authority, or source.
- Because you want to protect and defend freedom of thought.
- Because you need cutting edge religious ideas for your sermons (as a minister), research (as an academic), or your own religious journey (as a serious layperson).
- Because you seek the best that reason, science, and inner experience can offer us in living our lives.
Membership has its rewards!
As a member of the HUUmanists, you have come to know the quality of our journal, religious humanism. It is a unique publication as the only journal in the USA primarily devoted to religious humanism. You have enjoyed its excellent articles, pertinent book reviews, invigorating art notes, and discursive essays by and for a wide spectrum of humanists. Its semi-annual format has been well received, allowing it to provide a more perceptive and stimulating forum for the ideas and beliefs of humanists throughout the world for people like you!
In addition, only members receive our occasional newsletter, HUUmanists News, which is becoming a major source of growth for the future, allowing our staff to keep you up to date with month-by-month developments of the HUUmanists. Our newsletter includes interesting short articles as well as regular reports from the officers of HUUmanists and important information about our meetings, promotions, elections and events.
A bright future
Over the past year, new writers have brought a fresh perspective to the religious aspects of humanism as we approach the millenium, bringing insight to African American humanism, ecological and scientific issues, and the history and future of humanism in the Unitarian Universalist Association. In the next year we will bring you more thoughtful writing on matters that most affect our society. We will make more and more of our materials available on our popular internet website. A concurrent expansion of our newsletter will include resources for humanist meetings and services as well as other materials.
For more information about Religious Humanism and the HUUmanists, please contact:
David Schafer, President
P.O. Box 185202
Hamden, CT 06518
Phone: (203) 281-6232
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org