A lawyer, after being on the American Humanist Association’s Board of Directors beginning in 2005 he was named that organization’s president in 2009. While with the AHA he has worked on promoting humanism while developing and implementing a legal strategy shifting the thrust of cases of religious discrimination away from the Establishment Clause as the overarching issue to simple equal rights. Mr. Niose has appeared on and in numerous media outlets from the BBC, FOX News, The National Journal, and Humanist magazine, all the while contributing to Psychology Today at his own blog Our Humanity, Naturally. Mr. Niose is the author of the newly published Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans. It is his new book that we asked Mr. Niose to join us to discuss. We talked about the rise of the Religious Right, what is humanism, the difficulty in replacing religion as a social institution, and much more! Listen in!
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