Atheist Parenting

There is an interesting discussion over at PhD in Parenting in a post called Approaching Heaven, Mummies and Infinity about raising kids without religion. As happens to me a fair bit, I began to leave a comment that became so long I brought it over here and turned it into a blog post of my own. Thanks to Annie for the nudge. My boys ...

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It’s the 90th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. How Much Do You Know About Women’s Suffrage?

Today is the 90th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, also known as Women’s Equality Day. You probably (hopefully?) know that the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote (okay, theoretically…this was many years before the passage of the Voting Rights Act so in reality we are probably talking about white women who were married to white men who owned ...

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You’ve Heard of Blood Diamonds. How About Conflict Minerals?

Many in the U.S. hadn’t heard of “blood diamonds” until the popular film with Leonardo DiCaprio. The mining and sale of diamonds from Sierra Leone, the Congo and other African countries have long financed and fueled war, slavery and unspeakable violence in parts of Africa. While there is a regulatory system in place that arguably reduces the presence of blood or conflict diamonds in legal commerce streams, what ...

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