secularism

TAO – A Café Humaniste

By Javan Poblador / August 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

Throughout history, religion has shaped people’s culture, society, and a sense of morality. But what role does it play in the progressive modern world? In a secular state? Can one be a good person without “faith”? Both non-religious and religious participants coming from different schools, civil society and organizations were able to explore these questions […]

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Asian Humanism Conference 2019

By Javan Poblador / July 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

Attending the Asian Humanism Conference (AHC) 2019 in Singapore of this month was my first ever formal experience in the world of humanism. I cannot help myself feeling immense pleasure to represent Humanist Alliance International Philippines (HAPI) and to be a part as a delegate in this event.    So what is the Asian Humanism […]

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What Am I Proud of: Quarter-life musings and Pride March

By Alvin John Ballares / July 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

June 29, 2019, Marikina City   What are you proud of? The question I have been asking myself lately, maybe this moment in life most people call ‘quarter life crisis’ has kicked in, or that Nietzschean brand of obscurity slides in. Add to that is the amount of time I spend, quite a lot, on […]

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HAPI PRIDE 2019

By Dwengster / June 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

June 26, 2019 Bonifacio Global City, Taguig Why are we celebrating pride? A lot of people and even part of LGBTQ+ still don’t understand the reason why do we have the pride celebration. I hope in this simple and short information, these people will have further understanding about pride. This year marks the 50th anniversary […]

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HAPI Jr. 2nd Balangaw Project

By Alvin John Ballares / May 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

Balangaw Project   A successful “The Balangaw Project: Empowering the LGBTQ+ community through Education” was held last April 27, 2019 at Barangay Mandalagan with the partnership of their Sangguniang Kabataan. With the success of the first Balangaw project, the Juniors brought the event to another close and populated barangay. The majority of the participants is […]

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HAPI Shows Filipino Spirit at YHI Asian Humanism Conference

By Alvin John Ballares / January 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN — Young Humanists International (YHI), formerly International Humanist and Ethical Youth Organization (IHEYO) assembled again the most active secular Humanists of Asia on December 29 and 30, 2018 in the port city of Kaohsiung in Taiwan. Hosting this year’s anticipated official YHI gathering was Humanistic Pastafarianism in Taiwan 台灣人文煮意麵團 (HPT) founded by YHI […]

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Wider, Broader, Deeper, and Longer: The Banality of Moving the Goal Posts

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen / January 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Andrew Sullivan, prominent and long-time essayist, declared every person has a religion. By implication, this would include atheists, as most see themselves, likely, as a-religious within the referent frame of a-theism. This seems more wrong than right, and also appears to miss the basic nature of religion: handed down answers, or, […]

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Five Amazing Years of Secular Humanism in the Philippines

By Alvin John Ballares / January 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

First of all, happy New Year! This floating pale blue ark we’re on just completed an orbital travel, some 150 million kms. from the surface of the Sun. It’s been a safe 365-day journey humans, we made it! HAPI is five years now, who would have thought that a secular humanism would even have its […]

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Ang Bibliya ang Katibayan na Mayroong Diyos

By Dennis Pulido / October 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

“Sapagka’t ang Dios ay hindi Dios ng kaguluhan, kundi ng kapayapaan. Gaya sa lahat ng mga iglesia ng mga banal” “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.” 1 Corinthians 14:33 —————– Marami sa ating gumagamit ng mga Bible verse para magpahayag ng mga makabibliyang […]

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God as the Designer – The Watchmaker

By Dennis Pulido / October 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

“Sapagka’t ang mga bagay niyang hindi nakikita buhat pa nang lalangin ang sanglibutan ay nakikitang maliwanag, sa pagkatanto sa pamamagitan ng mga bagay na ginawa niya, maging ang walang hanggan niyang kapangyarihan at pagka Dios; upang sila’y walang madahilan” “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been […]

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