First Ghanaian elected to International Humanist Organisation

Graham Knight:

Great news for Ghana, and for the international humanist community! Well done to Ros!

Originally posted on Humanist Association of Ghana:

Press Release

First Ghanaian elected to International Humanist Organisation

Accra, Ghana 21 Aug 2014  

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Roslyn Mould from Accra, is the first Ghanaian to be elected to the International Humanist and Ethical Youth Organisation (IHEYO). Despite a record number of nominations this year, Ms Mould now holds the position of Secretary of the African Working Group, whose President is Ugandan Kato Mukasa.  

Ms Mould stated,

“It’s a great pleasure to be elected for this position and I am grateful to the Humanist Association of Ghana and international humanists for their unflinching support. I am excited to use this opportunity to promote human  rights, the philosophy of humanism and to represent freethinking Africans positively.”

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Segment 16 – Atheist Choral Music

Graham Knight:

Was excited to hear Kenley Kristofferson’s humanist choral music on YouTube and he directed me to this blog post. Now the challenge is on to develop a new choral tradition.

Originally posted on RAD RELIGION:

“We are One” may look like a Buddhist idea, but it’s also proudly proclaimed by an atheist classical composer named Kenley Kristofferson. Hear us chat about him and atheist choral music more generally:

The two tracks were ‘Cosmos‘ (Movement 3) and ‘We Are Stars‘. [We also played Steve Martin's hilarious track 'Atheists Don't Have No Songs' before we began.]

So all this began in recent years, with atheists gathering on online forums and finding that a large number of them enjoyed listening and singing choral music. But as the Melbourne Atheists have said, “If you want to sing in a choir, but don’t like religious songs, what choice do you have? Not much.” Some choral atheists would even join church choirs, just looking for opportunities to sing, belting out Handel’s Messiah without believing a word of it. For many this involved a…

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