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Fred Edwords

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  • Located in Washington, D.C.
  • Guidance and expertise in SSA publications
  • Input into mutual cooperation between SSA and AHA
  • Contributions to SSA literature and content
  • Participation in the Speaker Series and Debate Circuit

Fred Edwords is National Director of the United Coalition of Reason, an organization that promotes cooperation among local groups in the community of reason and helps raise their public profiles. A former Executive Director of the American Humanist Association (AHA), former editor of The Humanist magazine, and past president of Camp Quest, his experience in the humanist movement is diverse. Fred was named Rationalist of the Year by the American Rationalist Federation in 1984 and received the Humanist Pioneer Award from the AHA in 1986, primarily for his effective countering of creationism through publishing, speaking, and organizing. He has written extensively on a variety of subjects that move and shake the secular community and remains an occasional contributor to the The Humanist as well as other movement publications and blogs. Fred is also on the faculty of the Humanist Institute, is National Director of the International Darwin Day Foundation, and serves on the Broader Social Impacts Committee of the Human Origins Initiative at the Smithsonian Institution. He took part in the First Annual Conference of the Secular Student Alliance with a though-provoking talk on the relevance of humanism to our lives and the world at large.

Mr. Edwords is delighted to speak on the following topics:

  • Humanist Philosophy
  • Humanist Ethics
  • Humanist Living
  • Humanist Sexuality
  • Raising Humanist Children
  • Humanism and the Arts
  • Humanist Holidays
  • Humanist History
  • Promoting Humanism
  • Public Relations and Effective Use of the Media
  • Local Group Management
  • Creation vs. Evolution
  • Biotechnology
  • Human Rights
  • Genocide issues
  • Environmentalism

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