58, Number 5
Cover Story: Remembering the Human Face of War
From Patriotism to Peace:
The Humanization of War Memorials
by James R. Bennett
Humans have historically glorified war through monuments,
cemeteries, and the like. However, a recent shift in the kind of
memorials being dedicated offers hope that, despite our continuous
warmaking, our culture is progressing toward tolerance and
Sudan's Tragic Legacy of Civil War
by Anton Foek
Some 1.5 million people have died in Sudan's civil war
since 1983—and the world is just beginning to take notice. An
eyewitness to the devastating effects of the mainly Christian
South's fight for autonomy from the Muslim North reports on his
journey through the war-torn African country.
War and the Independent Filmmaker
by Barbara Trent
Efforts to bring controversial subjects to the large and
small screen have to first beat the financial stranglehold of
Hollywood and various corporate gatekeepers. One Oscar-winning
filmmkaer tells of her nightmarish struggle to uncover the truth
about the United States' invasion of Panama.
Symposium on Humanist Manifesto II
No document has guided the course of humanism in recent
years more notably than Humanist Manifesto II. But has it
outlived its usefulness? The Humanist celebrates the
Manifesto's silver anniversary with an in-depth discussion geared
toward creating a new document for the next millennium.
Beyond Humanist Manifesto II
by Paul Kurtz
How did Humanist Manifesto II come to be? The
person who drafted the 1973 document tells the story behind its
creation, then offers a new vision for the future.
by Khoren Arisian, Mary and Lloyd Morain, Bette Chambers, Henry
Morgentaler, Howard B. Radest, Herbert A. Tonne, Lester Mondale,
Albert Ellis, James W. Prescott, and Thomas Ferrick
Eleven original signers share their thoughts about the
relevance of Humanist Manifesto II, whether a third
manifesto is needed, and what such a document might contain.