This month (July 12) is “Malala Day”, which honors Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani activist who survived an assassination attempt and nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.
Also this month, we are a couple of important anniversaries in the Transcendentalist movement. The Transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau was born this month (July 12) in 1817. Another Transcendentalist, Ralph Waldo Emerson, gave his “Divinity School Address” the same month (July 15) in 1838. The address is regarded by some as the beginning of the Transcendentalist movement, which represented an individualist challenge to traditional religion.
In honor of the Transcendentalists and Malala, our themes for the month of July will be individualism and religious tradition. We’ll also be looking for articles on gender issues.
Send your submissions to humanisticpaganism [at] gmail [dot] com.