Cody Hashman is a Campus and Community Organizer at the Center for Inquiry. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, with a degree in Psychology, where he was the co-founder and president of the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers.
We are pleased to announce this week's Affiliate Group of the Week, the Secular Student Alliance at the University of California, Santa Cruz. This group has hosted past Point of Inquiry host, Indre Viskontas, CFI board chair, Eddie Tabash, and will soon host Julia Galef. The current president, Rob Carmen, answered a few questions for us.
Syd LeRoy, director of CFI–New York City, recently alerted me to the heresy contained in Jay Z's most recent album Magna Carta... Holy Grail. The 9th track, "Heaven" is particularly critical of religion.
"We lost faith in the arms of love," Ben Howard sings in his 2011 single, "The Wolves." A catchy tune laying out his frustration with suffering and god.
We have had the pleasure of meeting Hassan over the past years at our Student Leadership Conferences and we are now fortunate to hear a little more about his group at Wayne State University.
Andrei Semenov, the current president of the Secular Student and Skeptics Society at the University of Colorado Boulder reflects on the success and impact of the group over the past year.