In this blog, former HA: Ghana Ghana volunteer Christian Hayden shares his thoughts on the Year of Return. The “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” is a major campaign inviting the worldwide African Diaspora to return to Ghana.  The year chosen commemorates 400 years since the first enslaved African arrived in Jamestown, Virginia. A few historians…

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There is a cautionary tale that frequently surfaces in discussions about international aid. Women from a particular village walk miles to the river to do laundry despite the donation of a laundry trough circling the village’s water tank. The organization that donated the washing station failed to realize that laundry time serves another function: women-only…

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Are you ready to deepen your humanism through international service? The Humanist Action: Ghana (HA: Ghana) is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 volunteering commitment. 2019-2020 volunteers will be the first HA: Ghana group to support grassroots human rights organizations working in the Central Region as well as keep supporting our partner organizations in the Northern Region…

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At the end of 2014, I wrote the article below for American Atheist magazine. It was the fifth piece in a series about Pathfinders Project, the year-long global service and research trip intended as the first step toward the Humanist Action: Ghana. I submitted the first four articles to the magazine from the field as…

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On January 21, 2017, millions of women and men marched across the United States and the world in an inspiring act of solidarity. In the words of the march organizers on their Facebook page, "In the spirit of democracy and in honor of the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we…

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