The Humanist
EditorJennifer Bardi
First issueSpring 1941
CompanyAmerican Humanist Association
CountryUnited States
Based inWashington, DC, US

The Humanist is an American bi-monthly magazine published in Washington, DC. It was founded in 1941 by American Humanist Association. It covers topics in science, religion, media, technology, politics and popular culture and provides ethical critique and commentary on them. The magazine was originally published under the name of The New Humanist from 1928 to 1940 by a fellowship of American humanists based at the University of Chicago.[1] The magazine has a small circulation, read principally by the three thousand members of the American Humanist Association.[2][needs update]


  1. ^ Ryan T. Cragun; Lori L. Fazzino; Christel Manning, eds. (November 7, 2017). Organized Secularism in the United States: New Directions in Research. Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. p. 65.
  2. ^ Martin E. Marty; R. Scott Appleby, eds. (January 5, 1997). Fundamentalisms and Society: Reclaiming the Sciences, the Family, and Education. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. p. 459.