Christian humanism
Christian humanism emphasizes the humanity of Jesus, his social teachings and his propensity to synthesize human spirituality and materialism. It regards humanist principles like universal human digni...
Humanistic Judaism
Humanistic Judaism (Hebrew: יהדות הומניסטית‎ Yahdut Humanistit) is a Jewish movement that offers a nontheistic alternative in contemporary Jewish life. It defines Judaism as the cultural and his...
Christopher Dawson
Christopher Henry Dawson FBA (12 October 1889, Hay Castle – 25 May 1970, Budleigh Salterton) was a British independent scholar, who wrote many books on cultural history and Christendom. Christopher H....
Peretz Centre for Secular Jewish Culture
123°07′4.45″W / 49.2292167°N 123.1179028°W / 49.2292167; -123.1179028The Peretz Centre for Secular Jewish Culture is a centre for secular Jewish culture and humanistic Judaism...
Charles Péguy
Charles Pierre Péguy ([ʃaʁl peɡi]; January 7, 1873 – September 4, 1914) was a noted French poet, essayist, and editor born in Orléans. His two main philosophies were socialism and nationalism, but by ...
Jacques Maritain
Jacques Maritain (18 November 1882 – 28 April 1973) was a French Catholic philosopher. Raised as a Protestant, he became an agnostic before converting to Catholicism in 1906. An author of more th...
Tony Campolo
Anthony "Tony" Campolo (born February 25, 1935) is an American sociologist, pastor, author, public speaker and former spiritual advisor to U.S. President Bill Clinton. Campolo is known as one of the m...
Desiderius Erasmus
Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (/ˌdɛzɪˈdɪəriəs ɪˈræzməs/; 27 October 1466 – 12 July 1536), known as Erasmus of Rotterdam, or simply Erasmus, was a Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social c...
Thomas More
Sir Thomas More (/ˈmɔr/; 7 February 1478 – 6 July 1535), venerated by Roman Catholics as Saint Thomas More, was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman and noted Renais...
Ulrich von Hutten
Ulrich von Hutten (21 April 1488 – 29 August 1523) was a German scholar, poet and reformer. He was an outspoken critic of the Roman Catholic Church and a bridge between the Renaissance humanists and t...
Marsilio Ficino
Marsilio Ficino ([marˈsiljo fiˈtʃino]; Latin name Marsilius Ficinus; 19 October 1433 – 1 October 1499) was an Italian scholar and Catholic priest who was one of the most influential humanist phil...
John Henry Newman
Blessed John Henry Newman CO (21 February 1801 – 11 August 1890), also referred to as Cardinal Newman, was an important figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century. He was know...
Gloria Steinem
Gloria Marie Steinem (born March 25, 1934) is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader and spokeswoman for the feminist movement...
Emmanuel Mounier
Emmanuel Mounier (1 May 1905 Grenoble – 22 March 1950 Châtenay-Malabry) was a French philosopher.
Mounier was the guiding spirit in the French Personalist movement, and founder and director ...
Marko Marulić
Marko Marulić ([mâːrkɔ̝ mǎrulitɕ]; 18 August 1450 – 5 January 1524) was a Croatian national poet and Christian humanist, known as the Crown of the Croatian Medieval Age and the father of the Croatian ...
Murray Gell-Mann
Murray Gell-Mann (/ˈmʌri ˈɡɛl ˈmæn/; born September 15, 1929) is an American physicist who received the 1969 Nobel Prize in physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles. He is the Robert...
Thomas Merton
Thomas Merton, O.C.S.O. (January 31, 1915 – December 10, 1968) was an American Catholic writer and mystic. A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky, he was a poet, social activist, and stu...
Brit shalom (naming ceremony)
Brit shalom (Hebrew: ברית שלום‎ ("covenant of peace"), also called alternative brit (or bris in Yiddish and Ashkenazi Hebrew), brit ben, brit chayim or brit tikkun is a naming ceremony for newbo...
Society for Humanistic Judaism
The Society for Humanistic Judaism (SHJ), founded in 1969 by Rabbi Sherwin Wine embraces a human-centered philosophy that combines the celebration of Jewish culture and identity with an adherence to ...
Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal (/pæˈskæl, pɑːˈskɑːl/; [blɛz paskal]; 19 June 1623 – 19 August 1662) was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Christian philosopher. He was a child prodigy who was ed...
Miriam Karlin
Miriam Karlin, OBE (23 June 1925 – 3 June 2011) was an English actress whose career lasted for more than 60 years. She was best known for her role as Paddy in The Rag Trade, a 1960s BBC...
Bruce Bawer
Theodore Bruce Bawer (born October 31, 1956, in New York City), who writes under the name Bruce Bawer, is an American writer who has been a resident of Norway since 1999. He is a literary, film, and c...
Max Rood
Max Gustaaf Rood (21 August 1927 in Enschede – 2 December 2001 in Amsterdam) was a Dutch jurist and politician of Democrats 66 (D66). Rood was a legal scholar on the subject of labour law at Lei...
Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II (Latin: Ioannes Paulus II), born Karol Józef Wojtyła ([ˈkarɔl ˈjuzɛf vɔjˈtɨwa]; 18 May 1920 ‒ 2 April 2005) was a Roman Catholic priest, bishop, and Cardinal who eventually rose ...
Jim Wallis
Jim Wallis (born June 4, 1948) is a Christian writer and political activist. He is best known as the founder and editor of Sojourners magazine and as the founder of the Washington, D.C.-based Christia...
Erasmus Alberus
Erasmus Alberus (c. 1500–1553), German humanist, reformer, and poet.
He was born in the village of Bruchenbrücken (now part of Friedberg, Hesse) about the year 1500. Although his father Tile...
Petrarch
Francesco Petrarca (July 20, 1304 – July 19, 1374), commonly anglicized as Petrarch (/ˈpiːtrɑrk, ˈpɛtrɑrk/), was an Italian scholar and poet in Renaissance Italy, and one of the earliest humanists. Pe...
Henri-Irénée Marrou
Henri-Irénée Marrou (November 12, 1904 in Marseilles - April 11, 1977 in Bourg-la-Reine) was a leading French historian of the mid-twentieth century. A Christian humanist in outlook, his work was pri...
Yaakov Malkin
Yaakov Malkin is an intellectual, educator, writer, literary critic, and professor emeritus in the Faculty of Arts at Tel Aviv University. Malkin is active in several cultural and educational institut...