First Humanist Society of New York

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In 1929 Charles Francis Potter founded the First Humanist Society of New York[1] whose advisory board included Julian Huxley, John Dewey, Albert Einstein, and Thomas Mann. Potter was a minister from the Unitarian tradition and in 1930 he and his wife, Clara Cook Potter, published Humanism: A New Religion. Throughout the 1930s Potter was a well-known advocate of women's rights, access to birth control, "civil divorce laws", and an end to capital punishment.

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  1. ^ Shook, John R (2005). The dictionary of modern American philosophers. Bristol, England: Thoemmes Continuum. p. 1960. ISBN 9781843710370. Retrieved 19 December 2021.

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