Thursday, 26 August 2010

New Humanist now on sale in 1,300+ stores nationwide

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Hallelujah and rejoice! As of this morning, 26 August, the Sep/Oct issue of New Humanist has gone on sale in over 1,300 stores, including selected branches of WH Smiths and independent newsagents all over the UK.

To mark our launch into these stores, all newsstand copies of the September issue come with a very special free gift – part one of our hit blasphemous card game God Trumps (part two will be free with the November issue). Plus, if you buy a copy, you’ll see details of a special subscription offer for new subscribers only.

With shops all over the country stocking New Humanist, you’ll have no problem finding a copy near you. You can search for your nearest store by downloading our distribution list (PDF, 270KB) and searching for your town or the first part of your postcode.

So what's in the new issue? With Pope Benedict XVI due in Britain later in September, we’ve asked a specially-selected panel to tell us what they would tell His Holiness if they could have an audience with him during the Papal Visit. Get a copy of the magazine to read what Richard Dawkins (sneak peek - "Go home to your tinpot Mussolini-concocted principality and don't come back"), Philip Pullman, Claire Rayner, Ben Goldacre, Ralph Steadman and many more would have to say.

The issue also features interviews with stand-up comedian Stewart Lee ("Religion is just a convenient peg for people like Stephen Green to hang their hatred on") and the House of Lords' "philosophical plumber" Mary Warnock ("I find it extraordinarily irritating when people treat the bishops in the Lords, or the clergy in general, as moral experts").

Plus there's a debate on burqa bans between Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Kenan Malik, a major essay on the crisis facing humanitarian aid, a look at the dangers facing those speaking up for honest science in China, and much, much more.

So, if you've never tried a copy of the magazine, now's your chance. And if you're already a reader, it's easier than ever before to pick up your copy. It's a little while since New Humanist has been on the shelves, so tell your friends, spread the word, and help make the independent, not-for-profit magazine for free thinkers a big success on the national newsstands

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