This week, we talk to Bill Cooke, Director for International Programs for the Center for Inquiry, and Séan McGuire, a blogger and supporter of the Kasese Humanist Primary School in Uganda. We’ll be talking about stuff that the Freethought Community needs to know about and support. In addition, we’re doing an extended edition of the show this week, with a third stream-and-podcast only section where we catch up on our usual news and emails.
Bill Cooke is the Director for International Programs for the Center for Inquiry. He coordinates the work of CFI’s international affiliates in far-flung places as Uganda, India, and Egypt, all from his home in New Zealand. We interviewed Bill during the CFI Summit in October 2013, and were promptly awed by his experience seamlessly melding humanism and skepticism in freethought communities around the world.
Séan McGuire is a Canadian atheist who writes at MySecretAtheistBlog.com. Two years ago he wrote a piece introducing Bwambale Robert, founder of the Kasese United Humanist Association and director of the Kasese Humanist Primary School in Uganda. Over the past two years Sean has spearheaded advocacy and fundraising for basics such as improved nutrition, building materials, and agricultural resources at the school. Here he is to tell us about his involvement, and how the school has changed in just two short years.