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Institute of Humanistic Science

212 Woodsedge Drive
Lansing, NY 14882
jwprescott <jprescot@twcny.rr.com>

27 September 2005

Paul Kurtz
Council for Secular Humanism
25th Anniversary World Congress
P.O. Box 664
Amherst, NY 14226-0064


Dear Paul,

On the eve of the 25th anniversary of the Council for Secular Humanism and its World Congress to be held on October 27th-30th, 2005, SUNY, Buffalo, N.Y., I am again requesting that you submit to this World Congress The Ashley Montagu Resolution to End The Genital Mutilation of Children Worldwide: A Petition to The World Court, The Hague for endorsement by the World Congress.

This petition can be found at http://www.montagunocircpetition.org and is enclosed for your convenience. Also enclosed is the recent endorsement of Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Corrigan Maguire and a copy of an essay by USA TODAY's board member Ralph Peters on "Global War on Women" that announces "The greatest social revolution in history is underway all around us: The emancipation of women".

You know the history of failure of modern institutional Humanism to endorse the Montagu Resolution by the IHEU; CODESH; AHA; AEU and it is timely to correct this egregious error, as I have brought to your attention in the past on many occasions without success.

It would be calamitous for this World Congress of Humanism with its theme "Toward A New Enlightenment" to refuse to endorse "The Montagu Resolution to End the Genital Mutilation of Children Worldwide: A Petition To The World Court, The Hague", which represents one of the great fronts of the Global War On Women.

Modern Humanism, tragically, has such a record of failure in defending women and children and the future of World Humanism hangs in the balance in confronting the religious-cultural forces that continue to foment a Global War on Women.

I trust that you will seize this opportunity to advance the Humanistic objectives of gender equality throughout the world, without which, Humanism has little merit.


James W. Prescott, Ph.D.


Marilyn Fayre. Milos, R.N
Founder and Director, NOCIRC

Van Lewis


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