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Hobby Lobby protesters ‘Knit a Brick’

(RNS) The Secular Coalition for America wants anyone upset by the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling last month to knit or crochet rectangles, or “bricks,” to shore up what the coalition sees as the crumbling wall of separation between church and state.

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Q&A with ‘Nonbeliever Nation’ author David Niose

(RNS) In his new book, “Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans,” David Niose charts the development and growth of the religious right, tackles the “War on Christmas” as a manufactured controversy, and explains why George W. Bush's election was the best thing to happen to the secular movement. By Kimberly Winston.

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Nonbelievers flex their political muscles

WASHINGTON (RNS) One of the biggest growth areas in political activism around religion is coming from an unlikely source: the nonreligious. And it's happening far from the marbled corridors of power in the nation's capital. Kimberly Winston tells why.