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Kristina M. Lee

Kristina M. Lee is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Kristina M. Lee

70 years ago Walter Plywaski fought for atheists’ right to become citizens – here’s why his story is worth remembering

By Kristina M. Lee — August 3, 2021
(The Conversation) — Polish-born Holocaust survivor paved the way for atheists to refuse pledge to God in citizenship oath. But discrimination against nonreligious Americans remains.

How ‘In God We Trust’ bills are helping advance a Christian nationalist agenda

By Kristina M. Lee — July 16, 2021
(The Conversation) — ‘In God We Trust’ became the national motto of the US on July 30, 1956. Since then, it has been used to forward a conservative Christian agenda.

Why it matters that 7 states still have bans on atheists holding office

By Kristina M. Lee — June 6, 2021
(The Conversation) — Anti-atheism is ingrained in American politics. A refusal to remove outdated language from state Constitutions perpetuates this prejudice.
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