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KAUNAS, Lithuania (AP) — He denounced those who get caught up in debating who was more virtuous in the past and fail to address the tasks of the present — an apparent reference to historic revisionism.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Across Africa, groups have emerged stressing science and critical thinking as a better way of understanding the natural world.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Voices of Reason, thought to be the only atheist choir in the U.S., performs at events for other religious skeptics while offering the benefits of community for its church-adverse members.
EDINA, Minn. (RNS) — A two-day conference started with a hunch — that youth pastors in America weren't ready to talk about faith and science with the students in their churches.
(RNS) — The new caucus comes as the religious 'nones' — those who claim no religious affiliation — jumped from about 16 percent of the U.S. population in 2007 to nearly 23 percent in 2014, according to the latest Pew data.
(RNS) — David Silverman, who took the 55-year-old organization to new prominence, is accused of sexual assault by two women.
(RNS) — His nonbelief was more of a slow simmer than Richard Dawkins' explosive ire.
(The Conversation) — History suggests caution about political generalizations.
(RNS) — It is already illegal to 'defame' religion, but a new law would make it a crime to have no belief in God.
It's not much of a story.
From the popularity of 'Cosmos' on Fox-TV to the Roku launch of 'Atheist TV', from open atheist James Woods's inspiring congressional campaign to Richard Dawkins's less-than-inspiring tweets, atheists made headlines all year.
Atheist philosopher Philip Kitcher talks with RNS about his disagreements with “New Atheism,” how secular humanism is similar to religion and how it is different, and what Humanists can learn from religion.
A longtime mayor of DC could receive quite the funeral. TV tests: Will voters vote for an atheist? Plus, Ferguson activists are finding safe places in churches.
"Despite frequent tokenistic calls for 'diversity' within the 'movement,' there are virtually no people of color in executive management positions in any of the major secular, atheist, or Humanist organizations." Author and activist Sikivu Hutchinson tells RNS how a new conference is working to change that.