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Kenya atheist group claims bias after it was denied recognition

By Fredrick Nzwili — February 5, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) The group’s registration had been rejected because of fears the atheists would disrupt peace and order.

Bernie Sanders disappoints some atheists with his ‘very strong religious’ feelings

By Kimberly Winston — February 4, 2016

(RNS) At a town hall meeting Wednesday, Sanders said: “I would not be running for president of the United States if I did not have very strong religious and spiritual feelings.”

Iowans prove me right!

By Mark Silk — February 2, 2016

A pre-caucus analysis of religious (and irreligious) support explains why Ted Cruz beat out Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders managed to tie Hillary Clinton.

Iowa predictions: Cruz and Sanders

By Mark Silk — February 1, 2016

Thanks to white evangelicals and Nones.

American Atheists suit against Ten Commandments monument advances

By Kimberly Winston — January 28, 2016

(RNS) The group wants a granite bench, engraved with quotes from Madalyn Murray O’Hair and others, set near a Ten Commandments monument at a Florida county courthouse.

‘Royal wedding’ of atheist group, Richard Dawkins Foundation launches woman to top post

By Kimberly Winston — January 21, 2016

(RNS) The Center for Inquiry and the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science are merging to form the largest reason-based organization in the U.S. It will be headed by a woman.

Atheist seeks removal of ‘God’ from US currency — again

By Kimberly Winston — January 19, 2016

(RNS) Michael Newdow has unsuccessfully challenged the Pledge of Allegiance, the president’s oath of office and “In God We Trust.” He’s at it again, this time taking a page from the Hobby Lobby case.

The rise of the presidential Nones

By Mark Silk — January 14, 2016

Sanders and Trump are just where the American electorate is headed.

New head of major secular group is a Christian

By Kimberly Winston — January 13, 2016

(RNS) Once again, the Secular Coalition for America has turned to an outsider to lead its 18 member organizations.

Who died: Religion leaders lost in 2015

By Lauren Markoe — December 30, 2015

(RNS) They lived lives of preaching, writing and service — some of which ended in martyrdom.

How to welcome atheist kids home for the holidays (COMMENTARY)

By August Brunsman — December 23, 2015

(RNS) It’s more important than ever for parents to appreciate that their atheist children are still good people who deserve their support.

Satanists to counter Nativity scene with ‘snaketivity’

By Justin A. Hinkley — December 3, 2015

LANSING, Mich. — To counter a live Nativity scene planned next weekend on the Michigan state Capitol lawn, a Satanic group plans to resurrect its own “snaketivity” display begun last year.

Atheist battles religion in ‘Fighting God’

By Kimberly Winston — December 2, 2015

(RNS) In his new book, American Atheists’ president David Silverman lays out why he is often such a jerk and why he wants other atheists to join him in jerkitude.

Zombie Nativity: An irreverent addition to holiday pop culture

By Kimberly Winston — December 1, 2015

(RNS) “Zombie Nativity” features a holy family, an angel and a donkey who are undead, partially decomposing and looking for their favorite meal — the gray matter inside your head.

Holiday 2015: A guide to gifts for everyone on your list, religious or not

By Lauren Markoe — November 24, 2015

(RNS) Presents for people across the spectrum of faiths … and no faith.

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