(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) The nonreligious are the future of the country, and we could contribute to a rapidly expanding Democratic base … if only Democrats were willing to include us in their conversations the same way Republicans court evangelicals.
(RNS) A glass-half-full assessment of the secular movement shows a level of progress and momentum that promises to make it harder for politicians to disregard, writes Tom Krattenmaker.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt isn’t the first to be told that we should replace the word feminism with Humanism; in fact, it’s a relatively common refrain. But as he learned, Humanism already means something else.
"There's more power to change minds in that moment than in a thousand debates." Dale McGowan tells RNS why so many people conflate atheism with anti-theism and what atheists can gain from interfaith work.
Andrew W.K. recently made waves with an advice column encouraging an atheist to pray for a brother recently diagnosed with cancer. Atheist minister Gretta Vosper talks to RNS about atheism and prayer.
"I'm the only elected official in Pennsylvania that didn't have to set foot in a house of worship to get elected." Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Sims tells RNS about his his faith in humanity and being a nonreligious gay Democrat in a Republican state.
Earlier this month, Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC)—a leading interfaith organization in the United States that works with college and university campuses to equip young people for cooperative service and dialogue ...
(RNS) Figures from the 2011 census Monday (Sept. 30) show that 37 percent of Scots regard themselves as nonreligious, while 32 percent identified with the Church of Scotland, known as the Kirk.
(RNS) Some observers caution there's a difference in asking about an increase in the nonreligious rather than a decrease in the religious.
BETHESDA, Md. (RNS) The number of Americans who say they have no religious affiliation has hit an all-time high -- about one in five American adults -- according to a new study, with the number of self-described atheists and agnostics hitting a peak of 6 percent of the U.S. population. By Kimberly Winston.