LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Two roommates are starting Fordham University’s first Secular Student Alliance chapter — one of 10 new chapters that have been started recently at religiously affiliated schools.
(RNS) — Last week, Quebec’s Superior Court rejected civil rights advocates’ legal request to temporarily suspend operation of the controversial new ban on religious symbols for state workers. But activists say the fight isn't over.
Pearcey's razor-sharp mind combined with a compelling personal story makes her a powerful, if undervalued, champion for conservatives.
(The Conversation) — Many might assume that religious commitment is a sign of virtue, or even that morality cannot exist without religion. Both of these assumptions, however, are problematic.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Arizona native may be the only openly atheist woman state legislator in the country, but she hopes more will join her soon.
DUBLIN (RNS) The parallel tracks on which the Roman Catholic Church and Irish civil society run appear to be separating.
PARIS (RNS) Playing the religion card openly is rare in France, where secularism is normally taken so seriously that politicians rarely if ever mention their faith in public. But this election is not taking place in normal times.
As S. Brent Plate finds: "Dig around in art, and we find religion. Dig around in religion, and we find art."
(RNS) Like most divorces, this one could be messy.
(RNS) Trump's victory is forcing them to rethink their strategy for coming elections.
If one cannot handle the dust of the grave, there is comfort to be had, it is reasoned, in the designer urns to be mounted on the mantel at home.
(RNS) In a wide-ranging interview published on the eve of his visit to Sweden to mark the anniversary of the Reformation, the pontiff is as quotable as ever.
(RNS) 'Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower' by Tom Krattenmaker strips Jesus down to the basic ethical teachings.
(Reuters) The CDU's calls for a partial ban come as it has lost support to the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, which says Islam is incompatible with the constitution.
(Reuters) The cities of Cannes and Villeneuve-Loubet also have banned the burkini, arguing that the garment, which leaves only the face, hands and feet exposed, defies French laws on secularism.