SAN FRANCISCO (RNS) In a move that could have wider implications, a federal appeals court ordered a lower court judge to consider preventing state officials from requiring parolees to attend rehabilitation programs that are focused on God or a “higher power.”
Author Archives: Kimberly Winston
SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (RNS) Settlers transformed West-Central New York into a hotbed of radical social and religious ideas, including Mormonism and Spiritualism. A new Freethought Trail highlights the prominent atheists and agnostics who also called the region home.
(RNS) Miron Zuckerman is careful to point out that his work does not mean only dumb people believe in God. Rather, he said, it shows only that more intelligent people may have less need for religion.
(RNS) The Pentagon recognizes more than 200 endorsing agents, all of them based on a belief in God. But there has been a recent push by Humanists to endorse their own military chaplains.
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.