(RNS) When Pope Francis said believers and atheists can agree on the goal of doing good, and that even atheists were part of Christ’s redemption, atheist leaders say this is the kind of pope they can work with.
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About Kimberly Winston
Kimberly Winston is a freelance religion reporter based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work has appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, USA Today, The Washington Post, The San Jose Mercury News and Newsweek. She is also a frequent contributor to Beliefnet.com and ReligionLink.org. In 2005, she was the recipient of the American Academy of Religion’s award for best in-depth religion reporting. She is the author of three books, including Bead One, Pray Too: A Guide to Making and Using Prayer Beads (Morehouse, 2008) and blogs at kimberlywinston.wordpress.com. She is a 1994 graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
(RNS) “If veterans have had a bad experience, it is clear that one alternative that has helped people understand the world or find a common community has been religion,” researcher Craig Wansink said.
(RNS) Atheist and secular groups were divided on whether to continue with a series of protests aimed at Bangladeshi institutions after a building collapse in the capital city killed at least 244 people.
(RNS) A international consortium of nonbelievers is planning rallies Thursday (April 25) outside Bangladeshi embassies and consulates to demand the release of several Bangladeshi bloggers who were arrested on charges of blasphemy.
President Obama praised Bostonians for standing up “in the face of evil” at an interfaith prayer service following Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing.
HOUSTON (RNS) Despite the rows of chairs, the coffee hour and the passed collection plate, don’t call Houston Oasis an “atheist church,” leader Mike Aus said. He and other nonbelievers are aiming for something new: a community that looks to nurture the common human qualities that can unite people.
AUSTIN, Texas (RNS) The annual Easter weekend convention of American Atheists is a delicate balancing act between the group’s image as the angry bulldog of secular organizations and its need to attract younger and less strident nonbelievers.
(RNS) When Teresa MacBain declared her loss of faith last Easter, she expected to lose her pulpit and many friends. She did. But in the year since, she’s gained a new community and a new sense of confidence.