DUBLIN (RNS) The Catholic Church runs 90 percent of primary schools in Ireland. The arrangement is unsettling to some parents who have little choice in where to send their children.
(RNS) “Not all prisoners are religious, and I wanted them to know that to turn your life around and be a good and productive member of society does not require a belief in God,” says Leslie Zukor, founder of the Freethought Books Project.
(RNS) “I am certainly not predicting that every atheist is the result of one hypothesis, much less mine,” said Catholic psychologist Paul C. Vitz. “I am just saying there is a tendency for more things to go together than you’d expect normally.”
(RNS) From “Me So Holy” to “iSlam Muhammad,” Apple has banned at least five iPhone apps with religious themes deemed too controversial for download.
(RNS) California pastor Ryan Bell is flirting with atheism for 12 months. His unorthodox resolution is only an experiment, he says. He is not an atheist. “At least not yet.”
LONDON (RNS) A new report says eight current and incoming member states of the U.N. Human Rights Council were among 24 countries to imprison believers and atheists in 2013 for violating local laws that restrict freedom of religion or belief.