(RNS) The U.K.’s All Party Parliamentary Humanist Group has more than 100 members. The number of openly atheist members of U.S. Congress stands at zero. In the land of church-state separation, what’s keeping vocal nonbelievers out of office?
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(RNS) The suit against the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in New Jersey schools continues a new legal strategy.
(RNS) “They said they have to take that (cross) down,” local resident Doug Johnson told the Riverside Press-Enterprise. “But they didn’t say anything about putting another one up.”
(RNS) On Thursday (Feb. 27), a U.S. district judge ruled that a granite monument depicting a soldier kneeling in prayer before a cross lacked “a secular purpose” and has “the unconstitutional effect” of endorsing religion over nonreligion.
(RNS) The toys collected by Operation Christmas Child come with an invitation for recipients to accept Christianity. Since its founding in 1993, Operation Christmas Child has sent 100 million boxes of toys to poor children.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Organizers of the new Freethought Equality Fund political action committee claim there are more than 24 nontheists in Congress, although only Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., publicly identifies her religion as “none.”
(RNS) An atheist couple challenging the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance hopes that the same Massachusetts court that legalized gay marriage can set another precedent against the phrase “under God.”
(RNS) Margaret Doughty, who describes herself as a person with no religious affiliation, declined to sign an oath to take up arms for the United States.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) With one in five Americans claiming no religious connection, national atheist and humanist agencies are developing ordaining programs to establish nontheist ministers in most states to perform weddings and funerals.