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.
Articles tagged “American Humanist Association”
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) Selections from the American Humanist Association’s new version of the “Jefferson Bible.” By Kimberly Winston.
(RNS) “A Jefferson Bible For the 21st Century” takes Thomas Jefferson’s slice-and-dice Bible one step further. By Kimberly Winston.
(RNS) Pete Stark, the only openly atheist member of Congress, was defeated Tuesday, but newly elected Arizona Rep. Kyrsten Sinema will take his place — representing what atheists, humanists and other nontheists hope is a new wave of nonreligous lawmakers. By Kimberly Winston.
(RNS) Massachusetts' Supreme Judicial Court has agreed to hear the appeal of a non-religious family that's challenging the mandatory daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in their children’s classrooms. By Kimberly Winston.
(RNS) In his new book, “Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans,” David Niose charts the development and growth of the religious right, tackles the “War on Christmas” as a manufactured controversy, and explains why George W. Bush's election was the best thing to happen to the secular movement. By Kimberly Winston.
(RNS) President Obama and his likely GOP challenger Mitt Romney called for prayers and reflection after a deadly shooting at a Colorado movie theater, while liberal religious leaders called for stricter gun control laws. By Daniel Burke.
(RNS) Women's attendance at atheist conferences is down and sexual harassment accusations are rising, which leads to the question: Does the nontheist community have a sexual harassment problem? By Kimberly Winston.