TORONTO (RNS) A Canadian man is suing his local government to stop the recitation of the Lord's Prayer, claiming “anguish, discrimination, exclusion, rejection and loss of enjoyment of life.” By Ron Csillag.
Articles tagged “atheism”
(RNS) Unbelief is on the uptick. People who check “None” for their religious affiliation are now nearly one in five Americans (19 percent), the highest ever documented, according to the Pew Center for the People and the Press. By Cathy Lynn Grossman.
(RNS) The St. Paul Saints, a Minnesota minor league baseball team, will become the “Mr. Paul Aints” in a game sponsored by a local atheist group. By Kimberly Winston.
(RNS) A Pennsylvania atheists plans to desecrate the Quran if his state's House of Representatives doesn't drop a “Year of Religious Diversity” resolution. By Eric Veronikis.
(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.
LANCASTER, Pa. (RNS) For more than a year, Prudhomme's Lost Cajun Kitchen in Lancaster County, Pa., has offered a Sunday special: Diners who bring in a current church bulletin receive 10 percent off the purchase of their dinners. But the promotion rubs atheists the wrong way. By Sue Gleiter.
(RNS) Dale McGowan, executive director of Foundation Beyond Belief, was just enlisted to write “Atheism for Dummies,” the first book about atheists in the “Dummies” series. McGowan explains what people need to know about atheism, and what they have in common with religious believers. By Kimberly Winston.
(RNS) In his new book, “Religion For Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion,” Swiss philosopher Alain d Botton outlines an array of things he contends religions get right and atheists can adopt to create a better, richer secular society. By Kimberly Winston.
(RNS) After more than a year of planning, atheists in the military will stage a public event celebrating their lack of religious beliefs at North Carolina's Fort Bragg — a recognition, they hope, of nonbelievers who are outnumbered in what they call an overly Christianized military. By Kimberly Winston.