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.
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(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) High school kids can join the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Jewish Student Union, the Muslim Students Association and, in some schools, a Hindu or a Buddhist club. Now they can join the young atheists club, too. By Kimberly Winston.
(RNS) The city council of Santa Monica, Calif., has voted to halt unattended, private displays in a public park after a fight last year between atheists and Christians who had erected Nativity scenes for decades. By Adelle M. Banks.
(RNS) Ryan Cragun doesn't want to completely revoke the tax-exempt status of religious organizations. Instead, he thinks tax exemptions should only be allowed for nonprofit groups — religious or secular — whose services the government would have to supply if those organizations disappeared. By Kimberly Winston.
(RNS) Atheists and others who don’t adhere to a religion often say they can be good without God. And now, three new studies seem to back them up. By Kimberly Winston.
WASHINGTON (RNS) One of the biggest growth areas in political activism around religion is coming from an unlikely source: the nonreligious. And it's happening far from the marbled corridors of power in the nation's capital. Kimberly Winston tells why.
(RNS) The Secular Coalition for America's new leader is a Republican lobbyist who has worked for two Republican presidents and four Republican senators. Here's why she got the job. By Kimberly Winston.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (RNS) As Christians prepare to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, Bart Ehrman, an agnostic, convincingly demonstrates there was a historical Jesus. As for the “mythicists” who argue otherwise — many of them his biggest fans — Ehrman has some choice words: “sensationalist,” “wrongheaded” and “amateurish.” By Yonat Shimron.