(RNS) Among those countries frequently cited by human rights groups with the most aggressive laws banning free expression are China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
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(RNS) Taslima Nasrin, a Bangladeshi gynecologist, novelist and poet, made the move after death threats from al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent, which claimed credit for the killing of another Bangladeshi atheist last month.
(RNS) Washiqur Rahman was silenced. But atheists, humanists and other nonbelievers in the U.S. won’t be. They’re speaking out about his death.
(RNS) Victor Stenger, the scientist and atheist who famously said “Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings,” has died.
(RNS) Greece, N.Y., the city at the heart of last May’s Supreme Court ruling on sectarian prayer at public meetings, issued new rules for giving invocations that may exclude atheists.
(RNS) Even to the most secular of liberals, six Catholics on the Supreme Court would not be a problem, so long as they were six Catholics like Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
(RNS) “It is irrational to allow humanists to solemnize marriages if, and only if, they falsely declare that they are a ‘religion,’” Judge Frank Easterbrook wrote for a federal appeals court.
STANFORD, Calif. (RNS) While the Supreme Court decision allowing sectarian prayer at government meetings was a blow to secular organizations, it may also lead to some unlikely alliances.
(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.