(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.
Articles tagged “humanist”
Humanists all over the world celebrated their rational way of thinking this past weekend on World Humanist Day.
The celebration has existed since the 1980s, and might feature parties, ceremonies, proclamations and conferences, according to the International Humanist and Ethical Union.
(RNS) A new coalition is gathering stories of discrimination from nonbelievers in an attempt to make that kind of bias unacceptable.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The change comes against a backdrop of persistent claims from atheists and other nonbelievers that the military is dominated by a Christian culture that is often hostile to unbelief.
(RNS) “From the very beginning, we fully expected people — religious and nonreligious alike — to have questions about our pursuing membership” in Yale Religious Ministries, coordinator Chris Stedman said.
(RNS) For a growing number of people who don’t identify with a faith — 51 million Americans are religiously unaffiliated — Camp Quest fills a void.
(RNS) While two-thirds of home-schooling families are evangelical Christian, the number of secular home-schoolers is significant — 25 percent, according to the Home School Legal Defense Association.
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.
(RNS) Self-described “faitheist” Chris Stedman calls for atheists and the religious to come together in interfaith work. It is a position that has earned him both strident – even violent - condemnation and high praise. In an interview with RNS, Stedman talks about how and why the religious and atheists should work together. By Kimberly Winston.