(RNS) The suit charges that the Navy inconsistently requires accommodation of religious practices for sailors while not permitting a humanist chaplain because “the Navy does not consider Humanism to be a religion.”
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(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.
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.