The number of people who claim no religious brand is climbing the statistical ranks, but these “nones” may not be who you think they are.
Articles tagged “secular”
HOUSTON (RNS) Despite the rows of chairs, the coffee hour and the passed collection plate, don’t call Houston Oasis an “atheist church,” leader Mike Aus said. He and other nonbelievers are aiming for something new: a community that looks to nurture the common human qualities that can unite people.
TORONTO (RNS) Are Quebecers getting more religious or are other Canadians getting more secular? Either way, Quebec is no longer Canada’s most secular province, according to a new report.
TORONTO (RNS) It’s an unlikely setting for an unlikely class. The chapel at Jesuit-run Regis College is adorned with stained glass, icons of Mary and Joseph, and the Stations of the Cross. The eight-week course being taught here is on atheism. More properly, “Responding to 21st-Century Atheism.”
(RNS) Three Buddhists, a Hindu and a “none” will walk into the 113th Congress, and it’s no joke. Rather, it’s a series of “firsts” that reflect the growing religious diversity of the country. By David Gibson.
WASHINGTON (RNS) From this election forward, candidates won't be able to win the White House by relying on the white Christian vote, according to a new report. By Lauren Markoe.
(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) In Seattle, which is is arguably the nation's most secular city, people found the core meaning of an incarnate faith: people loving each other. As religion struggles with who is allowed in, these church avoiders have opened their lives to each other. By Tom Ehrich.