(RNS) “Secular people don’t believe in anything supernatural, but that doesn’t render us sterile souls,” Phil Zuckerman said. “But because religion has constructed the language with which we describe existential wonder, it is almost like that is not our territory. But it most certainly is.”
Articles tagged “secularism”
(RNS) About one in five Americans view the Bible in secular terms, described as ancient “fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by man.”
(RNS) The third annual Women in Secularism conference has made some progress in battling sexism within the ranks of the secular community — but there is more to be done.
(RNS) A new coalition is gathering stories of discrimination from nonbelievers in an attempt to make that kind of bias unacceptable.
TORONTO (RNS) The measure would ban all “overt” and “conspicuous” religious headgear worn by public sector employees, including hijabs, yarmulkes and Sikh turbans, as well as large crosses and crucifixes.
(RNS) Overlooked in the decline of organized labor is what religion-and-economics expert Lew Daly calls “arguably the deepest, most serious problem” in unions today: “the corrosion wrought by secularism” in both unions and society at large.
(RNS) Some observers caution there’s a difference in asking about an increase in the nonreligious rather than a decrease in the religious.
TORONTO (RNS) A new national study shows that while Canada is still overwhelmingly Christian, Canadians are turning their backs on organized religion in ever greater numbers.
(RNS) A conference at Georgetown University this week focused on cleaning up what many Americans consider a dirty word: secularism. The goal of the “Secularism on the Edge” conference was, in part, to define what secularism is and what it is not.
(RNS) Many young people are no longer members of traditional churches, but they are seeking. And they are finding others like themselves and, together, they are beginning to change the face of American religion. In fact, I would go so far as to say that skeptics are the new religious. By Philip Clayton.