Humanism

A Humanist Resolution to Overcome the Faith Gap

January 14, 2011

Author: Chris Stedman

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-stedman/my-new-years-resolution-c_b_808023.html

It may be mid-January, but I'm still thinking of Christmas.

 

The week between Christmas and New Year's Eve just might be my favorite of the year. It is the one time that my entire family gets together. We spend several days eating our favorite foods, catching up and...

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Local Religious Leaders Respond to Billboard

January 4, 2011

Author: Rikki Klaus

Source: WHNT 19 News

http://www.whnt.com/news/whnt-billboard-reaction,0,2544518.story

There's a sign that's firing people up across north Alabama. An Atheist organization paid for a billboard in Huntsville that says "You KNOW they're all SCAMS" and displays various religious symbols. The Interfaith Mission Service is voting Wednesday on whether to put up a sign of its own ... defending those religions. They say it...

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Atheists' Diversity Woes Have No Black-And-White Answers

January 3, 2011

Author: G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Source: BeliefNet News

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2011/01/atheists-diversity-woes-have-n.php

Alix Jules is an atheist, but for years he felt uncomfortable at gatherings of nonbelievers. The reason: He's black.

 

"I got really tired of going back and forth to free thought events and being the only black person there," said Jules, 36, who lives in Dallas. "It was not...

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First Atheist Invocation In Colorado

December 28, 2010

Author: Kiernan Maletsky

Source: The Denver Westword

http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2010/12/atheist_invocation_city_council_colorado.php

An atheist will give the invocation at Grand Junction City Council's first meeting of 2011. It will be the crowning achievement of a two-and-a-half-year effort by the Western Colorado Atheists & Freethinkers to get their voice heard at City Hall. And it will be the...

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Fort Worth Pastors Call for Bus Boycott Over Signs

December 2, 2010

Author: Shirley Jinkins

Source: The Star-Telegram

http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/12/02/2674421/fort-worth-pastors-call-for-bus.html

A group of Fort Worth African-American pastors is calling for a passenger boycott of city buses displaying advertising signs that they say are offensive to Christians.

 

The disputed signs read "Millions of Americans are Good Without God" and were paid for by the...

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Atheist or Agnostic, a Place for Humanists

December 1, 2010

Author: Rich Barlow

Source: Boston University Today

http://www.bu.edu/today/node/11962

John McCargar found religion fascinating by the time he was seven, an age when most children would sooner eat broccoli than attend church. “I was a strange kid,” he says with a laugh. Growing up, he sampled a number of religions—from Christianity to Deism—and by the time he got to BU, he was a Mormon.

Non-Religious Group Offers Alternative

November 30, 2010

Author: Karissa Bursch

Source: The Crimson White

http://www.cw.ua.edu/2010/11/30/non-religious-group-offers-alternative/

There are many religious organizations on campus that cover a wide spectrum of faiths, sects and beliefs. However, where do students go who consider themselves non-religious?

 

The University’s student-led atheist and agnostic organization, Alabama Atheists and Agnostics, or AAA, is a...

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Famed Atheist Christopher Hitchens to Debate At Christian School In Plano

November 17, 2010

Author: Sam Hodges

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/111710dnmethitchens.40dba40.html

If you're a Christian school bent on bringing in an atheist to test students' faith, why not shoot for the stars?

 

That was the thinking at Prestonwood Christian Academy, which landed Christopher Hitchens, a celebrity skeptic and author of...

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Bulgarian Atheists Rally On International Tolerance Day

November 16, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Novinite.com

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=122222

Bulgarian atheists from all around the country gathered Saturday in front of the National Statistical Institute in order to protest for the right to be properly indicated in the population census.

 

They insist on the Statistical Institute including the "atheist" option as an answer to the religious beliefs question in the census papers.

Atheist Students Find Their Place In the Interfaith Movement

November 2, 2010

Author: Chris Stedman

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-stedman/atheist-students-find-the_b_775707.html

Atheists are leading the charge for interfaith cooperation. If that sounds contradictory, allow me to confirm: I just saw it with my own eyes.

 

Last weekend, more than 200 college students and 100 faculty and staff from across the United States converged in...

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