Humanism

Athiest Bus Ads Create Free Speech Debate In US

August 14, 2009

Author: Michael J. Crumb

Source: ABC News

Wire Service: AP

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=8328664

A dispute about bus advertisements seeking to publicize atheist views has touched off a free speech debate after the signs were torn down — then posted again — on the sides of Des Moines city buses.

The ads, sponsored by the Iowa Atheists & Freethinkers, pictured white puffy clouds against a...

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Britain’s First Atheist Summer Camp Gets a Big Following

July 30, 2009

Author: Simon de Bruxelles

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article6732428.ece

Rain drums down on the roof of the marquee where the 24 children attending Camp Quest are listening to a talk on astronomy. The fates appear to have conspired against what is being described as Britain’s first atheist summer camp, but its organiser, Samantha Stein, insists: “We’d like the...

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Atheists Sue to Keep 'In God We Trust' Off Capitol Visitor Center

July 18, 2009

Author: Rob Hotakainen

Source: Yahoo News/Mcclatchy Newspapers

http://news.yahoo.com/s/mcclatchy/20090718/pl_mcclatchy/3274259

A California Republican congressman wants to do a little writing on the walls of Washington's newest federal building. If Rep. Dan Lungren gets his way, Congress will spend nearly $100,000 to engrave the words "In God We Trust " and the Pledge of Allegiance in prominent spots at the Capitol Visitor Center .
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Atheists Put Own Stamp On Summer Camp In Sierra Foothills

July 14, 2009

Author: Jennifer Garza

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/ourregion/story/2023517.html?storylink=lingospot_related_articles

At Camp Quest, campers may not believe in God, but they do have faith in their community.

On Sunday evening, 49 children from across the western United States arrived at the camp nestled in the hills outside Nevada City. It is one of five summer camps in the country for...

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Alabama 'No Religion' Billboard Brings Debate

July 10, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WRCB TV

Wire Service: AP

http://www.wrcbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=10707488

A billboard near Pell City that was put up by the Alabama Freethought Association is causing debate in the area.

The billboard on Interstate 20 between Birmingham and Talladega reads "Imagine No Religion." It was placed there by the association as part of a national campaign by the Freedom From Religion...

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Faiths Compete On Turkish TV Show

July 3, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8132320.stm

A Turkish game show is challenging atheists to reassess their views and win "the biggest prize ever".

Penitents Compete will bring together an Islamic imam, a Jewish rabbi, a Buddhist monk and a Greek Orthodox priest seeking to convert the atheists.

The prize for any converted contestants is an expenses-paid pilgrimage to a holy site of their chosen...

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Ranks Of Atheists Grow, Get Organized

June 28, 2009

Author: G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/0628/p22s01-ussc.html

Valerie Celeste Coffey is a woman on a mission. For six years, her small group of local atheists has gathered to exchange bemused stories about the things Christians do in worship and swap tips for raising confident skeptics.

But on a recent Wednesday evening here at the Java Room cafe, Ms. Coffey said the time had come...

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Doctors Want Right to Talk Faith

June 28, 2009

Author: Nick Triggle

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8116497.stm

Doctors are demanding that NHS staff be given a right to discuss spiritual issues with patients as well as being allowed to offer to pray for them.

Medics will tell the British Medical Association conference this week that staff should not be disciplined as long as they handle the issue sensitively.

The doctors said recent cases where health workers had...

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Richard Dawkins Launches Children's Summer Camp for Atheists

June 28, 2009

Author: Ben Leach

Source: Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/5674934/Richard-Dawkins-launches-childrens-summer-camp-for-atheists.html

Prof Richard Dawkins, the prominent atheist, has helped set up an atheist summer camp where children will be taught rational scepticism and sing John Lennon's Imagine alongside the more traditional activities of canoeing...

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Group Boosts "Atheist Pride'' With NYC Bus Ads

June 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Newsday.com

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--atheistads0627jun27,0,1951416.story

An atheist group is running ads on two dozen New York City buses to raise "atheist pride" among nonbelievers.

The 12-foot-long ads have a blue background and three-foot-high white letters that proclaim "You don't have to believe in god to be a moral or ethical person...

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Atheist 'Imagine No Religion' Billboard Goes Up In Alabama

June 25, 2009

Author: Trina Hoaks

Source: Examiner.com

http://www.examiner.com/x-2044-Atheism-Examiner~y2009m6d25-Atheist-Imagine-no-Religion-billboard-goes-up-in-Alabama

A 14x48-foot billboard emblazoned with the John Lennonesque message, "Imagine No Religion," and a stained-glass window backdrop, went up this week for one month on I-20, near the Riverside exit en route to Talladega.

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Atheists Keep Faith With Barack Obama

June 9, 2009

Author: Daniel Libit

Source: POLITICO

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0609/23488.html

How much faith should the faithless put in Barack Obama?

The president said in his inaugural address that the United States is “a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus and nonbelievers.” And in his commencement speech at the University of Notre Dame, he said that the Golden Rule binds “people of all faiths and no faith...

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