Humanism

"NPR Evening Newscast Promotes Atheists With Message of Holiday Intolerance," a Commentary by Tim Graham

December 19, 2006

Author: Tim Graham

Source: Newsbusters

http://newsbusters.org/node/9734

As the religious holidays commence, people who preach tolerance worry that religious (or non-religious) minorities are left out. As Christmas approached and Hanukkah began on Friday night, National Public Radio’s "All Things Considered" devoted a story to atheists, but not just any story. It was a story about atheists who feel that ridicule and intolerance of religion is just what this country...

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Got God? No Way

November 11, 2006

Author: Brad A. Greenberg

Source: Los Angeles Daily News

http://www.dailynews.com/ci_4645574?source=email

With tattooed arms and dressed like Johnny Cash, Ryan Langley stood in UCLA's Bruin Plaza and shared his faith with all who inquired.

Earth below - certainly. Heavens above - he doesn't think so. Langley may be an evangelical, but he's not the typical kind. He's an evangelical atheist.

"We're all about promoting critical...

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Religion Important in Harmonious Society

October 20, 2006

Source: China View

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-10/19/content_5225324.htm

China's top advisor Jia Qinglin said here Thursday that religion can play an important role in building a harmonious society.

"China has engaged itself in building a harmonious society, during which religion can play an important role," said Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, when meeting with Archbishop of...

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Jewish, Muslim Women Live Together to Seek Peace, Understanding

October 9, 2006

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/10/09/america/NA_GEN_US_Peace_Dorm.php

About a dozen women students, including a handful of Muslims and Jews, are living together at Rutgers University as they work toward ideals that have seemed out of reach for years in the Middle East: peace and understanding.

Rutgers was to hold a dedication ceremony Monday evening for...

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New Zealand's Green Party: "State Schools Should Advance Religious Tolerance"

September 4, 2006

Source: Scoop Independent News

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00067.htm

On September 4, 2006 Scoop Independent News reported, "Green MP Keith Locke has concerns that Christian prayers in state school assemblies do not take account of the greater diversity in religious belief that is evident among New Zealanders today. Mr Locke, the Green Party's Human Rights Spokesperson, was responding to the decision to ditch the proposed guidelines for teaching religion in...

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Creationism Debate Goes to Summer Camp

July 12, 2006

Source: Newsweek

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/195/story_19522_1.html

Newsweek reported, "The battle over evolution is moving beyond the court room and into summer camp. The Christian Camp and Conference Association said 50 percent of the member camps--which include summer camps and year-round after-school programs reaching 6 million kids every year--have a science curriculum about God's creation. A Christian camping environment 'allows us to bring kids to a...

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Nonsectarian Prayer Restrictions Result in Debate Among Chaplains

June 19, 2006

Source: TheState.com

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/nation/14851031.htm

On June 19, 2006 TheState.com reported, "Could Jesus be getting the boot from the military?

That’s a concern of some evangelical and fundamentalist Christian military chaplains.

They believe they’re being restricted from 'praying their conscience' at gatherings where troops of different faiths might attend, says the Rev. Billy Baugham, executive...

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Federal Judge Upholds "In God We Trust" on U.S. Currency

June 13, 2006

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/193/story_19322.html

On June 13, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "A federal judge in California ruled against an atheist on Monday (June 12) who argued that minting the phrase 'In God We Trust' on U.S. currency violated constitutional prohibitions against the government promoting religious ideas. Following precedent established by a 1970 court decision, U.S. District Judge Frank C. Damrell Jr. ruled that...

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Newly Formed Interfaith Coalition Hosts First "Religion on Campus" Week at Bryn Mawr

April 6, 2006

Source: Bryn Mawr Now

http://www.brynmawr.edu/news/2006-04-06/religion.shtml

On April 6, 2006 Bryn Mawr Now reported, "Next week, the Office of Intercultural Affairs (OIA) and a variety of student organizations that have joined to create the new Interfaith Coalition will sponsor [Bryn Mawr] College's first-ever Religion on Campus Week, the OIA has announced. Aside from celebrations of important Christian and Jewish holidays, the week will offer a chance to look at...

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Atheist Renews Legal Battle Over Pledge of Allegiance

April 3, 2006

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/breaking_news/14251861.htm

On April 3, 2006 The Kansas City Star reported, "The children in Shauna Hammett’s kindergarten class faced a small American flag hanging from a wall at Pawnee Elementary School in Overland Park one recent Monday morning. Led by a child’s voice over the loudspeaker, they recited the Pledge of Allegiance. But if California atheist...

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Evangelical Christians Harbor Least Favorable View of Islam

March 22, 2006

Source: Inter Press Service News Agency

http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=32604

On March 22, 2006 Inter Press Service News Agency reported, "Evangelical Protestants tend to view Islam much more unfavourably than do mainline U.S. Protestants and Catholics, according to a new analysis of recent public opinion surveys published here Wednesday by the Pew Forum on Religion...

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Self-Identified “Bright” Defends Darwin Against the Religious Right

March 12, 2006

Source: The Observer

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,,1728920,00.html

On March 12, 2006 The Observer released an interview with Daniel Dennett, a stringent atheist and a philosopher. "Daniel Dennett has something of the look of those seventeenth-century puritan preachers who would talk for hours about the sins of the flesh. The gospel he has spent most of his life spreading, however, has nothing to do with supernatural vengeance; quite the...

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