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The world’s largest secular democracy has just moved further away from its foundational secular ideals, part of a global phenomenon that alarms the Freedom From Religion Foundation. India, like the United States, was established as a secular, ...
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Weddings conducted by Humanists UK celebrants in England and Wales grew in 2016 from the previous year, with Humanists UK now conducting more weddings than the Baptists for the first time in history – therefore becoming the fifth biggest provider ...
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By Kate Hobson For Dying Matters Awareness Week, a national week dedicated to promoting healthy conversations about death and dying, humanist celebrant Kate Hobson talks about the privilege of conducting humanist funerals. When people ask me what...
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The National Secular Society has submitted a third-party intervention to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in a key case concerning religious education in schools. The case, Papageorgiou and Others v. Greece, concerns two Greek students ...
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We at the American Humanist Association love welcoming new chapters and affiliates, and hearing about the opportunities these groups provide humanists to meet each other, share ideas, and work together. Our groups gather throughout the year and ...
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The Welsh Government has published its proposed new curriculum for Wales, and its new Humanities area of learning is just as inclusive of humanism as it is of the major world religions. The change, which Wales Humanists has long campaigned for, is ...
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Researcher Barry A. Kosmin knows a thing or two about the “nones.” In fact, the founding director of the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture (ISSSC) coined the term to describe those who, when asked their religion or ...
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Faith-based adoption agencies sued the state of Michigan on Monday, challenging a settlement that prevents them from refusing to put children in LGBT homes for religious reasons. Read the rest by clicking below. ...
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In the federal appeals court Friday, the atheist didn't have a prayer. A U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit sided with Father Patrick Conroy, the House chaplain, in ruling that he could not be ordered to allow a self-described atheist to ...
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The National Secular Society has welcomed a decision from a council in eastern Scotland to withdraw voting rights from unelected church representatives who sit on its education committees. Perth and Kinross Council became the first of Scotland's ...
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Humanists UK and Faith to Faithless have submitted written evidence to the UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill stating that proposed reforms to the law to protect victims of domestic abuse do not go far enough. The ...
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For the first time ever, the annual conference of the American Humanist Association (AHA) (June 7–9) will be a virtual conference, streamed live from five locations around the country—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Houston, Texas; Claremont, ...
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A group of high-profile campaigners including politicians, academics, religious leaders, and humanists have urged the Government to ban new state schools which can select 100% of pupils based on their religious beliefs, warning that segregating more ...
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AtheistNews 6 TN Apr 23 Apr 23 00 comments
The Missouri House recently passed HB 267, a bill that would encourage public schools to provide elective Christian Bible classes.Tomorrow, the Senate Education Committee will hold a hearing on this legislation. This is our chance to stop this ...
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The number of people who say they are non-religious in Great Britain has risen by 46% in seven years, according to data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). The ONS found that the number of people who said they were non-religious in the ...
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For the first time "No Religion" has topped a survey of Americans' religious identity, according to a new analysis by a political scientist. The non-religious edged out Catholics and evangelicals in the long-running General Social Survey. Ryan ...
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AtheistNews 6 TN Apr 13 Apr 13 00 comments
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee House has advanced legislation prohibiting the state from funding health care facilities that offer abortion with state tax dollars because support of abortion is tied to "secular humanism." House members ...
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UK The National Secular Society is delighted to announce that human rights barrister Geoffrey Robertson QC will hand out the Secularist of the Year prize at its Secularism 2019 conference. Geoffrey is an academic, author, broadcaster and NSS ...
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If we didn’t teach children the alphabet, how would they learn how to spell? If we gave students incorrect information in math class, how could we expect them to manage their money (or most other aspects of life)? How can we prepare children to ...
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AtheistNews 6 TN Apr 8 Apr 8 00 comments
how true !!!
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Fadi does not believe in God, and he is terrified. In a Baghdad cafe, the medical student sits far from other customers, and glances over his shoulder to make sure nobody is watching and listening. “I am afraid of being discovered — then I ...
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The international atheist day was on March 23. This date has been set aside to highlight the struggles of atheists worldwide. People who do not believe in God are the oldest and most persecuted minority in the world. Incidentally, little attention ...
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The American Humanist Association’s February master class for humanist leaders, “Building Communities to Counter White Nationalism,” brought eleven impassioned leaders together in a Washington, DC, conference room to think through multiple ...
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A network of Memphis charter schools is facing questions and a potential lawsuit over an agreement with the Catholic Dioceses of Memphis. Compass Community Schools is leasing six campuses from the Catholic Diocese of Memphis ...
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The National Secular Society has expressed qualified support for proposed reforms to religious education and relationships and sexuality education (RSE) in Wales in response to two government consultations. The responses came after the Welsh ...
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