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North Carolina High School To Allow Secular Club

Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion

(RNS) A North Carolina high school will allow the formation of a club for nonreligious students after a four-month standoff. The Secular Student Al...

When Will Boy Scouts Accept The Non-Religious?

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 07.21.2013 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

It's the right thing to do. And here's the bonus: Once the Boy Scouts open up to non-believers, they're going to discover they have a lot to contribute -- just as they've been contributing all along.

Years Later, Secular Student Group Recognized On A Religious Campus: Here's How It Happened

Chris Stedman | Posted 06.08.2013 | Religion
Chris Stedman

This long-overdue affirmation of secular students' place within an otherwise predominantly religious institution owes largely to precisely the kind of interfaith dialogue and collaboration that encourages mutual respect and solidarity between atheists and the religious, rather than scorn or derision.

At the University of Dayton, Diversity Is a Buzzword

Blake Page | Posted 05.05.2013 | College
Blake Page

This "diverse" and "accepting" university has expressly stated that it will never give the same rights to atheists that it currently gives to its LGBT, Muslim, or Jewish students.

Atheist Clubs On The Rise In U.S. High Schools

Posted 07.05.2012 | Education

With help from the Secular Student Alliance -- a national organization of more than 300 college-based clubs for freethinking students -- high school a...

Nontheistic Students On Campus: Understanding And Accommodating Them

Chris Stedman | Posted 11.22.2011 | Religion
Chris Stedman

While nonreligious student groups have a history of reaching out to religious groups for discussions and debates, the amount of cooperation in the last few years has increased drastically and broadened in scope.

Do Atheists Belong In The Interfaith Movement?

Chris Stedman | Posted 08.14.2011 | Religion
Chris Stedman

In my experience, interfaith work doesn't require that people check their convictions at the door, and if the only thing keeping atheists from participating is a semantic disagreement with the word "faith," I think that is a missed opportunity.

An Ordained Minister Visits The Creation Museum With Atheists

Rev. Jonathan Weyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Jonathan Weyer

In going to the Creation Museum, I would be visiting a place where I not only disagree theologically with people but also with their entire culture war mentality.

Atheist Students Find Their Place In The Interfaith Movement

Chris Stedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Stedman

When I first started doing interfaith work, I didn't see many other nonreligious people involved. Now, we're impossible to miss.