Atheism & Humanism

Atheist Ads to Adorn New York Subway Stations

October 21, 2009

Author: Evan Buxbaum

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/10/21/new.york.subway.ads/index.html

Some New Yorkers may want to reconsider exclaiming "Thank God" when arriving at their destination subway station beginning Monday.

Or at least that's what a coalition of eight atheist organizations are hoping, having purchased a month-long campaign that will place their posters in a dozen busy subway stations throughout Manhattan....

Read more about Atheist Ads to Adorn New York Subway Stations

Atheists Feel Left Out, Finds Faith Surveys

October 20, 2009

Author: Patsy McGarry

Source: The Irish Times

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2009/1020/1224257057606.html

Ireland's atheists feel discriminated against and left out of conversations with religious people, as well from the public sphere, according to new all-island faith surveys.

They have also found that 67 per cent of lay Irish people view ecumenism positively, but some complained it was too “...

Read more about Atheists Feel Left Out, Finds Faith Surveys

Atheism 3.0 Finds a Little More Room for Belief

October 15, 2009

Author: Daniel Burke

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/atheism_30_finds_a_little_more_room_for_belief1/

Bruce Sheiman doesn’t believe in God, but he does believe in religion. Setting aside the question of whether God exists, it’s clear that the benefits of faith far outweigh its costs, he argues in his new book, “An Atheist Defends Religion:...

Read more about Atheism 3.0 Finds a Little More Room for Belief
2000 Jun 26

NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers: “World Religions in America”

Mon Jun 26 (All day) to Fri Aug 4 (All day)

Location: 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
In the past thirty years, the religious landscape of the United States has changed significantly, in part because of the 1965 immigration act and the new population of immigrants who have come to the U.S. from all over the world. Today there are Islamic centers and mosques, Hindu and Buddhist temples and meditation centers, and Sikh gurdwaras in virtually every major American city. And today the encounter between people of different religious and cultural traditions takes place not only in the international arena, but in our own cities and neighborhoods, schools and city councils. School... Read more about NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers: “World Religions in America”
1999 Nov 18

Symposium on Civil Society and Multireligious America

Thu Nov 18 (All day) to Sat Nov 20 (All day)

Location: 

12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
In 1999, the Pluralism Project hosted two groundbreaking consultations on multireligious America, where for the first time, activists and representatives of diverse advocacy groups shared a common table. The second of these two meetings was a“Symposium on Civil Society and Multireligious America," which took a broad look at the issues of civil society. This event included a panel on public and private schools, and involved representatives from the White House, the Armed Forces Chaplains Board along with Pluralism Project affiliates and advisors. [flickr_set id=72157622509133350]
  • ...
Read more about Symposium on Civil Society and Multireligious America
1999 May 16

Consultation on Religious Discrimination and Accommodation

(All day)

Location: 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
In February 1999, the Pluralism Project was awarded a grant from the Ford Foundation to enable us to host a consultation on religious discrimination and accommodation. This consultation, held May 17 at Harvard University, brought together representatives from advocacy groups of America’s diverse religious traditions. Dr. Diana L. Eck, Project Director and Professor of Comparative Religions, moderated the lively conversation. Topics included religious needs and issues of discrimination in the “public square,” including the workplace, hospitals, and schools.

  • News Article: ...
Read more about Consultation on Religious Discrimination and Accommodation

One In 5 Americans May Be Secular By 2030

September 25, 2009

Author: Angela Abbamonte

Source: Religion News Service/Pew Forum Religion News

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=18769

The number of American adults who do not identify with a particular religion is growing and may comprise more than 20 percent of the population in two decades, according to a new study.

Conducted by researchers at Trinity College, the study, entitled "American Nones: The Profile of the No Religion Population,"...

Read more about One In 5 Americans May Be Secular By 2030

Secular Camp In Collin County Focuses On Questions, Not Answers

August 31, 2009

Author: Avi Selk

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/083109dnmetatheistcamp.3cc7357.html

"Mommy," 5-year-old Joseph recently asked Amie Parsons, "if Jesus was a carpenter and was real, and God isn't real, does that mean Jesus built the schools and buildings?"

Parsons, who describes herself as nonreligious, was delighted by her son's...

Read more about Secular Camp In Collin County Focuses On Questions, Not Answers

Beyond Belief: Atheists Push for Greater Visibility And Acceptance

August 24, 2009

Author: Jaweed Kaleem

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miamiherald.com/367/story/1165325.html

There's nothing unusual about churches advertising Sunday services, but South Florida atheists are turning that idea on its head: Why not promote the belief that there is no God?

"Most people are under the impression that atheists lack morals and ethics. We are trying to dispel that myth,'' said Ken Loukinen, founder of the 400-member Florida...

Read more about Beyond Belief: Atheists Push for Greater Visibility And Acceptance

Iowa Bus Driver Suspended Over Atheist Ad

August 19, 2009

Source: The Chicago Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-ia-atheistbuses-iowa,0,6880378.story

The Des Moines Regional Transit Authority has suspended a driver who refused to drive a bus bearing an ad for an atheist group.

Angela Shiel was suspended on Monday after she refused to drive a bus with an Iowa Atheists & Freethinkers ad on its side. The ad reads "Don't...

Read more about Iowa Bus Driver Suspended Over Atheist Ad

Pages