Controversy over Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s rescinded honorary doctorate continues, with many framing it as an unforgivable insult to a prominent women’s rights activist. Sarah Jones says the reality is a bit more complicated.
In an effort to understand the growing exodus from organized religion among Americans, many people get some things about the religiously unaffiliated (or “Nones”) wrong. Here are three of them.
Some Christians believe that faith without works is dead. Perhaps we could say the same of atheism. Fortunately, more and more nontheists are demonstrating that atheism is alive and well.
Acclaimed actor, comedian, author, and activist Stephen Fry speaks with RNS about why he decided to narrate a new video series for the British Humanist Association and how Humanism informs his approach to life.
Atheists and Humanists have long been involved in Unitarian Universalism. But the idea of religious atheists is controversial among many atheists. Maria Greene of the Unitarian Universalist Humanist Association speaks with RNS.
Saudi Arabia has classified atheism as a form of terrorism. Sarah Jones explains why it isn’t accurate for Western atheists to claim they’re “illegal in Saudi Arabia” and why they should instead amplify the voices of Saudi human rights activists.
“What’s the biggest misconception people have about atheists?” Several secular leaders weigh in for RNS. Read their thoughts and share yours.
Dr. Anthony B. Pinn speaks with RNS about his new book and how atheists can get better at talking about the intersections of race, ethnicity, and nontheism.
Qasim Rashid is a Muslim who frequently advocates for atheists—surprising some theists and atheists alike. He talks with RNS about his advocacy, his book, and more.