“There’s more power to change minds in that moment than in a thousand debates.” Dale McGowan tells RNS why so many people conflate atheism with anti-theism and what atheists can gain from interfaith work.
If atheists are going to demand equal rights—and we should—we should also be prepared to advocate for the rights of other groups, regardless of whether or not we agree with them on the subject of God. Anything less is hypocritical.
Nigerian atheist Mubarak Bala, who was forcibly hospitalized, is still at risk—and the intersection of political religion and colonial-era laws is to blame.
Atheists are rightfully concerned about stigma. Pew’s latest poll is evidence that we’ve got some ground to cover before we’re socially accepted—and we should consider interfaith dialogue as a means of doing so.
‘Atheists in America’ editor Melanie Brewster tells RNS how anti-atheist bias impacts the mental health of atheists and explains why she wanted to be sure her new book “was not another tale of the ‘upper middle class straight white man’ leaving his faith.”
‘Understanding an Atheist’ author Kevin Davis shares his advice for atheists and theists struggling to relate to family members with different beliefs.
“I need to ask you something,” I said. “Do you think I’m going to Hell?” She inhaled sharply and said, “Yes.”
What can atheists learn from working with faith communities? Humanist Zach Cole reflects on what he learned from Zoroastrians, and why atheists should partner with religious communities for service to humanity.
The very idea of marrying across religious lines presents a challenge to many atheists, agnostics, and nonreligious people—with some suggesting that atheists and theists may seriously struggle in dating, marrying, or raising children together. ‘Being Both’ author Susan Katz Miller shares her thoughts.