When my sister was pregnant with her third child, I received an ultrasound image in the mail. Attached to it was a handwritten note: “Would you be my godfather… er… sponsor… ah… special person? You know what I mean.”
True religious freedom won’t be accomplished by platitudes. It requires a comprehensive and balanced approach that’s all too often missing from the field.
Atheist musician Jeremy Messersmith tells RNS how his experiences as a former Christian inspired his most recent album, what he believes now, and why relating to his religious family can feel like going to a Renaissance Festival.
Last weekend the number of “godless congregation” Sunday Assembly locations more than doubled. Here’s why their rapid growth is a welcome reminder of the value of working with and learning from others.
“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.”