As a racially polarized nation awaits the grand jury decision on the officer who killed unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, atheists and Humanists must step up on addressing STEM segregation and racism.
Articles tagged “agnosticism”
Why does Richard Dawkins, an experienced communicator who once served as Oxford’s Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science, say that he feels misunderstood and muzzled?
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.
What we celebrate when we recognize Carl Sagan Day is not only Sagan himself. We are really celebrating this amazing cosmos in which we live—and our capacity within it to experience beauty, make meaning, and find purpose.
“It feels as if there is no consistency in the decisions being made—and as such, it rings alarm bells in my mind,” Dr. Jason Heap, the first Humanist chaplain applicant for the U.S. Navy, tells RNS.
“There is a very powerful minority—about 19 percent—of military personnel representing evangelistic and anti-atheist constituencies in the military.” Former U.S. Army Captain and President of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers Jason Torpy speaks with RNS.
Author Thomas Page McBee tells RNS about the religious themes of “Man Alive,” the influence of his agnostic mother, religion and the transgender community, and how men can address their own privilege.
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.
In Joni Eareckson Tada’s world, the real tragedy isn’t that Brittany Maynard is terminally ill. It’s that she’s chosen to manage her suffering in a way Tada finds personally offensive.