A Documentary About Anti-Caste System Activists in India

My friend Gregory Walsh is working on a documentary about a pair of human rights activists in India trying to make things better for the dalits (the “untouchables”) under the caste system. For 20 days, we lived and worked with two of Video Volunteers’ community correspondents, Varsha Jawalkgekar and Mukesh Rajak, producing a pair of [Read More...]

Life as a Black Atheist

Erin Williams of The Root interviewed Mark Hatcher about the difficulties of being an African-American living “outside of mainstream historically black religions.” This particular passage stood out: I have at least two long-term relationships terminated simply because of [my beliefs]… I almost feel a responsibility, when I’m interested in someone, to just put it out [Read More...]

The Atheist Movement… Post-Reason Rally

Dave Silverman, the president of American Atheists, gave a talk at the 2012 Secular Student Alliance conference answering the question: “Now what?” This was shortly after the Reason Rally and Silverman was telling the crowd what the Rally accomplished and where we can/should go from here: As always, leave the timestamps of your favorite moments [Read More...]

Secular Coalition for America Announces Phase Five of Expansion

Phase Five of the Secular Coalition for America’s plan to create state chapters across the country begins this week with conference calls for people interested in creating the chapters! If you’d like to help be a part of the SCA’s efforts in the Phase Five states, all the details are at the links below. Take [Read More...]

This Is Why We Celebrate Banned Books Week

This is librarian James Klise‘s take on why he loves celebrating Banned Books Week: I support any person’s right to read anything he or she chooses. In my own library each year, we celebrate Banned Books Week with a showy shelf display and signs encouraging students to check out a “banned book.” In doing so, [Read More...]


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