Susan Jacoby Speaks About the Dearth of Women in the Secular Movement

At the Center for Inquiry’s 2012 Women in Secularism Conference, Susan Jacoby (author of the books The Age of American Unreason and Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism) spoke about “The Dearth of Women in the Secular Movement“: I haven’t had a chance to watch the full speech yet, but if any particular parts stand [Read More...]

Secular Coalition for America Plans State-by-State Expansion

The Secular Coalition for America plans to establish state chapters across the country by the end of this year because many of the issues we fight for are put in jeopardy at the state level. Executive Director Edwina Rogers elaborates: “In our current U.S. Congress, 38 percent of Representatives held local office first,” said Rogers. [Read More...]

Could America’s First and Only Openly-Atheist Congressperson Lose His Seat This November?

Pete Stark is in trouble. For years, Stark has represented California’s 13th congressional district in the House of Representatives. He has served since 1973. He’s currently the longest serving member of Congress from California. But now there’s a rule change in effect: In 2010, California’s voters approved Proposition 14, which replaced the conventional party primaries [Read More...]

God’s Hangover

(via The Atheist Pig) [Read more...]

Atheists Help the Homeless in Dallas/Fort Worth

I mentioned last week that there was now a Dallas/Ft. Worth chapter of Atheists Helping the Homeless (which started in Austin). Their first giveaway was this past weekend and it was a *huge* success. They had 23 volunteers and a large turnout from people who needed their help. Congratulations to LaDonna Davies and her crew [Read More...]