The state of the black church is still strong, but a sizable percentage of African-Americans are losing their faith — the most recent count (PDF) by the Pew Research Center in 2012 put the number at 15% unaffiliated:
We talk about the importance of reaching out to minority atheists all the time, but more often than not, “minority” as we use it just means “black.” Latino atheists are usually ignored in that context.
Today marks the release of philosopher AC Grayling‘s latest book The God Argument: The Case against Religion and for Humanism: Grayling is also the author of The Good Book: A Humanist Bible. He’ll be one of the keynote speakers at the American Atheists convention in Austin, Texas this weekend. [Read more...]