The Largest Ever Gathering of Black Atheists

Last weekend, the Center For Inquiry recently hosted an African Americans for Humanism conference in Washington, D.C. At nearly 60 guests, it was arguably the largest gathering of non-religious African Americans ever (at least if we’re talking about meeting specifically as atheists). Writer Jamila Bey was there and writes about the event at The Root: [Read More...]

Stolen Mojave Cross Replaced

Last week, the Mojave cross at the center of the recent Salazar v. Buono Supreme Court decision was stolen. Now, someone has put a new cross in its place: The National Park Service said in a press release Thursday afternoon that the replica cross would be removed. Late Thursday, Mojave National Preserve spokeswoman Linda Slater [Read More...]

Post The First — Why Is This Stuff So Darn Hard To Begin With

Hemant’s note: Brittany Meyer is a guest-blogger who will be writing exclusively about law-related issues. You can read her bio here. … Church and State cases are often very difficult, legally and constitutionally, and the “right” answer is always elusive. It’s almost impossible to completely comply with the establishment clause, “congress shall make no law [Read More...]

Draw Muhammad Day: A Compilation

Why should we draw Muhammad? Because Muslims say we can’t. They say any depiction of Muhammad is offensive, whether he’s angry or smiling or not even human. The Muhammad who was recently depicted on South Park did not need to be censored. The stick figure drawings of Muhammad that appeared on college campuses over the [Read More...]

Visiting Oregon This Friday

Just a reminder that I’ll be speaking at the University of Oregon (in the city of Eugene) this Friday night for the Alliance of Happy Atheists. All the details can be found here! The event is free and we’ll all be going out for dinner afterwards! Hope you can make it. [Read more...]