Remembering Madalyn Murray O’Hair, 15 Years Later

It was this day 15 years ago when Madalyn Murray O’Hair, the most famous atheist of her time, was murdered by a former employee. It’s hard to find people these days who have anything nice to say about her. For all she did — like getting mandatory prayer out of public school — she was [Read More...]

Why Are Atheists/Agnostics the Most Religiously Literate Groups?

When a new survey that showcases atheists in a good or bad light is released, we’re all writing about it somewhere or another. After the Pew Forum’s recent study on US Religious Knowledge showed that atheists scored higher on basic religious literacy than any faith group, there are a lot of responses out there from [Read More...]

Public School System Partners with Religious Leaders

Henrico County Public Schools in Virginia are having meetings with religious leaders. One already took place and another is happening next month: Henrico County Public Schools will host two upcoming breakfast meetings for local faith-based leaders. Superintendent Dr. Patrick Russo will welcome the religious leaders and directly encourage their organizations to partner with Henrico County [Read More...]

Who Should Win Harvard’s Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism?

For the past few years, the “Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism” has been given out by the Harvard Secular Society on behalf of the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard and the American Humanist Association. The first year, the award went to author Salman Rushdie. The second award went to lead singer of Bad Religion, [Read More...]

How Ignorant About Religion Are Religious Americans?

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life has just released a new study on US Religious Knowledge. The conclusion: Too many people know jack about faith. More than four-in-ten Catholics in the United States (45%) do not know that their church teaches that the bread and wine used in Communion do not merely symbolize [Read More...]