Ask Richard: Teaching My Kids Religious Tolerance and Science at the Same Time

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed for their privacy. Richard, My non-religious (as of yet) kids (ages eleven and eight) go to my in-law’s church occasionally when they stay over Saturday night. They then attend the Sunday school portion with their rather religious cousins. When they get home, we discuss what they talked about and [Read More...]

An Atheist Argues We Need More Religion in the Public Schools

Now that the Pew Forum has said atheists know more about religion than the religious, atheist Michael Tracey — current editorial intern at The Nation and former adversary of Mike Huckabee — argues that we need more religion in public schools. My proposal: courses in world religions should be mandatory for all public school students, [Read More...]

This Is What Happens When You Listen to Anti-Gay Groups

Here’s a frightening story about a politician cyber-bullying a college student: For nearly six months, Andrew Shirvell, an assistant attorney general for the state of Michigan, has waged an internet campaign against college student Chris Armstrong, the openly gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Using the online moniker “Concerned [Read More...]

The Need for a Humanist Chaplain at Tufts

Stephen Janick and Alexander Howard have an excellent op-ed in the Tufts Daily about the need for a Humanist chaplain at their school: While [Tufts Freethought Society] services the needs of its current membership through weekly meetings and the sponsorship of lecture series, its club status limits its ability to accommodate the needs of the [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...]