How the Atheist Community Can Reach Out to Hispanics

I recently attended a talk by PZ Myers at Murray State University. It was titled: The Inescapable Conflict Between Science and Religion. The talk, as you might expect, was really good, but that is not exactly what I want to talk about today. I want to talk about one of the questions that caught my attention after the presentation. A student asked, “How can we attract more African Americans to our group and have a more diverse atheist community?” PZ answered the question by saying: “Ask the African Americans in the audience and they might be able to give you a better answer than mine.” [Read more...]

In Chile, An Atheist Preaches Science in Front of a Church

This is what you miss when you don’t read Chilean newspapers.

TL;IS;DR (too long; in Spanish; didn’t read): An atheist with a loudspeaker is telling his religious neighbors there’s no god :) [Read more...]

Local Atheist Group Leaders Working to Diversify Membership

The Frederick News-Post has a great article featuring Heatherly Hodges, the coordinator of the Frederick Secular Humanists (FRESH), and David Tamayo, founder and president of the Hispanic American Freethinkers: A social worker in Frederick, Hodges said she’s also trying to add a social and community outreach component to the group meetings. “My social work is [Read More...]

Latinos Are Losing Their Religion

Back in April, the Pew Hispanic Center released the results (PDF) of a nationwide poll showing that non-religious Latinos were growing faster than we might have imagined: As you can see from those images, 14% of U.S. Hispanics are religiously unaffiliated and more “Americanized” Hispanics are less religious than their foreign-born counterparts. NBCLatino reports on [Read More...]

New Study Shows Generation X Has Grown Less Religious Over Time

In 2008, the American Religious Identification Survey released its results and they looked amazing for those of us who know better than to believe in god. The percentage of people categorizing themselves as having “no religion” went up in every state: Now, Barry A. Kosmin & Juhem Navarro-Rivera have gone through the data specifically relating [Read More...]