Michael Tracey Responds To Your Comments

This is a guest post by Michael Tracey. He is a journalist in Brooklyn, New York. *** My previous post seems to have whipped up a bit of consternation among the commenters, so I thought I would reply to a few objections raised. Why does Michael Tracey get to decide who qualifies as Christian? I [Read More...]

Secular Groups Issue Report on Anti-Atheist Discrimination Around the World

Back in August, five secular organizations — the American Humanist Association, Center for Inquiry, International Humanist and Ethical Union, Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, and Secular Coalition for America — met with the U.S. Department of State’s Office of International Religious Freedom. At the meeting, they presented a report on instances of anti-atheist [Read More...]

Montreal City Council Member Accused of Anti-Semitism After Questioning Policies

The Vision Montréal city council adjourned for Yom Kippur on Wednesday, as usual, despite the challenge of one councilwoman. Anie Samson said that maybe there was a better way to handle religious holidays than to dismiss council meetings: The city should not suspend its work for a holiday of one religious community but not others, she said, and added that three [Read More...]

Announcing the Secular Coalitions for South Carolina and Pennsylvania!

A few months ago, Secular Coalition for America Executive Director Edwina Rogers embarked on an ambitious plan to launch affiliates in every state before the end of the year. We already have Secular Coalitions in Arizona, Alabama, and Colorado. Today, the SCA is adding two more states to their list: South Carolina and Pennsylvania! The [Read More...]

International Humanist Group Denounces Blasphemy Laws to UN’s Human Rights Council

A representative from the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), which has delegations at the United Nations in New York and in Geneva as an accredited NGO, spoke on Tuesday at a meeting of the UN’s Human Rights Council. IHEU rep Josephine Macintosh issued this statement — and “received a very warm reception” — denouncing [Read More...]