Ethics vs. Religious Education in Australia

Last month, Julie Cowe wrote about religious education in Australian schools. Essentially, Australian law mandates that students receive one hour of religious training per week. The Christians who run these services get tens of millions of dollars per year to make this happen. What happens if parents don’t want their kids wasting their time in [Read More...]

FFRF Featured in New York Times

In case you missed it, there was a fantastic article about the Freedom From Religion Foundation in the New York Times on Saturday. They were featured because of their recent court victory in which a judge declared the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional. The court ruling drew fire from the private National Day of Prayer [Read More...]

Secular Student Takes on Texas Creationist in Interview

My friend Matt LaClair, a Secular Student Alliance board member, co-hosts a radio show called Equal Time for Freethought. Tonight, his guest will be Don McLeroy, a young-Earth creationist leader on the Texas Board of Education. He’s one of the people responsible for the revised History standards and a proponent of Creationism in the classroom. [Read More...]

Could an Atheist Be the UK’s Next Leader?

How much do I know about British politics? This much: |—| But here’s what I do know: Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrats’ new leader, has defied political convention with a frank admission that he is an atheist. During a round of media broadcasts on the morning after his election to the post, he was asked [Read More...]

Building a Relationship With the White House

Jesse Galef recently spoke at the Secular Student Alliance’s 2010 New England Leadership Summit about that meeting between atheists and the White House. If you want to hear the details of the event, what was discussed (as far as Jesse is allowed to tell), and how we can continue this line of communication, this is [Read More...]