First Openly Nontheistic Member of Congress

Next Monday, March 12, the Secular Coalition for America will be making history when they announce the first openly nontheistic member of Congress! Read more information here. Just to reiterate: Congress. Not a local mayor. Or dogcatcher. Someone’s also getting the $1,000 prize… [tags]atheist, atheism, congress, Secular Coalition for America, Congress[/tags] [Read more…]

Interview with Co-Directors of The Brights’ Net

After the 2002 “Godless Americans March On Washington,” Paul Geisert was upset. … the choice of the name “Godless” for the march [distressed Geisert]… and he [searched] feverishly for an alternative name to use in unifying such a gamut of individuals. Not long after the march, Geisert coined a new term for this group of [Read More…]

Military Atheists Join Secular Coalition

The Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers (MAAF) has recently joined the Secular Coalition for America. As the SCA’s press release notes: In addition to community services, MAAF takes action to educate both the military and civilian community about atheism in the armed forces and the issues faced by atheist service members. MAAF identifies, examines, [Read More…]

The New Humanism Conference

The Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard University along with the Secular Student Alliance are teaming up for a once-in-a-lifetime conference. The conference will take place on the Harvard campus on April 20 and 21. Speakers include: Novelist Salman Rushdie 2002 International Humanist of the Year Amartya Sen 1999 American Humanist of the Year E.O. Wilson 2006 [Read More…]

Oxford Union Debate

This isn’t news. It’s just a good read. A couple years ago (May 26, 2005), the Oxford Union held a debate on the following issue: American religion undermines American values. Against this proposition were Richard Lowry (editor of National Review), Eric Metaxas (director of Socrates in the City) and Joseph Loconte (Fellow at The Heritage [Read More…]