Can “Showing Love” Be a Hate Crime?

The University of Alberta Atheists and Agnostics group has a large banner hanging in the Central Academic Building of the school. Displaying a Scarlet A, the group’s name, and the words “Speak Out,” it’s supposed to encourage non-religious students to attend group meetings and perhaps even come out publicly as an atheist. Over the weekend, [Read More...]

How to Be an Atheist Activist

Vjack offers a solid list of steps anyone can take to become an atheist activist: Vote up good atheist-related material on Digg, Reddit, and/or StumbleUpon. This helps others find it. Take action on relevant action alerts you receive. This is typically as simply as making a phone call, signing an on-line petition, or sending a [Read More...]

Atheist Groups in the News

There are atheists in Idaho! The Boise State Secular Student Alliance is now open for business. (All they need is approval from the university… which should simply be a formality.) [President Lloyd] Lowe posted flyers around campus and found agnostic and atheist Boise State students on Facebook two weeks before the fall semester started. The [Read More...]

Meet the Secular Student Alliance

Secular Student Alliance board member Ashley Paramore put together a nifty video introducing the SSA board, staff, and even a couple advisory board members. The filming took place in Boston at a recent board meeting. A few of the names may be familiar to readers of this site. And… umm… I deny that any of [Read More...]

Student Travel Grants to Atheists Alliance International Convention

Atheist Alliance International will be hosting its annual convention on the Queen Mary ship in Long Beach, California from September 25th – 28th. The cost for student registration is $70 — with that, you’ll have access to the entire convention. Speakers include Lori Lipman Brown, PZ Myers, Michael Newdow, Michael Shermer, Jeremy Hall, and Mikey [Read More...]