Secular Student Alliance Announces Scholarships for Young Activists

For the first time ever, the Secular Student Alliance is giving away scholarships, ranging from $250 to $500, to student activists in college or grad school:



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It’s Still Hard to Be an Atheist in America, Says the BBC

When I was at the Secular Student Alliance conference in Ohio last month, a reporter from the BBC was there to speak with some of the students. The article is now out — and it’s riddled with mistakes, I have to point out — but this passage is indicative of just how hard it still is (in some places) to be an atheist:



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Secular Student Alliance Announces Free Membership for All Students

Whoa. The Secular Student Alliance just announced that membership to all students (of any age group) is now free:



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The Best Protest Sign You’ll Ever See Against a Homophobic Preacher

This wonderful photo of a student mocking notorious campus preacher Brother Jed has been making the rounds online, especially after it received a stamp of approval from George Takei:



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High School Atheist Gives TEDxYouth Talk About the Obstacles He Faced in Forming a Secular Student Group

Jordan Balderas just graduated from high school, and he spent his senior year trying to start a group for atheists and Agnostics at his school called “Youth for Truth.” (The name, he says, suggests that they’re searching for truth, not that they alone possess it.)

He was successful… but, in a talk for a TEDxYouth event, Jordan spoke about all the hoops he had to jump through to make that group a reality:



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