Created by Donald Wright (author of The Only Prayer I’ll Ever Pray: Let My People Go) in 2011, the National Day of Solidarity’s mission is to promote community and solidarity among blacks in America who identify as non-theists. In the face of the highly religious climate in the Black community, as well as the predominantly White presence in the freethought community, Black atheists often feel as if they are completely isolated. The Day of Solidarity encourages in-person fellowship, recognition of historic and current Black freethinkers, and the pursuit of Humanist strategies to solve the problems facing humanity — especially those affecting the Black community. [Read more...]
My grandfather recently died. He was old — 91 — and had Parkinson’s disease. His physical well-being had declined over the years and it had been hard to watch, especially because he was still very mentally sharp. My grandfather was a retired professor and one of the smartest people I’d ever known. He, like the [Read More...]
Earlier this week, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati fired Mike Moroski, an assistant principal at Purcell Marian High School, for showing “poor judgment” and violating the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.