The Week in Review: Law and Atheism 1/17/2013

Reproductive Rights News Update This week, Pew Research Center released new polling data that seems to indicate that even among pro-life people, support  for reproductive rights is at an all-time high.  There seems to be more acceptance that abortions should be safe and legal when they do occur, even if these people would not choose [Read More...]

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Zach Kopplin: still a little guy, even though he’s doing big things.

I was reading this article about Zach Kopplin, who is a one-man wrecking crew against creationism down in Louisiana.  Most of us know all the good things that Zach is doing, but this is the part that stood out to me. “This was a pivotal moment for me,” Kopplin told io9. “I had always been [Read More...]

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Michele Bachman and the House Intelligence Committee

Anne here – If you haven’t already signed it, I’d like to issue a WWJTD activism alert for the petition by the People for the American Way to remove Michele Bachmann the House Intelligence Committee. There are any number of reasons for doing this, but primary among them is that she has never met a [Read More...]

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The Week in Review: Law and Atheism, 1/10/13

Although it isn’t legal news, necessarily, it is related to activism: let’s celebrate that Malala Yousafzai has been released from the hospital in Birmingham, England, pending another round of surgery, which should take place several weeks from now. Word is that her family will not be returning to Pakistan. Since the Taliban has vowed to [Read More...]

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American Atheists giving away piles of scholarship cash.

American Atheists is giving away three scholarships. The Founders’ Scholarships grant a first-place award of $2,000 and runner-up award of $1,000 to atheist students going to college. The awards are given every year at the American Atheists National Convention. The Founders’ Scholarship program was founded by Life Members Barbara J. Baldock, Dr. Phillip Butler, Rice [Read More...]

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American Atheists seeking new communications director.

Teresa MacBain is leaving American Atheists (on good terms, to be closer to her family).  But that means they’ll need a new communications director. Reporting to the President, the Public Relations Director will set and guide the strategy for all public relations messages and communications, including but not limited to website content, blogging, Facebook content, [Read More...]

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Volunteer for Camp Quest Kansas City!

I have volunteered at Camp Quest Ohio for the last two years and I will likely do so again this coming summer.  It’s about the closest thing to magic as I’ve ever experienced.  Being a part of young people developing critical thinking skills and, frankly, watching many of them know more about religion and science [Read More...]

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The Week in Review – Law and Atheism 12/27/12

Things have been sort of insane in my life over the last few weeks, so I’m horribly late posting legal updates – for which I apologize. I was the target of a home-invasion robbery the night of December 6 – you can read about it on my blog – and the details of putting my [Read More...]

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Activism: How to Address Those Nativity Scenes

Reader Question: I live in a small village in Ohio just outside of Cincinnati and there is the usual awful nativity scene on what I think is public land (a small park beside main street). As far as I can tell, nobody has ever challenged the Christian monopoly in a place like this, but I’d [Read More...]

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Activism Alert: Be Counted!

  This may not seem like much, but it really does matter. Atheist Alliance International has a new project: a census of the world’s atheists.  The purpose of the project is to collect demographic information on the world’s non-religious people. The data collected will definitely help the secularist movement. We will have numbers – even [Read More...]

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