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(RNS) — According to sociologist Ryan Burge, we’re living in a golden age of data about religion in the United States. There’s little excuse for some of the false narratives that keep floating around. I recently interviewed Burge over...
ATLANTA (RNS) — As many gathered for Easter and Passover festivities over the weekend, an estimated 550 atheists, freethinkers, humanists and other nonbelievers converged on Atlanta for the American Atheists’ national convention. Typically held on Easter weekend, the annual...
(RNS) — Atheists in the U.S. are more likely to hide their beliefs if they are women, Republicans, if they live in the South or if they’ve previously been religious, according to new research by Rice and West Virginia...
(RNS) — When Crystal Cheatham, a Black woman who grew up in a Seventh-day Adventist church she described as fundamentalist, came out as a lesbian, her church didn’t accept it. That rejection led to a rejection of her own...
(RNS) — Visitors to Patheos, the multifaith media platform that hosts commentary from writers in many of the world’s religions, may have noticed some changes lately. Its nonreligious channel has become an empty hulk, bereft of most of the familiar...
(RNS) — A long-haired man in skinny jeans is greeted by cheers, raised hands and an orange-tinted spotlight as he steps onto a platform. “If you want to succeed in this world, you have to build something that has...
“Trend in Americans’ Belief in God” Graphic courtesy of Gallup (RNS) — Belief in God has been one of the strongest, most reliable markers of the persistence of American religiosity over the years. But a new Gallup Poll suggests...
(RNS) — A survey of nonreligious people reveals that women are more likely than others to encounter stigma and discrimination in nearly every area of their lives — social media, education, employment, the military and within their families — because...
(RNS) — Testifying in California in 1964 before the state Assembly, the Rev. William J. Kenneally, president of St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, declared: “Women who do not want to become mothers should not engage in acts leading to...
(RNS) — Bobbie Kirkhart was known for being an atheist, but the owner and host of Heretic House in Los Angeles, who died at age 78 on Oct. 31, was a pioneer who championed atheism not as merely nonbelief...