(RNS) — Graduate Theological Union, a 60-year-old consortium of California seminaries and religious study centers, wants to think beyond the ivory tower.   Known for its interfaith focus, the interfaith institution isn’t interested in replacing religious degree programs, but it...
(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) — 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...
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Standing atop an approximately 8-foot-high ladder, Evan Clark tugged at a sign tightly nailed to a utility pole on the intersection of Echo Park and Bellevue avenues, just beyond the 101 freeway ramps.  The sign quoted...
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — A small atheist organization in Kenya is gaining ground in this largely Christian nation as it tackles political ideologies and human rights matters, wading into debates outside its usual critiques of religion. While the group has...
(RNS) — “God Is a Freak,” a new song by Australian artist Peach PRC, was rushed into release early Thursday (Feb. 3) after ex-evangelicals embraced a leaked TikTok clip of the track as a rallying cry against purity culture...
(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...
(RNS) — Since before the pandemic began, the boom in sales of tarot decks has served to complete a piece of the spiritual puzzle surrounding Generation Z: They may be famously areligious, but they are still getting their spiritual...
(RNS) — The internet phenomenon known as fanfiction has actually been around, in one form or another, at least since the 1800s. The term refers to writings by fans of a particular work of fiction using the same themes...
(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...