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How to read (and think) like an atheist

There were two categories of teenagers in the 1950s: those who could name one book by an atheist and those … Continued

Is Gun Ownership Christian?

Who is to blame for the 500 child deaths in 2011 related to gun violence? Christian leaders say: not us.

Presidential scorecard by religiously unaffliated yields no ‘clear-cut option’

In October, the Secular Coalition for America released the 2012 Presidential Candidate Scorecard, which rates each of the presidential candidates … Continued

Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan: Does Islam give you a right to education?

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Pakistani civil society activists carry placards with a photograph of the gunshot victim Malala Yousafzai as they shout … Continued

Nonbelievers to rally for unbelief in Washington

Thousands of atheists and nonbelievers will gather this Saturday (March 24) on the National Mall in Washington for the “Reason … Continued

Why does Santorum despise the separation of church and state?

Secular-baiting has become something of an art form in high GOP circles ever since Newt Gingrich began his pioneering explorations … Continued

Embrace secularism; keep religion out of politics

Last week, most leaders of the Republican Party condemned the statement of the Rev. Robert Jeffress that Mormonism is a … Continued

Newt Gingrich’s Catholicism and his 2012 penance

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks to a cheering crowd during the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Thursday … Continued

The secular best and the worst of 2010

I’ve always tried to avoid engaging in the hoary journalistic practice of filling space at the end of December by … Continued

The Constitution is not an idol

In battling the right-wing argument that the framers of the Constitution never intended to separate church and state because the … Continued

LGBTQ find unexpected hope

Today’s guest blogger is Robert Chlala, a Campus Engagement Associate at Interfaith Youth Core. He has worked with youth community … Continued

Every secular vote must be counted in this election

The dramatic year 1968, when I cast my first unhappy presidential vote for Democrat Hubert H. Humphrey, was also the … Continued

A chance at greatness

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann said that anti-Muslim rhetoric in America is bad news … Continued

France, Spain and Syria: To ban or not to ban the burqa?

This week France’s Parliament moved a step closer to a ban on covering one’s face in public; Spain moved to … Continued

Why — and How — We Need to Talk About Islam and Terrorism Together

The only way to defeat terrorists is to promote a faith that is not threatened by other beliefs.

Immigration charitable, but unsustainable

Q: Illegal immigrants are flouting U.S. laws, but does affluent America (or Arizona for that matter) have a larger moral … Continued

Our Secular Coalition visit to the White House

Representatives from the Secular Coalition for America met with White House officials on February 26 to discuss issues of concern … Continued

Palestine must be a secular state

By Hussein IbishSenior Fellow, American Task Force on Palestine As Palestinians press the international community to live up to its … Continued

Let A Thousand Weddings Bloom

New Hampshire became the sixth state to let gay couples wed. The new law was approved after revisions exempted members … Continued

Faith-Based Hiring, No Faith-Based Serving

Should the Obama Administration let faith-based programs that receive government grants discriminate against those they hire or serve? 1…..The only … Continued