(AP) — As turmoil spreads through the Middle East, American Jews and Muslims have been forming alliances to build trust and seek solidarity in more ambitious ways than in the past, a sharp contrast to the violence engulfing their homelands this week.
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As we begin 2015, here's a look back at the most read 'Faitheist' posts from last year—from whether or not atheists can be fundamentalists to why atheists shouldn't call religion a mental illness.
In part two of his conversation with RNS, 'Life After Faith' author Philip Kitcher explores how to disentangle ethics from religion, the connection between values and community, and why doubt is just the beginning of Humanism.
Last weekend the number of "godless congregation" Sunday Assembly locations more than doubled. Here's why their rapid growth is a welcome reminder of the value of working with and learning from others.
"I became an atheist because I'm not a joiner," CNN host S.E. Cupp says in a recent video. 'Atheists aren't joiners' is a common stereotype—but that doesn't mean we can't be 'joiners,' or that there aren't potential benefits.
Rev. Galen Guengerich, author of the new book 'God Revised: How Religion Must Evolve in a Scientific Age', tells RNS that religion must evolve—and that nontheists should embrace it.
'A History of Religion in 5½ Objects' author S. Brent Plate talks with RNS about atheist rituals, how art and objects are connected to blasphemy, and why religion is about more than just belief.
SAN ANSELMO, Calif. (RNS) Innovation only makes sense when we recognize the broken, see the failure and our part in it.
'True Detective' and 'The Good Wife' are putting atheist characters in the spotlight. To celebrate the rise of atheists on TV, here are five of the best nontheist TV characters from the last five years.
Can you be a Jewish atheist? It depends on who you ask.
Tom was a trailblazer—an openly gay man working as a professional atheist in a time when both of those things were far more stigmatized than they are today, he founded the Humanist Chaplaincy in 1974 as a home for Harvard’s atheist, agnostic, and...
For what is likely the first time ever, a group of nontheists have founded a citywide Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day of Service. Here's how a group of atheists and agnostics launched Flagstaff, Arizona's first MLK Day of Service.
Atheism was in the headlines perhaps more than ever before in 2013. To highlight some of atheism’s defining moments and trends from the last year, I worked with a panel of ten writers, scholars, and activists to come up with ten major moments or...
SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) Kevin Finch may be a minister, but he doesn't proselytize through Big Table, a nonprofit organization that serves the city's restaurant and hospitality industry. The only goal of the Big Table dinners, he says, is to...
NEWARK, N.J. (RNS) As friction over the New York police spying on New Jersey's Muslims continues to grow, the state's top FBI officer said the uproar is damaging his agency's ability to gather important counterterrorism intelligence...