Category - atheist

  • August 5, 2013

    The lines in the John Lennon song are famous by now: "Imagine there's no religion... it's easy if you try..." But is it, and what would it mean?

  • January 9, 2013

    While over half of Americans claim to be Christian, the number of the unaffiliated has increased from 14 million in 1990 to 34 million in 2008. A new book explores the boundaries between belief and unbelief in a changing culture.

  • December 12, 2012

    A new report highlights the sometimes extreme limitations on freedom of thought for the non-religious in over 60 countries across the world.

  • August 22, 2012

    Conservative Scottish Christians are calling for a boycott of a talk by well-known atheist Richard Dawkins, scheduled for a book festival in late October.

  • August 13, 2012

    Festival of Spirituality and Peace in Edinburgh (3-27 August 2012) is an Interfaith and intercultural event; there are Jewish, Islamic, Christian and Daoist events, for example, as well as artists from every contintent but Antarctica, reports Katie MacFadyen. But what is the relationship between 'interfaith' and 'no faith'? Where do Secular Humanists fall in this atmosphere of inclusivity?

  • June 20, 2011

    The chair of Equality and Human Rights Commission has been asked to apologise to non-religious people for comments he made in a recent interview.

  • December 21, 2010

    It is all too easy for the state to become an idol, yet duty to humanity can sometimes outweigh obedience to the authorities, says Savi Hensman. The conscience case of atheist Michael Lyons is one that should cause Christians, among others, to think.

  • February 15, 2010

    A self-proclaimed atheist can continue to serve as a local pastor of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands, and no longer faces disciplinary action because of his controversial position on how to describe God.

  • January 8, 2009

    Supporters the separation of Church and State in the United States have filed a lawsuit seeking an end of the use of the term "so help me God" during President-elect Barack Obama's 20 January inauguration.

  • October 22, 2008

    Much church self-promotion misses the point, says Jonathan Bartley. the church to which church-leavers return must be different from the one they left. In other words, the solution is moving forward, not going back.