Whatever the limitations of ‘nonreligious’ as a category, the Census shows how an assumption of religiosity can lead to marginalisation and undervaluing in public policy and equality monitoring.
LGBT rights have long been a priority issue for the atheist movement. But many in our movement are susceptible to ‘gender critical’ and transphobic argument, they feel are rational or controversial. Socratic questioning may help address these ideas.
In activism matters we meet activists and leaders working in a variety of atheist, humanist, and secularist spaces. This week we spoke with Tim Wright New Zealand Humanists’ relatively new president, and longstanding member Gaylene Middleton.
Activism matters is a series where we meet activists and leaders working in a variety of atheist, humanist, and secularist spaces. This week I spoke with Nathan Alexander and Todd Tavares, hosts of the Beyond Atheism podcast.
A new series explores the challenges and opportunities facing atheist, humanist, secularist, and similar communities in a post-pandemic world. The series includes practical advice and strategic analysis, starting with asking, how many AHS+ groups do we need?
Selectively labelling particular positive or negative manifestations of religion as ‘real’, however well intentioned, undermines pluralism, privileges particular unevidenced beliefs and bolsters both religious supremacism and anti-religious bigotry.
Are atheists less prone to pareidolia? What drives partisanship among nonreligious voters? What’s the link between tolerance, religiosity, and religious literacy? Thinking about the social research of atheists I’d be most interested in.
Democracy has played a crucial role in atheist, humanist, and secularist philosophy. To achieve their political and social goals, the atheist, and wider AHS+ movement must support proportional representation.
Activism matters is a new interview series where we meet activists and leaders working in a variety of atheist, humanist, and secularist spaces. This week we spoke with Paul Golin, executive director of the Society for Humanistic Judaism.
9/11 changed the way we talk about religious fundamentalism and helped pave the way for the new atheist movement. But the influence of post 9/11 attitudes and foreign policy on the atheist movement since may be more nuanced and overstated than some narratives suggest.