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?
Are atheists less prone to pareidolia? What drives partisanship among non-religious voters? What’s the link between tolerance, religiosity, and religious literacy? Thinking about the social research of atheists I’d be most interested in.
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.
Nick Fish is an experienced civil rights activist and president of American Atheists. In the activism matters series we meet activists and leaders working in a variety of atheist, humanist, and secularist spaces.
Dale McGowan author of Raising Freethinkers. Dale has been one of the most prominent authors talking about humanistic approaches to parenting, and his activism has encompassed a wide range of humanitarian work.
Mandisa Thomas is the founder and current president of Black Nonbelievers. “Walking by Sight, NOT Faith!” Their mission is to build community and provide support for black atheists and allies.
Welcome to part three in a five-part series re-examining The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. In this part I will be responding to Dawkins’ arguments on the naturalistic (predominantly Darwinian) roots of religion and morality.
Happy Pride! The disproportionate contribution of LGBT+ people to atheist, humanist, secularist and similar groups is something we should all be extremely grateful for. At times, this disproportionate contribution has literally paid my wages and has greatly enriched the groups that have provided a home for me. LGBT+ people have always been on the frontline in the fight against theocracy.
Many atheist, humanist and secularist groups loudly and proudly proclaim their trans-inclusivity. But if religious fundamentalists are the major drivers and funders of organised transphobia, why does it remain so prevalent in AHS+ spaces? Facts don’t care about your feelings Many of us in the AHS+ community rightly dismiss people’s feelings when they are usedContinue reading “The transphobia problem in AHS+”
‘AHS+ space’ is a way of thinking about the loose collection of atheist, humanist, secularist, skeptic, freethought, rationalist etc groups that make up our movement. In my experience, a lot of these groups have a crossover of members or followers. But the different groups reflect different approaches, priorities, and styles. I have compiled a listContinue reading “AHS+ space in the UK”