Monthly Archives: April 2013

Making Room for Non-Theists (guest post by Becky Garrison)

Even though humanist chaplain Greg Epstein and his staff played a key role in the outreach efforts following the Boston Marathon bombing and several members of their community were among those seriously injured as as I reported at Religion Dispatches and The Washington Post’s “On Faith” column, non-theists were not permitted to be seated in an official capacity during […] [Read More >]

Press Release: Atheists Denounce Religion as Reason for Boston Bombing

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists today condemns suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s statement to police that defending Islam was the motivating factor behind the bombings during the Boston Marathon. Of the two suspects identified by police, the surviving younger brother, Dzhokhar, has communicated to police that the motivation for the attacks was his older brother Tamerlan’s desire to defend […] [Read More >]

We have signed on to Fitnah! – Movement for Women’s Liberation

We have signed on to Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation. Please check it out and spread the word: Follow us on [email protected] Like our Facebook Page [Read More >]

Two dead, 22 injured at Boston Marathon finish line [UPDATED 5:20 PM]

News agencies are reporting 2 dead and 22 injured in a pair of explosions near the finish line at the Boston Marathon this afternoon. American Atheists President David Silverman said, “As a native of the Boston area, I am terribly upset about this news. Our hearts go out to the families of the two people […] [Read More >]

American Atheists Board Member Noel Scott Has Died

We have just received news that one of our board members, Noel Scott, died in a hospital on March 27, 2013. More information forthcoming. [Read More >]

An Open Letter to the Secular Community

It is an amazing time to be part of the secular movement. Look at what’s happened in 2012 alone. We held the Reason Rally, the largest event our community has ever had, which brought over 20,000 atheists, humanists, and other secular people together on the National Mall. We are growing, attracting new people, and drawing […] [Read More >]

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