Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced this week that a core facet of the nation’s new constitution will recognize and respect secularism in government and beyond. This action marks a bold step forward for the nation, and will likely spur […]
This week, two unlikely collaborators came together to share and embrace each
other’s perspectives on two vastly different topics: science and faith. The event occurred this week in Curitiba, Brazil, with a high-ranking Vatican cardinal and a Dartmouth College professor.
Dr. Marcelo […]
This week a postgraduate law student, Nazimuddin Samad was killed in Bangladesh in a machete attack.
As the news broke, much work was done to understand what had happened. Media contacts worked to establish Nazim’s connections to the Bangla secularist community and […]
About the International Coalition Calls
Every first Thursday of the month, the Secular Policy Institute holds an international coordinating call for its 300 members to discuss the future of the secular movement.
Call for April 7, 2016
Here’s the latest recording of the […]
Louisiana’s Senate Bill 156, which would have repealed the state’s Balanced Treatment for Creation-Science and Evolution-Science Act, was rejected on a 4-2 vote in the Senate Education Committee on March 29, 2016. The failure of the bill’s repeal marks a downturn in secular […]
Three members of the LGBT community, with the help of the ACLU and a state advocacy group, are suing North Carolina over the state’s new law that prohibits transgender people from using public bathrooms that match their gender identity. Most (66 […]
A Christian apologist and close friend of the late Christopher Hitchens has authored a new book examining the conflicts facing the legend around issues of faith and secularism. Regarded as a seminal work on both sides of the playing field, […]
With the decline in religion throughout the U.S. and around the world, a new question is arising: should we keep up the holidays that we hold so dear? In this piece of original content, we’ll discuss the reasoning behind retaking […]
A new branch of secular ethics is touting a fact that all members of the secular community should take to heart: when we speak our minds about what we truly believe in, we can emerge victorious over the so-called “true […]