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Secular Victory In Turkey

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 […]

Physician and Pastor Debate Science and Faith

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 […]

Secular Injustice in Bangladesh

This week a postgraduate law student, Nazimuddin Samad  was killed in Bangladesh in a machete attack.

As the news broke, much work was done┬áto understand what had happened. Media contacts worked to establish Nazim’s connections to the Bangla secularist community and […]

Recording of the SPI International Call — April 7, 2016

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 […]

State Update: Teaching Creationism in Louisiana

Louisiana’s Senate Bill 156, which would have repealed the state’s┬áBalanced Treatment for Creation-Science and Evolution-Science Act, was┬árejected on a 4-2 vote in the Senate Education Committee on March 29,┬á2016. The failure of the bill’s repeal marks a downturn in secular […]

The Mission For Transgender Rights in North Carolina

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.┬áMost (66 […]

Colorado Allows Atheist, Satanic Groups To Distribute Literature at Public Schools

In a move placed in reaction to the recent distribution of bibles to hundreds of students by the Gideons, a Colorado public school district has been forced, by their own […]

The Other Side’s Take On A Legend

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, […]

Retaking Religious Holidays

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 […]

Atheists: Stand Up For What You Believe In!

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 […]

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