Do Higher Fees Make Good Schools Better?

SPI Fellow A.C. Grayling thinks so. In a recent article for The Guardian, Grayling supposes that innovation at the U.K.'s top schools will lead to further opportunities for greatness for the academies. Based off of the notion that incentivizing the [...]

Why Are World Religions Losing Their Members?

In this week's original content, we profile SPI Fellow Ian Morris as he and his team of researchers examine the dropping rates of participation in religion throughout the world, and the factors that may be causing it. Ian and his [...]

It Looks Like Nobody Wants The Donald After All

This week Russell Moore, the Southern Baptist Convention, and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission have decided to very publicly take down Republican contender Donald Trump. We think that the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. -- and one of the most influential religious leaders [...]

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. [...]

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 to understand what had happened. Media contacts worked to establish Nazim's connections to the Bangla secularist community [...]

State Update: Teaching Creationism in Louisiana

Louisiana's Senate Bill 156, which would have repealed the state's Balanced Treatment for Creation-Science and Evolution-Science Act, was rejected on a 4-2 vote in the Senate Education Committee on March 29, 2016.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 [...]

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