Helena Robertson, president of the Secular Student Alliance at Vanderbilt University, is one of six student leaders invited to join the first Cohort of Interfaith Fellows, sponsored by the Office of Inclusive Excellence and the Office of Religious Life. The fellows will meet (virtually) weekly to discuss issues of peace, justice, religion and how to engage…

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Growing up, Kayley’s family identified as “Chreasters,” going to Catholic Church on Christmas and Easter. When she started weekly religion classes in second grade, she said, “I always felt the most judged in the Church, the very same space where I was told to let God do the judging.” That disconnect in values led her…

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Join us for this exciting and informative training on how to successfully advocate for secularism in politics. Sarah Levin is a political strategist and veteran lobbyist. Formerly with Secular Coalition for America, Sarah is the founder of Secular Strategies

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 4pm (pacific)  Register Here Join us for this exciting and informative training on how to successfully advocate for secularism in politics. Sarah Levin is a political strategist and veteran lobbyist. Formerly with Secular Coalition for America, Sarah is the founder of Secular Strategies.

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How closely do your values align with the two candidates for President of the United States? Use our Presidential Debate Scorecard as you watch the first debate on September 29. Begin by indicating to what degree you agree or disagree with a list of values statements. Then, as you listen to the debate, mark where…

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Ask An Atheist Day is an opportunity for secular groups across the country to work together to defeat stereotypes about atheism and encourage courteous dialogue between believers and nonbelievers alike. The day is intended to be an opportunity for the general public—particularly people of faith—to approach non-theists and ask questions about secular life. Use social media:…

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Graduation is an important milestone and benchmark of achievement for all students. The class of 2020 enters an increasingly connected and complicated world, in which the values of compassion, equality, and justice are needed more than ever. Our atheist, humanist, and nonreligious graduating students have a unique opportunity to create the future they want to…

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This article originally appeared in The Humanist (May 8, 2020). The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our world upside down. Nowhere is this more true than on college campuses. Seven weeks ago, colleges and universities began to close down in compliance with state and federal advice to stay at home and avoid spreading the novel coronavirus…

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On January 8, Hannah Kelly introduced House Bill 1926 in the State of Missouri. If passed Missouri would join thirteen states who have passed what American Atheists describe as campus “license to discriminate laws.” States with existing laws include; Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Religious…

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‘Much Better Sex’ is traveling to five universities this spring, beginning with Utah State University, on February 28 (RSVP). Sponsored by the Secular Student Alliance, the program will address questions such as: ~ What does science say about sexual satisfaction? Sexual “normality”?   ~ Which common beliefs about sex aren’t true? ~ Can you really…

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Illinois Wesleyan senior, Kayley Rettberg, was recently named 2019 Student Laureate by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois. According to Illinois Wesleyan University’s website, the Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Awards are presented to one senior from each of Illinois’ four-year, degree-granting colleges and universities and community colleges, who demonstrate excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities. When…

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