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Latest news from American Atheists
Read more about our legal victories, public policy positions, and blog posts from American Atheists staff.
Washington D.C.—Today, the religious equality watchdog American Atheists sounded the alarm on Christian nationalists’ likely strategy for 2022. This warning draws on the large body of research and trends published…
Supreme Court Could Make the Protestant Flag a Common Sight at Government Buildings Across the Country
American Atheists Calls on New International Religious Freedom Ambassador to Protect Nonreligious Communities from Persecution
On December 17, the Senate confirmed Rashad Hussain as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. Hussain previously held several high-level positions in the U.S. government, including serving as the Special Envoy…
Houston, TX—Today, the church-state watchdog American Atheists announced yet another victory in its lawsuit on behalf of a nonreligious student whose teacher harassed, disciplined, and retaliated against her for sitting…
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