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American Atheists Highlights Need for Better Data on Nonreligious Americans and Religious Minorities
Washington, D.C.—Today, the nonreligious advocacy organization, American Atheists, urged the Biden Administration to make federal surveys more inclusive of nonreligious Americans and religious minorities. These comments were in response to…
Houston, TX—Today, the church/state watchdog American Atheists announced a new victory in its lawsuit against a teacher who harassed, disciplined, and retaliated against a nonreligious high school student for sitting…
Jackson, Mississippi, June 22, 2021—Today, the church-state separation watchdog American Atheists, the Mississippi Humanist Association, and three nonreligious Mississippi residents filed a federal lawsuit against Mississippi over the state’s “In…
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