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American Atheists to Appeal World Trade Center Cross Judgment

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists announced that it is filing an appeal against a March 29 ruling that including the World Trade Center (WTC) Cross in the WTC Memorial’s Historical Exhibit is not a state action endorsing religion. The judge on the case, Deborah Batts, wrote in her ruling that “the Cross…...

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Making Room for Non-Theists (guest post by Becky Garrison)

Even though humanist chaplain Greg Epstein and his staff played a key role in the outreach efforts following the Boston Marathon bombing and several members of their community were among those seriously injured as as I reported at Religion Dispatches and The Washington Post’s “On Faith” column, non-theists were not permitted to be seated…...

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Atheists Denounce Religion as Reason for Boston Bombing

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists today condemns suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s statement to police that defending Islam was the motivating factor behind the bombings during the Boston Marathon. Of the two suspects identified by police, the surviving younger brother, Dzhokhar, has communicated to police that the motivation for the attacks was his older…...

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We have signed on to Fitnah! – Movement for Women’s Liberation

We have signed on to Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation. Please check it out and spread the word: http://freethoughtblogs.com/maryamnamazie/2013/04/19/fitnah/ Follow us on Twitter @AmericanAtheist Like our Facebook Page...

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American Atheists Board Member Noel Scott Has Died

We have just received news that one of our board members, Noel Scott, died in a hospital on March 27, 2013. More information forthcoming....

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An Open Letter to the Secular Community

It is an amazing time to be part of the secular movement. Look at what’s happened in 2012 alone. We held the Reason Rally, the largest event our community has ever had, which brought over 20,000 atheists, humanists, and other secular people together on the National Mall. We are growing,…...

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Atheists Award $4,000 in Scholarships

Austin, TX—American Atheists presented three students with scholarships totaling $4,000 at a dinner ceremony during its 50th Anniversary Celebration and National Convention last weekend at the Hyatt Regency in Austin. The $2,000 Founders 2012-2013 scholarship was awarded to Chris Calvey, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Calvey was…...

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Judge Rules 9/11 Memorial Cross ‘Non-Religious’—Atheist Group Will Appeal Judgment

Austin, TX—In the matter of American Atheists’ lawsuit against the taxpayer-funded 9/11 Memorial Cross, a judge found no state action endorsing religion and found that the symbol itself is not religious but instead an artifact.  The ruling states, “Since the decision to include the artifact in the Museum’s Historical Exhibit…...

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