Media coverage of topics of interest to humanists
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DNC Atheism Scandal Shows Need For Openly Nontheist Politicians, by Roy Speckhardt, The Huffington Post, Aug. 4, 2016

Secrets of the extreme religious right: Inside the frightening world of Christian Reconstructionism, by Paul Rosenberg, Salon, July 31, 2015

Spirituality is about values, not beliefs, by Tony Saxon, Guelph Mercury, Nov. 2, 2014

324 Years After..., a film by Zenon Kalafaticz on Nov. 22, 2013 about the execution of the Polish atheist Kazimierz Lyszczynski (Casimir Liszinski).

Evangelical Sex Abuse Record 'Worse' Than Catholic, Says Billy Graham's Grandson Boz Tchividijian, by Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Religion News Service, Oct. 2, 2013

Interview With Sanderson Jones About The Sunday Assembly - Now In Australia!, by Kylie Sturgess, Token Skeptic, April 20, 2013

The Blessings of Atheism, by Susan Jacoby, The New York Times, Jan. 5, 2013

Major Threat to Religion? Clergy People Coming Out as Atheists, by Greta Christina, AlterNet, June 10, 2012

Creationism creeps into mainstream geology, by Steven Newton, Earth magazine, June 10, 2011

Christopher Hitchens vs. Tony Blair: the full transcript - debating "Be it resolved, religion is a force for good in the world", by Jon Bernstein, New Statesman, Nov. 27, 2010

Catholic Leaders in the Midwest Take on Same-Sex Marriage Debate, Election News Brief, The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, Oct. 18, 2010

Belgium: Amid sex scandals, de-baptism gains favor, by Paul Ames, GlobalPost, Sept. 14, 2010

CFI Releases a Clarification and Revision of Statement on Ground Zero Controversy, Center for Inquiry, Aug. 29, 2010

Chaplains and Religion Substituted for Professional Mental Health Care in the Military, by Chris Rodda, the Huffington Post, Aug. 17, 2010

No Dominion: The Lonely, Dangerous Fight Against Christian Supremacists Inside the Armed Forces, by Matthew Harwood, Truthout, July 11, 2010

Judge Crabb's Hate Mail on National Day of Prayer, by Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive, May 5, 2010

Crabb's prayer ruling honors the founders, by John Nichols, The Cap Times, April 28, 2010

Vatican Declined to Defrock U.S. Priest Who Abused Boys, by Laurie Goodstein, NY Times, March 24, 2010

Defending The Faith, And Morality, Of NonBelievers, Greg Epstein interviewed on NPR on Fresh Air, December 23, 2009

Belief Groups Unite to Oppose UN Blasphemy Law, International Humanist and Ethical Union, Nov. 10, 2009

Just say no to blasphemy laws, by Jonathan Turley, USA Today Opinion, October 19, 2009

Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum: In science vs. faith, need to heed Darwin, by Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum, Capital Times, Aug. 16, 2009

Evolving standards, National Center for Science Education, August 10, 2009

Losing my religion for equality, by Jimmy Carter, The Age, July 15, 2009

Courts face new challenges in faith healing cases, by Rose French, Capital Times, June 30, 2009

It's official: praying for sick people doesn't help, by Tom Rees, Epiphenom, May 1, 2009

Exclusive Interview: NATE PHELPS, by Meghan Chavalier, Stopping The Hate, April 30, 2009

God-less 'congregations' planned for humanists, by Jay Lindsay, AP, WorldWide Religious News, March 21, 2009

Leaving Religion Behind: A Portrait of Nonreligious America, by Dan Gilgoff, U.S.News & World Report, March 13, 2009

Reason or faith? Darwin expert reflects, by Gwen Evans, UW-Madison News, Feb. 3, 2009

Nonbelievers are Believers Too, by Greg M. Epstein, On Faith at, Jan. 21, 2009

Atheists Reach Out -- Just Don't Call It Proselytizing, by Stephanie Simon, Wall Street Journal, Nov. 18, 2008

Roy Bourgeois threatened with excommunication, National Catholic Reporter, Nov. 11, 2008

Weird Theology in Wasilla: A Look Inside Sarah Palin's Pentecostal Church, by Bruce Wilson, AlterNet, Sept. 8, 2008

Palin's Churches and the Third Wave Part One and Part Two, by Ruth, Talk To Action, Sept. 5, 2008

Where's Darwin?, by Drew Halfnight, The United Church Observer, Sept. 2008

Sarah Palin on faith, life and creation, by Michael Paulson, Boston Globe, Aug. 29, 2008

Don't Exclude Humanists, Atheists from the Melting Pot, by Greg M. Epstein, On Faith at, Aug. 28, 2008

Can't fool these ladies: Female fish see right through false suitors' pickup acts, by Elie Dolgin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 24, 2008

What about Democrats who are not "people of faith?", by Ronald Aronson, The Denver Post, Aug. 18, 2008

Optimism in Evolution, by OLIVIA JUDSON, The New York Times, Aug. 13, 2008

Death by prayer, by Erik Gunn, Isthmus, Aug. 8, 2008

New legal threat to teaching evolution in the US, by Amanda Gefter, New Scientist, July 9, 2008

New group brings nontheists together, by Joe Orso, La Crosse Tribune, June 14, 2008

A Child's Death And a Crisis for Faith, by Suzanne Sataline, The Wall Street Journal, June 11, 2008

Evolution and Creationism in America's Classrooms: A National Portrait, by Michael Berkman et al., PLoS Biology, May 20, 2008

DA charges parents who prayed as daughter died, Associated Press, April 29, 2008

If God Is Dead, Who Gets His House?, by Sean McManus, New York Magazine, April 21, 2008

Two (Opposable) Thumbs Down: Skip Ben Stein's Movie And Check Out 'Expelled: Exposed' Instead, by Rob Boston, Americans United blog, April 17, 2008

Vote on freedom of expression marks the end of Universal Human Rights, International Humanist and Ethical Union, March 30, 2008

Wisconsin's faith-healing law faces fresh scrutiny: Weston girl's preventable death could prompt a reassessment, by Bill Lueders, Isthmus, The Daily Page, March 26, 2008

Islamic states seek world freedom curbs: humanists, by Robert Evans, Reuters, March 12, 2008

Blame 'inner fish' for bad body: U. of C. scientist's new book traces the evolution of humans from the sea to couch potatoes, by William Mullen, Chicago Tribune, February 18, 2008

Scientists, Journalists Push for Science-based Election Debate, by Jenny Marder, Online NewsHour, February 1, 2008

Spread the word: Evolution is a scientific fact, and every organization whose research depends on it should explain why, Nature (editorial), January 10, 2008

Speedy Evolution: UW-Madison Anthropoligist Uses Math To Show The Connection Between Evolution And Population Size, by Ron Seely, Wisconsin State Journal, January 6, 2008

Why Evolution Is Important in the Classroom, by Brandon Keim, Wired Science, January 04, 2008

Atheists Take Issue With Racine Nativity Scene, by George Mallet, WTMJ-TV4, December 20, 2007

What freedom does and doesn't require,, on Mitt Romney, by Tom Hermann, December 10, 2007

How Hollywood Saved God, on The Golden Compass movie, by Hanna Rosin, Atlantic Monthly, December 2007

Judgement Day: Intelligent Design on Trial, NOVA on PBS on Nov. 13, 2007

Faithless and forsaken, on Christopher Hitchens' October appearance in Madison, by Robert Weitzel,, August 9, 2007

Christopher Hitchens: Religion Poisons Everything, interview of Hitchens by Jon Wiener, Truthdig, posted June 6, 2007

Humanists gather with evangelical fervor, by Corydon Ireland, Harvard University Gazette Online, April 26, 2007

God's dupes: Moderate believers give cover to religious fanatics -- and are every bit as delusional by Sam Harris, Los Angeles Times, March 15, 2007

The Rise of Christian Fascism and Its Threat to American Democracy by Chris Hedges, Truthdig, posted February 8, 2007

The holy blitz rolls on, interview of Chris Hedges by Michelle Goldberg on, Jan. 8, 2007

The New Atheists, PBS, Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, January 5, 2007

Everson At 60, on the Supreme Court's most important church-state decision, January 2007

THANK GOODNESS! by Daniel C. Dennett, Edge, Nov. 3, 2006

Soldiers of Christ: Inside America's most powerful megachurch with Pastor Ted Haggard by Jeff Sharlet, Harper's Magazine, May 2005 (posted on November 2, 2006)

Judge rules against 'intelligent design' in science class, CNN. The full 139 page opinion is available online.

An Atheist Manifesto by Sam Harris on Truthdig, Dec. 7, 2005

God and Country: Where the Christian Right is leading us, a Mother Jones special issue on the interplay of conservative Christianity and the U.S. government, Dec. 2005, with a series of articles available online

There Is No God by Penn Jillette on NPR's This I Believe, Nov. 21, 2005

Review of God And Caesar in America: An Essay on Religion and Politics by Gary Hart, Nov. 2005

Cross-National Correlations of Quantifiable Societal Health with Popular Religiosity and Secularism in the Prosperous Democracies by Gregory S. Paul, Journal of Religion and Society, 2005

Family Ties: Congressional Leaders Push Religious Right Agenda At D.C. Meeting by Joseph L. Conn in the May 2005 issue of Church & State

Why "Unitarian Universalism" is Dying by David Loehr in the Spring 2005 issue of the Journal of Liberal Religion, Meadville Lombard Theological School

Positive Atheism by Herb Silverman, The Chickasaw Plum, April 2005

Unitarian Skeptics Feel Marginalized by James A. Haught in the June/July 2004 issue of Freethought Today

Interview with Dan Barker in the Spring 2004 issue of the newsletter of UU Infidels

Articles on religion in Mother Jones magazine, 1996-2004

Articles On the Rise of Dominionism in America on the Yurica Report

Interview: Chris Hedges, PBS, Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, Jan. 31, 2003

15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense, Scientific American Magazine, June 18, 2002