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Washingtonian Magazine Features Edwina Rogers

In the September 2013 issue of Washingtonian Magazine [print edition], “True Nonbeliever Can Republican lobbyist Edwina Rogers help a group of left-leaning atheists reach across the aisle?”

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A new report from the Runnymede Trust entitled The New Muslims says it “seeks to challenge dominant representations of Muslims in Britain by gathering the views and insights of researchers.”

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Vanessa Wolbrink

Yesterday House Bill 522, which prohibits the application of “foreign laws” in North Carolina, became law. Although that may sound harmless on its face, the bill is actually motivated by anti-Muslim animus and a manufactured fear that Sharia law is being implemented in the U.S. Read more

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This guy, James, from Austin, Texas, may have discovered something about the market. He is homeless man named James and is performing something of a social experiment. James has laid out nine bowls in front of him, each labelled by … Continue reading

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I am not claiming that “interfaith” activity is bad – obviously it can do a lot to reduce inter-religious friction, hostility and violence. And that is certainly needed in parts of the world today. No – the bad arises when … Continue reading

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Washington, DC–The Secular Coalition for America today condemned the Obama administration’s decision to limit the sale of Plan B, the so-called “morning-after pill,” to women 15 years of age and older. The Secular Coalition said the administration’s …

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Or should I say – “The trouble with philosophy?” Whatever. The title certainly makes a change from those like “The Limits of science.” How many times have I seen such titles on articles written by religious apologists, philosophers of religion, … Continue reading

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Despite the bad publicity dogging the Catholic church internationally,  Karl du Fresne reports that many NZ Catholics have a positive picture of their church in New Zealand (see Catholicism: Holy smoke, NZ Listener). His subtitle conveys the message – despite … Continue reading

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The so-called “new atheists” (or Gnus) – Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, Daniel Dennett, etc., generally get a very bad press from the religiously inclined. Even some atheists (usually of the “I’m an atheist, but . . “ persuasion) … Continue reading

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Nonreligious coalition urges HHS to drop proposed contraception rule changes

WASHINGTON, DC—The Secular Coalition for America on Monday submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) expressing strong opposition to the proposed rule changes for “religious employers” regarding preventiv…

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