Every year, the Winter Solstice happens in an instant, at the precise moment our hemisphere reaches its maximum tilt away from the Sun. (For inquiring minds, it’ll occur tonight at 10:27 EST.) The word for it is derived from Latin: sol for sun and sistere, which means “to cause to stand still.” The occasion is…

Imagine your doctor has just explained your life is in danger and they won’t do what’s necessary to save you. Emotions are high, but being a logical person, you ask, “Are you saying there’s something you could do?” They say, “Yes, of course, but it’s against the law.” “Because the treatment is so experimental and…

I’ve worked in nonprofits for close to 25 years, and to brazenly borrow from Ecclesiastes, I tend to think there’s nothing new under the fundraising sun. But sometimes, even I get surprised. Soon, you will be receiving Nick’s year-end letter. I’ve read it, and it’s actually much more than just a letter making the case…

Last weekend, Speaker of the House Mike Johnson had to send an email to his supporters to ask, six times, “Does America need more God?” That pressing question arrived in inboxes just days before Johnson not-so-humbly accepted the American Patriot Award for Christian Honor and Courage at a gala for the National Association of Christian…

For the second year in a row, Governor Kathy Hochul vetoed a bill that had the support of American Atheists and both houses of the New York legislature. This year’s decision was announced quietly — cowardly — just before Thanksgiving, in an (apparently successful) effort to avoid a repeat of the outrage and bad press…

It was a good week for atheists in America. In case you missed it: On Wednesday, we announced a momentous win in the federal civil rights lawsuit American Atheists brought against the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation (WVDCR). Later that same day came news of another big victory in a Colorado case from…

Case: The Satanic Temple v. Saucon Valley School DistrictACLU Affiliate: ACLU of PennsylvaniaNovember 16, 2023 4:00 pm HELLERTOWN, Pa. — In a victory for free speech and religious liberty, The Satanic Temple, Inc. (TST) has reached a settlement with the Saucon Valley School District in a lawsuit alleging that district officials improperly blocked TST’s After School Satan Club (ASSC)…

Earlier this week, Nick sent out an email announcing a new approach to Giving Tuesday fundraising: to not raise funds on Giving Tuesday. To give you a glimpse behind the scenes: he and I discussed this and decided that sitting out the manic scramble on Giving Tuesday would be good for us, and good for…

It’s official: We’ve won! In April, we filed a lawsuit in West Virginia on behalf of Andrew Miller, an atheist and secular humanist who was forced to participate in a religious substance use recovery program as a condition of his parole. We are excited to announce that Andrew has officially been released thanks in no…

It can be a real challenge to find feel-good news these days. Our newsfeeds and television screens provide a steady stream of distressing headlines: a global climate catastrophe, devastating wars and humanitarian crises raging abroad, gun violence and a white Christian nationalist culture war at home. In the midst of all that strife, this week’s…

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