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American Humanist News and Actions

Rowan County Commissions Must Cease Christian Prayers, Demands Humanist Group

Posted October 08, 2015 at 2:26pm

The American Humanist Association signs onto an amicus brief with other secular and religious liberty organizations.

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Humanist Group Defends California Student Objecting to “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance

Posted October 06, 2015 at 11:19am

Principal denies student's right to sit, insists he stand, even if he turns his back to the flag.

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Humanist Group Responds to Shooting at Oregon Community College

Posted October 02, 2015 at 10:25am

The American Humanist Association mourns with the families of the victims and the residents of Roseburg.

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Humanist Group Secures Right of Delaware Student to Sit Out the Pledge of Allegiance

Posted September 25, 2015 at 10:35am

Another public school student may opt out of the Pledge without fear of punishment.

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Lawsuit Against Texas School Board Prayers May Proceed

Posted September 24, 2015 at 4:55pm

A judge has denied a motion to dismiss the AHA's lawsuit against the Birdville Independent School District.

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Humanists and Religious Leaders to Gather at Rutgers for Interfaith Conference for Social Progress

Posted September 24, 2015 at 9:04am

The American Humanist Association partners with Xaverian Missionaries and Rutgers University to host Common Ground 2015.

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Humanist Group Secures New Mexico Student’s Right to Sit During the Pledge of Allegiance

Posted September 18, 2015 at 4:41pm

The AHA works with a school in New Mexico to ensure that students' First Amendment rights are upheld.

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Students Punished for Sitting Out the Pledge of Allegiance Seek Protection from Humanist Group

Posted September 17, 2015 at 10:58am

The American Humanist Association stands up for the rights of students who sit down for the Pledge.

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After Humanist Group’s Warning, Georgia School District Backs Down on Graduation Prayer

Posted September 15, 2015 at 10:14am

Public school district makes written assurances that prayers will not be offered at graduation ceremonies.

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Stop Promoting Christianity in Class, Humanist Group Tells Texas Teacher

Posted September 11, 2015 at 10:52am

A public school teacher displays a cross and proselytizes in class.

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