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Atheist Student May Sit out the Pledge of Allegiance without Punishment, Says School District

Posted January 15, 2015 at 10:14am

A California school district agrees to respect the right of students to opt out of the Pledge.

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Humanist Group to Give Zumach Award of $10,000 to Charlie Hebdo

Posted January 15, 2015 at 9:01am

The American Humanist Association announces a new award to fight religious fundamentalism.

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July Simpson Elected to the American Humanist Association’s Board of Directors

Posted January 12, 2015 at 1:49pm

The American Humanist Association is pleased to announce the recent election of July Simpson to its board.

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Christine Shellska Elected to the American Humanist Association’s Board of Directors

Posted January 08, 2015 at 10:08am

The American Humanist Association is pleased to announce the recent election of Christine Shellska to its board.

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Arkansas Courthouse Nativity Scene Prompts Lawsuit from Humanist Group

Posted December 30, 2014 at 10:07am

The Appignani Humanist Legal Center files a lawsuit challenging Baxter County for endorsing Christianity.

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Humanist Group Applauds South Carolina School District for Halting Religious Fundraising

Posted December 18, 2014 at 10:43am

The Appignani Humanist Legal Center defends the rights of elementary school students.

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Louisiana School Makes Assurances that Students May Sit Out the Pledge of Allegiance

Posted December 15, 2014 at 12:57pm

A high school principal threatens students who sit out the Pledge; the school district says it won't happen again.

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School District Relents After Threatening Students with Punishment for Sitting Out Pledge of Allegiance

Posted December 09, 2014 at 1:44pm

Thanks to a letter from the Appignani Humanist Legal Center, an atheist student may sit out the Pledge.

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Humanist Group Denounces Public School for Promoting Religious, Abstinence-Only Program

Posted December 09, 2014 at 1:21pm

A concerned parent contacted the Appignani Humanist Legal Center about a public school promoting "purity" culture.

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Minnesota Public School Halts Religious Field Trips

Posted December 08, 2014 at 4:53pm

Thanks to the Appignani Humanist Legal Center, this year a public school will support a nonreligious charity.

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It is almost Super Bowl Time! So, what team does God root for?

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The nation’s capital honors reason as personified by Charles Darwin on February...

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I like to finish out the day with a little humor, so I thought this was appropri...

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Today, on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the house has voted to pass H.R.7...

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This week on the Humanist Hour Podcast, Marshall Brain talks about the logic of...

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Opposing lawyers in our lawsuit challenging coach-led prayer at Chestatee High i...

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"CONTROVERSIAL" billboard from Inland Empire CoR's television coverage from CBS!!

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The AHA has become familiar with this particular issue over years; sports team p...

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Did you see the new film SELMA? The United Coalition of Reason's Jason Heap, rev...

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Here is a little re-cap of religious exemption in the United States.

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What did you think of President Obama's State of the Union speech? #sotu #humanism

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Would you consider the vandalism of a secular billboard to be a hate crime?

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The Silverado-Modjeska Recreation and Park District’s board of directors will no...

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Not only is it possible, it seems quite easy to raise a moral child without usin...

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Remembering the dream. #MLKDay

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A former Chestatee coach told the student players, "Jesus was a wrestler."

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If you're in the Boston area on Sunday, AHA legal director David Niose will be a...

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Awesome to see Bill Maher endorsing the Openly Secular campaign!

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All eyes will be on you United States Supreme Court! Let's hope you make the rig...

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Help us make this year's International Darwin Day the best one yet!

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"Today, our Nation continues to be shaped by people of every religion and of no...

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