atheism http://kbia.org en MU skeptics group brings big-name atheists to campus http://kbia.org/post/mu-skeptics-group-brings-big-name-atheists-campus <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 24.972000122070313px;"><span style="line-height: 23.765px;">A conference this weekend -- the first conference ever hosted by the student skeptics organization at MU -- brought in well-known atheist speakers from around the country. </span></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:02:00 +0000 Heather Adams 49735 at http://kbia.org MU skeptics group brings big-name atheists to campus Why Americans are turning away from organized religion http://kbia.org/post/why-americans-are-turning-away-organized-religion <p></p><p></p><p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Watch the show and join the conversation on the<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">&nbsp;Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 22:51:00 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 36344 at http://kbia.org Why Americans are turning away from organized religion The voices of the "nones" rise as religious affiliation declines http://kbia.org/post/voices-nones-rise-religious-affiliation-declines <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The number of people who say they affiliate with religion is at its lowest point in our nation’s history. Now only one in five Americans are "Nones" or people with no religious affiliation.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 16:30:51 +0000 Lukas Udstuen 33337 at http://kbia.org The voices of the "nones" rise as religious affiliation declines Student and atheist groups call for freedom of expression in Bangladesh http://kbia.org/post/student-and-atheist-groups-call-freedom-expression-bangladesh <p>A group gathered in MU’s speaker’s circle Thursday to speak out against the Bangladeshi government and advocate for freedom of expression.&nbsp;</p><p>Nearly 15 atheists participated in the Defend Dissent protest.&nbsp; The demonstration was inspired by the arrest of several bloggers in Bangladesh who spoke out against the government and against Islam.&nbsp; Columbia is one of several cities across the globe participating in Defend Dissent.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:08:11 +0000 Bridgit Bowden 32697 at http://kbia.org Student and atheist groups call for freedom of expression in Bangladesh Where atheism meets faith and values: An interview with Greg Lammers http://kbia.org/post/where-atheism-meets-faith-and-values-interview-greg-lammers <p></p><p>Atheism is not usually considered a faith -- so why has our faith and values desk covered it? In this week's update, we bring you an answer.</p><p>Greg Lammers, the atheist writer for Columbia Faith &amp; Values and the organizer for Columbia Atheists, sat down with Kellie Kotraba to talk about atheism, values and the relationship between the two.&nbsp;</p><p>You can also listen to the full 10-minute interview below:</p> Sat, 15 Dec 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Kellie Moore 25873 at http://kbia.org Where atheism meets faith and values: An interview with Greg Lammers “Coming Out” stories: The freedom and loss of saying “I’m an atheist” http://kbia.org/post/coming-out-stories-freedom-and-loss-saying-i-m-atheist <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: normal; ">The role of religious affiliation in the United States is changing.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: normal; ">According to a recent survey from the Pew Forum,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pewforum.org/Unaffiliated/nones-on-the-rise.aspx" target="_blank">one in five Americans is not affiliated with any religion</a>.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 22:56:59 +0000 Kellie Moore 24662 at http://kbia.org “Coming Out” stories: The freedom and loss of saying “I’m an atheist” Environment, atheism key contemporary religious issues http://kbia.org/post/environment-atheism-key-contemporary-religious-issues <p></p><p>Religion was one of those things Cliff Cain's mother raised him not to talk about in public – that, along with politics and sex.</p><p>With religion alone, he's breaking that rule – in his words, "Religion is as polarizing as politics and as passionate as sex."</p><p>Cain is a religious studies professor at Westminster College in Fulton, and he was the chair of the committee for the school's annual symposium. This year, the topic was religion, and more than 40 experts came to give lectures and facilitate discussions.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 22 Sep 2012 13:44:25 +0000 Kellie Moore 21578 at http://kbia.org Environment, atheism key contemporary religious issues Nontheism increasing in U.S. and worldwide http://kbia.org/post/nontheism-increasing-us-and-worldwide <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(95, 108, 116); font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal; ">For 19 years, Dan Barker preached from a Christian pulpit. Now, he’s co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and is an atheist activist. He said he outgrew his religious beliefs. These days, that’s not unusual.</span></p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 23:38:37 +0000 Kellie Moore 21457 at http://kbia.org Nontheism increasing in U.S. and worldwide