Despite growing numbers of non-religious Americans, self-declared atheists are few and far between in the halls of power – putting the US at odds with other global democracies.
Will a pandemic cause more people to return to Christianity or will the closure of churches become permanent?
Douglas Adams claimed the answer was 42. But there are other interpretations.
Neither French nor American, Senegalese secularism stands midway between these two models
It might appear to many that atheism is a modern idea. However, in parts of Asia, particularly in India, atheism has been part of beliefs for thousands of years.
An evolutionary biologist makes the case that there's no reconciling science and religion. In the search for truth, one tests hypotheses while the other relies on faith.
Pupils would be able to explore the complex worldviews and practices of people who do not identify with a religion.
According to our 32-year longitudinal study of first year science students, belief in creationism has declined over time.
Following in the thoughtful footsteps of Descartes and Voltaire.
Some 'celebrity' atheists espouse the very doctrines of violence that they accuse organised religon of.
The television presenter and the scientist are having an argument about God on Twitter, and Morgan is getting a lot of stick. That's not fair.
President Trump claims that America is a nation based in faith. A scholar says, it's more complicated.
Religions tend to portray God as deeply concerned with humans, yet we seem hugely unimportant in the vast scheme of things.
Their quest to find 'something bigger' to devote our lives to is only a superficial change from religion – and it ignores the psychological reality of our ever-changing self.
Logic, science and critical thinking are working miracles for non-believers.
Secular people, including atheists, in Indonesia have to assume multiple identities: they step into a religious persona for the religious family and friends, and a real one for trusted peers.
Engaging with views we disagree with is a more effective way to serve the purposes of free speech.
New research shows distrust of atheists is pervasive. This could affect the credibility of witnesses.
The furore over atheism in Kenya comes at a time of slow but steady growth in the number of people unaffiliated to any religion, thanks to religious discontent and access to scientific knowledge.
Pope Francis' mercy mission to a migrant camp in Lesbos is another effort to rescue the tarnished and failing brand of Catholicism.