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Why People Of Faith Should Support Non-Theistic Invocations

The biblical book of Acts tells a story about the Apostle Paul, known as the greatest church planter in the history of Christianity, walking through the streets of Athens and encountering people from diverse faiths and belief systems.

If you’ve read any of Paul’s letters, you know he was an intense and passionate man, dedicated to evangelizing as many people as he could. Yet, his approach to the Athenians, a people living in a pluralistic society, was not one where he set out to negate or repudiate the value of other religions being practiced.

Why We're In Court: Plaintiffs Seek Equal Treatment For Non-Theists In Pennsylvania

Editor’s Note: Today Americans United and American Atheists filed a lawsuit challenging the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ invocation policy, which excludes non-theistic voices. Three of the plaintiffs in the case, Brian Fields, Deana Weaver and Scott Rhoades, recently took part in a Q&A and explained what motivated them to get involved in this litigation.

Atheist Group’s Challenge To Church Tax Exemption Is Tossed By Court

A federal court has denied a legal challenge by American Atheists (AA), in which the organization sought to end many of the privileges houses of worship receive under the tax code.

In an opinion issued for American Athe­ists Inc. v. Shulman May 19, U.S. Dis­trict Judge William O. Bertelsman seemed to agree with the thrust of Am­erican Atheists’ argument: that the generous tax exemptions church­es receive have no secular purpose and therefore “improperly endorse religion.”