A Supreme Court giant leaves behind an inspiring legacy

The United States has lost one of the most brilliant and compassionate judges in our nation’s history. The famously empathetic Justice John Paul Stevens, who died just eight months shy of becoming the first 100-year-old former Supreme Court justice, continued to fiercely advocate for individual righ

FFRF probes ‘week of ministry’ in Michigan schools

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has written to three Michigan school districts after they invited missionaries to hold assemblies in their schools.This past spring, a group called The Conquerors International Strength Team held a “week of ministry” through the Riverside Church in Three Rivers,

New VA religious decree wrongheaded, FFRF asserts

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is strenuously objecting to new VA rules on religious displays.The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced a change to its directive on “Religious Symbols in VA Facilities.” A July 3 VA news release suggests that the policy changes are meant to “pr

Circuit court ruling on Trump’s social media implicates Ala. sheriff

A recent judgment regarding President Trump’s use of social media has increased legal liability for the Covington sheriff who routinely uses an official sheriff’s department social media account to promote Christianity, the Freedom From Religion Foundation is advising.Last week, the 2nd U.S. Circuit

FFRF initiates drive to help young freethinkers of color

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is launching a campaign this summer to support young freethinkers of color.While atheists, agnostics and skeptics are often misrepresented as privileged, the fact is that freethinkers of all backgrounds experience deep discrimination. Freethinkers of color, in pa

FFRF commends St. Louis Park council’s decision to skip Pledge

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is applauding a Minnesota city council for its constitutionally correct decision to omit a formal Pledge of Allegiance from its meetings.The St. Louis Park City Council decided in a unanimous vote on June 17 to skip a formal recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance

Help FFRF support young freethinkers of color!

FFRF is launching a campaign this summer to support young freethinkers of color and we need your help! While atheists, agnostics and skeptics are often misrepresented as privileged, the fact is that freethinkers of all backgrounds experience deep discrimination. Freethinkers of color in particular

FFRF awards $17,750 to 2019 high school essay contest winners

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 William Schulz High School Essay Contest, with $17,750 in scholarship money being awarded this year.College-bound high school seniors were asked to write an essay based on this prompt: “Why we must rely on ourselves, n