Humanism on the Move


Sept. 15, 2010

Freedom From Religion Foundation Embarks on Newest Ad Campaign in Atlanta

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has kicked off their newest ad campaign in Atlanta, which will feature 50 billboards across the city. The taglines include, “Sleep In On Sundays,” “Imagine No Religion,” “God & Government a Dangerous Mix” and “In Reason We Trust.” The current campaign is the FFRF’S largest to date.

“We hope discrimination against atheists and other nonbelievers will soon be ‘gone with the wind,’” said FFRF Co-President Dan Barker.

Secular Student Alliance Reports Record Number of Nonreligious Student Groups

The Secular Student Alliance has reported a record number of nonreligious student groups on college campuses across the country. The growth reflects the broader secular population trends seen in the United States. The secular demographic was the only demographic to have grown in each state since 1990, according to a 2008 American Religious Identification Survey. Nonreligious campus groups commonly participate in activities such as community service, educational panels and social events. 

“The secular student movement is growing faster than we ever expected,” said SSA Executive Director August Brunsman in a recent statement. “It’s a challenge to keep up with the demand for services. That’s a nice problem to have.”

United Coalition of Reason Unveils St. Louis Billboard

The United Coalition of Reason has unveiled their newest billboard in St. Louis, Missouri. The billboard, located on I-64 near St. Louis University, coincides with the public debut of the St. Louis Coalition of Reason, which is composed of six freethought groups from the surrounding areas. The CoR has recently embarked on billboard campaigns in various cities across the country, including Detroit, New Orleans and Seattle. 

“Being visible is important for us,” said Fred Edwards, national director of the United Coalition of Reason, “because atheists and agnostics in our society often don’t know very many people of like mind. Furthermore, if people who believe in a god can be open about their views, why shouldn’t we be open about ours?”