India's place in the world as the second largest exporter of beef is in jeopardy as the Home Minister contemplates a nationwide ban on cow slaughter. Muslims are a minority population and as such, see a ban on beef as an assault on India's secularism.
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The rise of right wing BJP at the center coincided with the rise of religious intolerance in India. PM Modi finally broke his nine-month long silence on religious intolerance. Will there be action on the ground?
(UPDATED VERSION with interview from Recovering from Religion's Executive Director)
An atheist group has announced plans for a hotline targeting people who are struggling with the desire to leave their religions.
Secular organizations tend to not be able to attract and retain female members, but a new group formed in Atlanta, GA is specifically geared toward the advancement of women with non-religious views.
Pope Benedict has his sights set on defeating Western secularism as he reshuffles bureaucracy in the Vatican. The Pope has been embroiled in the sex scandal involving Catholic priests, and has made a priority of reinvigorating the faith in Europe.