Billed by supporters as "the largest gathering of the secular movement in world history," yesterday between 10,000 and 20,000 people gathered on the National Mall in Washington for the Reason Rally according to a report by Metro Weekly. The featured speaker was British author and scientist Richard Dawkins. No current politicians spoke at the rally, but former Iowa Senator Tom Harkin and former California Representative Pete Stark sent greetings.
"Recall Walker" Rally Draws 30,000 As many as 30,000 people marched on the Wisconsin capitol Saturday for a rally commemorating the first weekend of the effort to recall the state's embattled Governor Scott Walker. read more
Dutch MEP wins Secularist of the Year The National Secular Society has awarded the 2011 Irwin Prize for Secularist of the Year to Dutch MEP Sophie in 't Veld. Ms in 't Veld, an ardent advocate of the separation of religion from politics, won the prize for her work as chair of the European Parliamentary Platform for Secularism in Politics.