Social scientists don’t use the word secular like we do—just one of the revelations in this far-ranging cover feature.
Secularism and Social Progress
Unprecedented secularization across the world isn’t just news; in innumerable ways it is good news.
Whither American Freethinking?
The future of unbelief may lie in greater diversity—and less rhetoric about unbelief.
Racial Diversity and the Future of the Secular Movement
Seculars of color are more numerous than ever, but movement groups may need to offer broader programming to attract them.
Raising Our Children to Choose for Themselves
Our movement’s emphasis on individual choice may discourage adoption of optimal growth strategies.
Does It Matter Which Way We Go?
The secular movement can develop in one of two ways, depending on what end point is desired. Then we’ll need a third plan.
An Evidence-Based Strategy for Sustaining the Growth of Unbelief
The key challenge is to use our imaginations constructively to engage an increasingly skeptical and diverse American population and lead it toward unbelief.