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Duquesne University Discriminates Against Atheists

Duquesne University Discriminates Against Atheists | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Atheists at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, are being denied the ability to create a secular student group. The excuses being offered by Duquesne officials might sound more credible if it weren't for the fact that Duquesne has already recognized Jewish, Muslim, and even gay student groups. It's only atheists who are being excluded because the goals of a secular group, promoting understanding and tolerance of secularism and atheists, is contrary to the school's mission.

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Duquesne University Refuses to Recognize Campus Atheist Group

Duquesne University Refuses to Recognize Campus Atheist Group | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Duquesne University is a Catholic school in Pennsylvania.


So is DePaul University, just outside of Chicago. DePaul has a thriving Secular Student Alliance group — the DePaul Alliance for Free Thought — which encourages conversations about religion between religious and non-religious students. They also bring in speakers for the school, question long-held beliefs of everyone, and raise awareness about atheism-related issues for the school population. They’re less interested in “proselytizing atheism” and more interested in educating people about religion and getting them to think critically.

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