By RNS Press Release Distribution Service
On Saturday International Association of Atheists (IAA) announced their newest initiative, #oneATHEIST, an effort to build a positive, outspoken community under the label atheist and remove the stigma.
“Atheists have struggled with the stigma associated with being non-religious for far too long. It’s time to prove to the world what I know to be true: atheists can be good, giving, joyful, and compassionate. That’s why we are launching #oneATHEIST: to highlight all the positives coming from atheists and change how the world views us” said Courtney Heard, Board Vice-President at IAA.
People all over the world have benefitted from the atheist community that is filled with kind, non-attention seeking humanists.
“Community is one of our core values at IAA,” said Gail Miller, Board President of IAA. “One thing that religious people do well is provide community and while this concept is not the most important thing to some atheists, others miss it very much. At IAA, we wish to foster an environment that feels like a community, where new non-believers can feel welcomed and encouraged.”
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