First academic journal on secularism, nonreligion to debut in January

By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor

(CNN) – It’s turning out to be a banner year for nonbelievers.

First came the publication of a secular Bible. Then we saw the birth of the first American college major in secularism. This week, it’s the launch of the world’s first academic journal dedicated to the themes of secularism and nonreligion.

The journal, to be called Secularism and Nonreligion, will begin publishing in January as a joint project of Trinity College in Connecticut and the Non-religion and Secularity Research Network, an international interdisciplinary network of researchers.

“Submissions should explore all aspects of what it means to be secular… what the lives of nonreligious individuals are like, and the interaction between secularity, nonreligion and other aspects of the world,” according to a Wednesday press release from Trinity College that called for submissions to the journal.

“Articles will explore the ideology and philosophy of the secular, secularism, nonreligion and atheism,” the release continued.

Submissions will be peer-reviewed and will be available for free at the journal’s website.

Trinity College’s Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture is an important player in the burgeoning field of secular studies. Read more

2 replies

  1. Yes, we should co-operate with the Christians and Jews to promote Monotheism, whenever they are willing to work with us. (Al Quran 3:65)

    However, I believe the key insight is that the agnostics and the atheists also bring a lot to the table. They keep the religious traditions honest and are helpful in maintaining separation of Mosque-Church and State. Just like Mullahs want to enforce Sharia law in the so called Muslim countries, if it were upto Pope Benedict XVI, he will change Europe into a Christendom, with little freedom for the Muslims. See the review of his book, in our July Alislam-eGazette:

    http://www.alislam.org/egazette/egazette/july-2011-egazette-christianity-should-it-evolve-into-islam/

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