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Secular / Non-religious / Interfaith Booklist: Introduction

Resources to support Secular / Non-religious students and community members

Good without God...

The number of secular or non-religious Americans continues to rise. According to 2021 data from the Pew Research Center, "about three-in-ten U.S. adults (29%) are religious 'nones' – people who describe themselves as atheists, agnostics, or 'nothing in particular' when asked about their religious identity." This guide provides resources for those who are non-religious, those who know someone who is non-religious, or those who would just like to learn more about this growing population in America. Here are a few terms to clarify the content in this guide:

  • Atheism is the disbelief or lack of belief in a god or divine being(s).
  • Agnosticism is the belief that it is impossible to know whether or not a god or any divine beings exist.
  • Secular humanism is the belief that humanity is capable of morality and self-fulfillment without belief in God.
  • Interfaith describes the peaceful co-existence among people of different religions or those who are non-religious, and reinforces the idea that every human deserves respect, regardless of belief.

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