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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 2019 data from the Pew Research Center, people who describe their religious identity as "atheist, agnostic, or 'nothing in particular,' now stands at 26%, up from 17% in 2009." This guide provides resources for those who are non-religious, those 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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