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US Bureau of Prisons Agrees to Recognize Humanism as a Religious Preference

posted on July 28, 2015

The Associated Press’s Steven Dubois reports that the federal Bureau of Prisons agreed to include a section on humanism in its manual on “intimate beliefs and practices.” The agreement settled a lawsuit brought by the American Humanist Association, who claimed that humanist prisoners in Oregon were forbidden to form a study group. Under the agreement, prison officials will “consider requests from humanist inmates for access to study materials, observance of holy days, and time and space for religious activities,” Dubois writes.

Read at The Associated Press