Atheists Respond to National Day of Prayer This Week With Action to Feed the Hungry and Clean Up Litter

We heard that the annual National Day of Prayer has also spurred atheists to action—and they’re using the occasion to do good works in their community.

ACPC atheists clean up roadways

The Atheist Community of Polk County, Florida, for instance,11 is organizing a number of community service events and an awareness campaign to suggest that “fellowship” doesn’t require “faith”.

It’s all part of an annual effort to celebrate a national Secular Week of Action instead of observing the National Day of Prayer, which was set aside in U.S. federal law for people of faith to pray for the nation on the first Thursday in May.

In place of observing a day of thoughts and prayers, secular groups nationwide organize service…



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