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"Atheist Church" Expands to Double Its Size with Congregations Around the World

  • Carrie Dedrick
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2014 Oct 02
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The Sunday Assembly Atheist organization, better known as the “Atheist Church,” has reportedly doubled in size


The group held “church planting” event on Sunday (Sept. 28) that led 35 towns around the world to form new Atheist Churches simultaneously. Before the event, there were 28 Atheist Churches worldwide. According to The BLAZE, 16 of the new Atheist congregations launched in the U.S.


The Sunday Assembly was launched by British comedians Pippa Evans and Sanderson Jones in January 2013. Jones says that 10 more congregations are expected to launch by the end of 2014, with 15 more set to open in early 2015. 


The Atheist Church’s website says, “The Sunday Assembly is a godless congregation that celebrate life. Our motto: live better, help often, wonder more. Our mission: to help everyone find and fulfill their full potential. Our vision: a godless congregation in every town, city and village that wants one.”



Publication date: October 2, 2014