Kwame Teague is incarcerated at Warren Correctional Institution in North Carolina. Recently, after a six year process, Teague successfully petitioned to have humanism officially recognized as a religion by the North Carolina prison system. The American Humanist Association describes humanism as a nontheistic belief system and a “rational philosophy informed by science, inspired by art, and motivated by compassion.” Teague had to file a federal lawsuit with the American Humanist Association to gain recognition for his beliefs. The judge ultimately ruled in his favor. He and other humanists will now have the right to receive humanist publications in prison and to meet with others throughout the system to discuss their beliefs. Learn more here.
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