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Clay Country AU presents David Campbell

The next public session of Clay County Americans United will be on:

 

The Evolution of Creationism: A Tale of Willful Ignorance and Tactical Reinvention

 

A presentation by David Campbell, founding member and member of the Board of Directors for Florida Citizens for Science and teacher of evolutionary biology at Ridgeview High School in Orange Park.

David's motto is: Every day is a new chance to reduce my ignorance. May 10 will be an excellent opportunity for each of us to reduce our ignorance about this timely and important subject. Read more

Maryland AU Presents Singer/Songwriter Roy Zimmerman

Join the Maryland Chapter of Americans United and the Baltimore Coalition of Reason to hear a concert by singer/songwriter Roy Zimmerman.  At last year's Easter Sunday Concert, over 40 freethinkers, atheists, and Humanists came and had a great time!  Come at 7:00 for a social hour before the concert, which starts at 8:00 pm. Read more

The Sarasota-Manatee Chapter of AU Presents The Revisionaries

The Revisionaries

Presented By

The Sarasota-Manatee chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church & State and The Peace Education & Action Center.

 

Co-Sponsored by American Civil Liberties, Center for Religious Tolerance, and Humanists of Sarasota Bay.

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AU's Steven Baines To Speak In Portland, Oregon, April 7

Leaders of the political and religious right have once again initiated a battle over religious liberty by asserting that their right to freedom of conscience is under attack by "left-wing, Godless activists." The Rev. Steven C. Baines will address how and why fundamentalists are polarizing voters prior to the 2014 elections, undermining the Affordable Care Act, attacking LGBT anti-discrimination laws, and devaluing America's religious pluralism. Read more

AU Executive Director Rev. Barry Lynn speaks on Religious Liberty

Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, will be speaking at two events on Saturday, April 5. The first at 10:30AM at the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism in Sarasota, and the second at 3:00PM at the Congregational Church of Christ in Bradenton.

Presentation on "Religious Liberty: The True, the false and the ugly" Read more

Indiana AU Hosts Rob Boston

If you live within driving distance of downtown Indianapolis you won't want to miss Rob Boston.  Rob will speak at Indiana Civic Day, on Saturday, February 8, at 11 AM.  This annual event is co-sponsored by Indiana AU and Center For Inquiry Indiana.

Orange County (CA) AU to Host Screening of "The Revisionaries"

On Saturday, January 11, at 1:30 pm, the Orange County Chapter of AU will host a screening of "The Revisionaries: The School Text Book Fights in Texas."  The film is part of the chapter's on-going 'Flicks for Thought' series.  
 
This documentary portrays the story of what happened when the Texas State Board of Education tried to rewrite science and history text books when a creationist was chair of the Texas School Board.

Delaware Valley (PA) AU to Host Greg Lipper

AU attorney Greg Lipper is speaking tonight at an event hosted by Delaware Valley AU. The title of his talk is “Government, God, and the Town of Greece: The Supreme Court Revisits Legislative Prayer.”  
 
AU's legal team represents the two women who launched the Town of Greece v. Galloway lawsuit, the first Supreme Court case in more than a decade to consider the limits on government-sponsored prayer.

Winston-Salem AU Hosts Elizabeth Freeze from Planned Parenthood

On Tuesday, October 22, the Winston-Salem AU chapter will host Elizabeth Freeze from Planned Parenthood.  Ms. Freeze will talk about current attacks on women's health care, particularly on birth control and abortion.  AU has spoken out about attacks led by the Catholic Bishops and Religious Right leaders.  Ms. Freeze will share information on the state of women's health care in North Carolina, and how people can get involved in fighting back. Read more

Indiana AU to Screen "God Loves Uganda"

God Loves Uganda is a powerful exploration of the evangelical campaign to change African culture with values imported from America’s Christian Right. In this 90-minute film, producer-director Ross Williams makes the argument that Christian evangelicals—including members of the United States Congress—are using Uganda as a proxy for waging the culture war against “sexual immorality” that they are losing in the United States. Read more

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