Greater Los Angeles AU invites you to learn about "Disturbing Trends in the Separation of Church & State: How They Affect You and Your Children."  The presentation by John Suarez, MD, will be followed by an an Interactive Discussion with Rabbi Jeffery Marx The event takes place tomorrow, Thursday, July 26, at 7:30 PM, at The Santa Monica Synagogue, 1448 18th Street (at Broadway), Santa Monica, CA 90404 For more than 200 years, separating Church and State has been a resounding success in the USA and emulated in many modern democracies around the world. Yet challenges to the concept have been escalating at home:
  • Governmental institutions are increasingly ignoring, even denouncing, the principle of Church-State Separation.
  • Favored religious groups are regularly granted special privileges and shielded by law from accountability.
  • Powerful and well-funded organizations are actively seeking to use the power of government to promote their ideologies – even in our public schools!
Dr. Suarez, chair of Americans United for Separation of Church and State’s Education Committee, will review current hot-button issues and explore possible explanations behind these current threats. The event is co-sponsored by The Santa Monica Synagogue ( and the Americans United for Separation of Church and State – Greater Los Angeles chapter (  Don't miss it!