At their January 27 event, the Triad AU Chapter hosted a panel discussion titled "Sharia law and its significance for North Carolina's Islamic community." Panel members included Imam Khalid Griggs, Wake Forest University Professor Darlene May, former State Senator Larry Shaw, and Triad Chapter Board member Fleming El-Amin. Read more
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On January 14th, the AU Upper Connecticut River Valley of NH/VT Chapter and the Upper Valley Humanists Association co-sponsored an event featuring David Niose. Niose, the author of NonBeliever Nation and former President of the American Humanist Association, discussed his latest book Fighting Back The Right.
"Reclaiming December" will be the topic presented by panelists Paul McCraw, Fleming El-Amin, Wilda Spalding, and Barry Geller at the Triad AU Chapter event on Tuesday, December 16, at the Polo Recreation Center, from 7:00-8:30 PM.
During the weeks following Thanksgiving, the commercial exploitation of Christmas is relentless and inescapable. Many Americans, including Christians, end up feeling disrespected, and our rich cultural heritage gets lost amidst a plethora of Christmas trees, Santa Clauses, and midnight bargains.
Orange County (CA) AU is holding its annual meeting on Saturday, December 13th to elect new officers and plan for 2015. But that's not all! This is also their Appetizer & Dessert Potluck -- so bring your favorite snack food!
The event takes place at Irvine Ranch Water District* Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave., in Irvine. The doors open at 1:00 PM for socializing, so don't miss it. Read more
The Orange County chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State November 8th event will present Jere Lipps, a geologist, paleontologist and marine biologist who has studied the evolution and paleo-biology of marine organisms for decades. He will address the politics of climate change, which is yet another place where some would like public policy to be based on religious beliefs rather than science.
As North Carolina celebrates the recent legalization of same-sex marriage, it's important to remember that church-state separation issues raised by Amendment 1 have not been resolved. The struggle for marriage equality is far from over.
Rev. Steven Baines, Assistant Field Director for Religious Outreach for Americans United, will keynote this Sunday, October 26, at a meeting of the Columbia Chapter. Rev. Baines will speak on "The Perils of Politicized Pulpits and Faith in America."
Rev. Steven Baines, AU Assistant Field Director for Religious Outreach, is speaking on Thursday, October 23, at Coffee Underground. Religious freedom is in the news a lot lately, so Steven will talk about "Is Your Religion My Religion: The Debate on Religious Freedom in America."