The San Diego Americans United Chapter will be tabling at Godless Gala, San Diego’s first Secular Fair. The secular fair will take place on Saturday, June 27th from 5:00- 10:00 p.m. in the Kearny Mesa area, overlooking Murphy Canyon. The admission fee is $10.50 and tickets can be purchased online .
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Maryland AU and the Baltimore Coalition of Reason are hosting Rev. Barry Lynn, at the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore, at 12 W. Franklin Street, Sunday, May 17 at 11 AM. Barry will speak on “Separation Anxiety: The First Amendment at Risk” — and will update everyone on the latest church-state separation events such as arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on marriage equality.
Columbia AU recently hosted Robert Aughenbaugh and Kaye Schmitt of Protect Portland Children and Bruce Adams of Americans United discussing proselytizing in public schools and what you can do about it.
Delaware Valley AU hosted its 2015 Church-State Separation Conference at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott on Saturday May 2, from 12 noon to 6 PM.
Greater Houston AU celebrated the chapter's 20th anniversary by recognizing past leaders and preparing chapter members and supporters for the future. The event featured AU Executive Director Rev. Barry W. Lynn, who spoke on “Separation Anxiety: The First Amendment at Risk.” Barry also previewed his upcoming book "God and Government: 25 Years of Fighting for Equality, Secularism and Freedom of Conscience."
Rob Boston, Communications Director at Americans United for Separation of Church and State in Washington, addressed the latest assault on public schools at a March 28 event hosted by Sarasota-Manatee AU. His presentation was titled: "Privatization Schemes: The Latest Assault on Public Schools."
The Massachusetts AU Annual Meeting featured author and AU Communications Director Rob Boston who spoke on the topic "Religious Freedom: What It Is and What It Is Not." Rob examined ongoing controversies over the meaning of religious freedom and how Religious Right-led attempts to redefine religious liberty would affect LGBT rights, reproductive rights, access to health care, religion in public education and the equal treatment of all Americans, religious and non-religious.
Delaware Valley Americans United hosted a talk by Ethan Andersen from Compassion & Choices. Andersen talked about legislation pending in New Jersey on death with dignity and the involvement of the Religious Right in the aid-in-dying movement. He also shared common responses to religious arguments against passing death with dignity laws.
The Greater Naples Chapter of Americans United hosted a talk by Rev. Barry Lynn on "Vouchers and the Florida Tax Credit Scholarships." Florida public education is often under attack by state legislators who want to funnel public money into private, mostly religious, schools.
A lively question and answer session took place following Lynn's presentation. The event took place March 6th, at the Hilton Naples hotel.