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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."
On Sunday, October 19, at 1:00 PM, Arkansas AU will hold their Annual Meeting. This year the keynote is attorney Jack Wagoner, who will speak on "In Defense of Marriage Equality." The event takes place at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Little Rock on 1818 Reservoir Rd.
Nashville AU is hosting Sarah Jones at two big events on Sunday!
October 19, at 10:30 AM
Brookmeade Congregational Church, UCC
700 Bresslyn Rd, Nashville, TN 37205
The Nashville AU Chapter is hosting Sarah Jones on October 19 for two big events! Sarah, who works in the Americans United communications department, was featured last July 4th in an article that appeared in The New York Times.
At 10:30 AM, Sarah, will speak at Brookmeade Congregational Church, UCC, at 700 Bresslyn Rd, Nashville, TN 37205. Brookmeade is an open and affirming, inclusive, and Just Peace Church, committed to social justice in our lives and society. You are kindly invited by Rev. Dr. Richard Diekmann, Sarah Jones, and AU Nashville Chapter to be a part of this event. For more information.
Americans United Communications Director, and author, Rob Boston is speaking in Charleston on Sunday, October 19. His topic is “Religious Freedom: What It Is And What It Is Not.”
The Delaware Valley Americans United Chapter's South Jersey group presents Rev. Steven Baines, Assistant Field Director for Religious Outreach at Americans United in Washington, DC. Rev. Baines will be talking about “Is Your Religion Really My Religion?: The Battle for Genuine Religious Freedom in America.” The event takes place on Sunday, October 19, from 3-5 PM in Fellowship Hall of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cherry Hill NJ, 401 North Kings Highway.
The Indiana Chapter of Americans United For Separation of Church And State presents a Religious Freedom Candidate Forum. The chapter invited legislative candidates from across Marion County to participate in a question and answer panel regarding religious freedom and church state topics. The event takes place on Sunday, October 12th from 6-8 PM at Broadway United Methodist Church.