The official Americans United blog covering local activism and events.
The Delaware Valley AU Chapter's annual Church-State Issues Symposium is an event not to be missed. It is (appropriately) held at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The event features a host of excellent speakers, including AU Executive Director Barry Lynn. Read more
The Orange County chapter’s April 14th event is a screening of “How To Die In Oregon”. In 1994, Oregon became the first state to legalize aid in dying. As a result, any individual whom two physicians diagnose as having less than six months to live can lawfully request a fatal dose of barbiturate to end his or her life. Since 1994, more than 500 Oregonians have taken their mortality into their own hands. In “How to Die in Oregon,” the film maker gently enters the lives of the terminally ill as they consider whether – and when – to end their lives by lethal overdose. Read more
On Sunday, April 14, at 2:00 PM, the Greater Phoenix Chapter is hosting Dr. Andrew Jackson, an advocate for the religious clauses of the first amendment of the Constitution. Dr. Jackson will talk about the definition of the term “religion” and its application to the religious clauses of the first amendment. He will also address the historical and modern usage of the phrase, “separation of Church and State”, and how this phrase is out-of-date in light of our religiously pluralistic society. Read more
This Saturday, March 9, from 9 AM to 3 PM, Winston-Salem AU chapter members and supporters are encouraged to join with Forsyth Area Critical Thinkers (FACT), to demonstrate against the Good News Club event to be held at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. FACT President Steve Hewitt informs us they will be setting up in the fairgrounds, off Deacon Blvd, at 9 AM at the Archway to the Coliseum just outside the Education Building. Read more
The Greater Phoenix AU chapter meeting on Sunday offers a very special treat! A screening of the documentary film ‘No Dinosaurs in Heaven’ hosted by none other than the film’s director, Greta Schiller! This important film explores how religious fundamentalist are corrupting the teaching of evolution in public schools. Read more