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Orange County Chapter Hosts Hussam Ayloush

The Orange County chapter’s February event features Hussam Ayloush, Southern California Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).  He will be speaking on: "Battling Islamophobia."  This presentation will focus the challenges faced by the Islamic community such as combating those who are taking America in a direction that involves xenophobia, division, hatred, incivility and intolerance. Read more

Orange County Hosts Eddie Tabash

The Orange County chapter’s January event features Edward Tabash, Esq., speaking on: "The Religious Right, Stronger Than Ever."  This presentation will focus on the resurgent power of the religious right and the looming threat of theocracy.  Among the examples that will be given to demonstrate this dangerous march toward religious tyranny will be the assault on gay rights, along with other instances of the attempt to undo the modern secular state.

The event takes place on Saturday, January 15th at 2:00 PM, at the Irvine Ranch Water District, 15600 Sand Canyon Avenue, Irvine Read more

Naples (FL) Next Event in the First Voice Series

The next event in Naple's First Voice Series features Douglas L. Wilson, Esq., speaking on: "A Lifetime Written Guarantee? Church & State Separation: Now & Then"

The event takes place Sunday, November 21, at 3:00 PM, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6340 Napa Woods Way, Naples, Florida 34116. Read more

Rochester AU Chapter Hosts Rob Boston

Rob Boston, the Senior Policy Analyst for Americans United for Separation of Church and State in Washington, DC, will be in Rochester Wednesday, November 17, at the First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South, Rochester 14610.  Boston will speak about "Church-State Separation: Where We Stand Now." The event takes place at 7:15 PM. Read more

Delaware Valley Chapter Activist Training

The Delaware Valley Chapter's South Jersey meeting will focus on activism in defence of church-state separation. DVAU Founder and VP Janice Rael will lead a discussion and workshop on "Doing More With DVAU," explaining AU's core issues, and showing South Jersey members who wish to volunteer for DVAU how to be more effective grassroots lobbyists on church-state issues at the local level. Janice is a knowledgeable social activist with years of experience. Read more

Rochester AU hosts Rob Boston

The Rochester Chapter of Americans United is bringing Rob Boston to town. Boston, the Senior Policy Analyst for Americans United for Separation of Church and State in Washington, DC, will speak about "Church-State Separation: Where We Stand Now."

Arkansas Presents "The Lord Was Not on Trial"

As annual chapter meetings go, this is one not to be missed!  James T. McCollum, the student at the center of the landmark "McCollum Decision" by the US Supreme Court in 1948 (33 US 203), is the featured speaker.  A new book recalling events surrounding this historic event was recently published by Jim's brother, Dannel McCollum, titled "The Lord Was Not on Trial." Read more

Indiana AU Says "Hoosiers, Have Your Say"

Have you ever wanted the opportunity to just get church-state concerns that bother you most off your chest?  Well, the Indiana AU Chapter is giving you that chance on Tuesday, October 26, beginning at 7 PM. Read more

Rev. Barry Lynn Keynotes Austin AU Event

The Austin Chapter of Americans United, along with the Texas Freedom Network, Equality Across America, and Center For Inquiriy - Austin Chapter, presents Rev. Barry Lynn speaking about "Church & State Under Obama...and Beyond” Read more