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The Greater Phoenix Chapter Presents Michael L. "Mikey" Weinstein

The Greater Phoenix AU Chapter and the Arizona Foundation for Contemporary Theology are co-hosting an event featuring Mikey Weinstein, author, attorney, activist, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and AU's 'Person of the Year 2011'.  Mikey will speak on religious extremism in the U.S. military and the dangers and implications it presents.  An outspoken advocate, Weinstein is founder and president of the Military Religious Freedom Project.   Read more

Orange County (CA) AU Hosts Julie Korinke from Planned Parenthood

The Orange County chapter’s October 6th event features Julie Korinke, the Public Affairs Manager for Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties.   Julie will be speaking on “The War on Women and What It Has to Do with the Separation of Church and State.”  The discussion will cover the war on women and how it impacts the upcoming election, both locally and nationally.  We ignore it at our peril if we allow the powerful to give those with a religious agenda control over aspects of our health care, all done in the name of their definition of "religious freedom." Read more