The Supreme Court begins its 2014-15 term today. The 2013-14 session was a disaster for separation of church and state, and there’s a general sense among defenders of that principle that it would be best if the high court simply avoided such cases. Read more
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.
An Arkansas woman has declared her gun range a “Muslim-free zone.” Jan Morgan, proprietor of The Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range, announced the change on the business’ Facebook page; as justification, she cited the “strange behavior” of two recent patrons Morgan assumed to be of Middle Eastern descent.
When an individual doesn’t feel like being absolutely truthful, there are a couple of things he or she can do. One is to simply tell lies. Another, perhaps more common tactic, is to omit certain pieces of information, thus giving the listener an incomplete picture.
The latter tactic was on full display this year during the Religious Right’s “Values Voter Summit” last week, and perhaps no one used it better than a man named Kelly Shackelford. Read more
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.
Sarasota-Manatee AU will host Rev. Steven Baines on Saturday, October 11, at Gelbart Auditorium in the Selby Library. Rev. Baines will speak on "The War on Religious Freedom: The Religious Right's Bogey Man."