• Rabbi Shapiro speaks about church/state separation issues in the Jacksonville area

    Rabbi Shapiro speaks about church/state separation issues in the Jacksonville area

    6:30 pm - 6/18/2018

    Buckman Bridge UU Church 8447 Manresa Ave. JACKSONVILLE, FL 32244

    Rabbi Merrill Shapiro, Trustee and Immediate Past President, National Board of Trustees, Americans United for Separation of Church and State is the guest speaker for the First Coast Freethought Society. Event is free and all are invited.

    For map click: http://firstcoastfreethoughtsociety.org/cms/lib/fcfs_bbuuc_map.gif

  • Orange County Chapter presents guest speaker Professor Phil Zuckerman

    The Orange County Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State will be presenting Professor Phil Zuckerman on “The Nonreligious in Today’s America.”  Phil Zuckerman is a professor of sociology and secular studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. His most recent book is The Nonreligious (Oxford, 2016). The meeting is on June 16th and starts at 1:45 pm with the doors opening at 1:15 pm for socializing and snacks.  The meeting is held at the Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine 92618.  

    For more information visit the web site at www.au-oc.org  call 714-299-4551 or email mail@au-oc.org.  The event is FREE and OPEN to the public. Plenty of free parking. All are welcome to attend! Please join us for this discussion. Seating will be on a first-come, first-seated basis.  

    Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause nor activities of organizations which use the District’s meeting rooms that are made available as a public service.

  • Orange County Chapter presents guest speaker Professor Kathleen Treseder

    The Orange County Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State will be presenting Professor Kathleen Treseder on “Climate Change & What It Has To Do With Separation of Church and State.”  Professor Treseder holds the Ayala Chair of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine. The meeting is on May 19th and starts at 1:45 pm with the doors opening at 1:15 pm for socializing and snacks. The meeting is held at the Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine 92618.  

    For more information visit the web site at www.au-oc.org  call 714-299-4551 or email mail@au-oc.org.  The event is FREE and OPEN to the public. Plenty of free parking. All are welcome to attend! Please join us for this discussion. Seating will be on a first-come, first-seated basis.  

    Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause nor activities of organizations which use the District’s meeting rooms that are made available as a public service.

  • El Paso Chapter presents an Evening of Civil Discourse with Richard Katskee and Susan Cooper

    An Evening of Civil Discourse: The Rights of Women, LGBTQ People and Religious Minorities under Trump and Abbott

    In the hands of the federal and state administrations, religion has served as a justification for policies that undermine women’s reproductive autonomy and violate the human and civil rights of sexual and religious minorities.  Join leaders of the League of Women Voters, Join Us For Justice, and Equality Texas, to learn about how civil rights coalitions of religious and secular organizations are resisting such discriminatory policies, and to learn about how you can help our fight to expand civil rights protections for all.

    What: Panel discussion: Religion and the Rights of Women and Sexual Minorities under Trump and Abbott.

    Who: Susan Cooper, League of Women Voters, and Richard B. Katskee, Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

    When: May 17, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

    Where: Best Western Hotel (Airway)

    Richard B. Katskee is a law scholar and the legal director of AU.  As such, he has litigated First Amendment cases in both federal and state courts.  He will be sharing AU’s involvement in high-stakes cases currently before the Supreme Court that could rollback decades of progress in civil liberties.

    Susan Cooper has been the president of the El Paso league of Women Voters for ___ years.  She will be speaking about the League’s state-wide efforts to increase voter participation and to educate the Texas electorate about threats to women’s reproductive rights and the rights of LGBTQ people.

    Co-sponsored by Join Us For Justice (the local chapter of American United for Separation of Church and State), El Paso's League of Women Voters, and Equality Texas.

  • AU Montana Chapter Meeting

    Americans United - Montana, the Montana Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State (au.org), will meet on Thursday, May 17 at 6:30 pm at the Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Avenue, Billings.   

    AU - MT is a nonpartisan educational and advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the constitutional principle of church-state separation.  

    Find us at https://www.facebook.com/americansunitedmontana/   Email us at unitedmontana@gmail.com

  • Rochester Chapter presents Donald Rehkopf Jr.

    Rochester Chapter's Spring Speaker

    Donald Rehkopf Jr. speaking on Defending Religious Freedom in the Military

    Rochester-based lawyer Donald Rehkopf Jr. is legal counsel for the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, a watchdog group and an advocacy organization that works to ensure members of the U.S. Armed Forces receive the Constitutional guarantee of religious freedom to which they are entitled by virtue of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

    The MRFF is often pitted against fundamentalist Christian organizations, going to battle against their bullying in the U.S. military. Rehkopf will speak about some of the more interesting cases he has been involved with representing members of the military.

    When: Monday, April 23, 2018 Where: Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Brighton Time: 7 pm. Free and open to the public.

  • Orange County Chapter presents guest speaker David Kaloyanides

    The Orange County Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State will be presenting David Kaloyanides who represented the Freedom From Religion Foundation against the Chino Valley Unified School District who were praying and proselytizing during school board meetings. The meeting is on April 21st and starts at 1:45 pm with the doors opening at 1:15 pm for socializing and snacks.  The meeting is held at the Irvine Ranch Water District* Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine 92618.

    For more information visit the web site at www.au-oc.org  call 714-299-4551 or email mail@au-oc.org.  The event is FREE and OPEN to the public. Plenty of free parking. All are welcome to attend! Please join us for this discussion. Seating will be on a first-come, first-seated basis.  

    *Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause nor activities of organizations which use the District’s meeting rooms that are made available as a public service.

     

  • Sarasota-Manatee Chapter's Meet & Greet with Bishop Bridget Meehan

    Join us on Saturday April 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM for a Meet & Greet with special guest Bishop Bridget Meehan.

    Bishop Bridget Meehan is one of the first women involved in challenging the all-male priesthood. She became a priest, along with a number of other women. She is now a Roman Catholic Bishop who ordains other women who heard the calling all their lives and challenged the all-male hierarchy.

    Bridget holds mass locally at St. Andrew Church, an affirming and welcoming to all church. Her response to "how do you feel about abortion" is "It's between a woman and her doctor." What does it feel like to truly stand up for what you believe? Find out at our meeting.

    There will be wine, cheese, and conversation with great people.

    The event will be held in the West Wing of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, located at 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota FL 34232.

    Please RSVP to mail@AUsarasota.org so we know how many people to expect!

     

  • Louisville Chapter presents "The Separation of Church and State in Our Public Schools"

    The Separation of Church and State in Our Public Schools

    March 29, 2018 at 630-8 PM Chao Auditorium Ekstrom Library University of Louisville

    The Kentucky legislature has recently passed, or is considering, a number of bills that impinge on the separation of church and state in our public schools, and threaten the religious liberty of teachers and students. Join us for a panel discussion about the impact of last year’s Biblical literacy bill and the pending legislation requiring abstinence education and allowing tax credits for donations to private schools. Speakers will update us on these measures, their consequences for the public schools, and what parents and students can do to respond.

    Speakers: Nik Nartowicz State Legislative Counsel, Americans United for Separation of Church and State

    Heather Gatnarek ACLU of Kentucky Legal Fellow

    Morgan McGarvey State Senator, District 19

    Lisa Willner Vice Chair of Jefferson County Board of Education Candidate for House District 35

    This is a FREE event, however tickets are required and available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/separation-of-church-and-state-in-ourpublic-schools-tickets-43686237713?aff=es2

    Sponsors: Americans United for Separation of Church and State-Louisville Chapter American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research (University of Louisville) Secular Student Alliance (University of Louisville) ACLU of Kentucky Brandeis School of Law Chapter

  • Triad Chapter presents "We The People: African-Americans and the U.S. Constitution"

    WE THE PEOPLE African-Americans and the U.S. Constitution

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 7-8:30pm

    "WE THE PEOPLE: African-Americans and the U.S. Constitution" will be the focus of a panel discussion led by Fleming El-Amin at the March 27 gathering of the Triad Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

    Panelist include:   •    Prof. Luellen Curry Eversley, WFU Law School •    Attorney Jasper Brown, a retired labor specialist •    Attorney Hazel Mack, Director of Outreach at WFU •    Dr. Anthony Parent, Professor of History at WFU

    The public is cordially invited to attend the panel discussion and Q&A session, which will be held at the Polo Park Recreation Center (1850 Polo Rd.) in Winston-Salem from 7:00-8:30 p.m. FREE.