• Orange County, CA Chapter event with guest speaker Rob Boston

    Rob Boston
    speaking on

    Separation of Church and State: Where We've Been, Where We Are, and Where We'd Like To Be

    1:45pm - 7/20/2019

    Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room
    15500 Sand Canyon Ave
    Irvine, CA 92618

    Rob will offer a brief summary of the origins of church-state separation in America, discuss the range of current threats we face and offer a positive vision for the future, including tips on what activists can do to get us there.

    Rob Boston is senior adviser and editor of Church & State, Americans United for Separation of Church and State's monthly membership magazine.

    Rob, who has worked at Americans United since 1987, is the author of four books: Close Encounters with the Religious Right: Journeys into the Twilight Zone of Religion and Politics (Prometheus Books, 2000); The Most Dangerous Man in America? Pat Robertson and the Rise of the Christian Coalition (Prometheus Books, 1996); Why the Religious Right Is Wrong About Separation of Church and State (Prometheus Books, 1993; second edition, 2003) and, most recently, Taking Liberties: Why Religious Freedom Doesn’t Give You The Right To Tell Other People What To Do (Prometheus Books, 2014).

    For more info: mail@au-oc.org; 714-299-4551; www.au-oc.org

  • Maryland Chapter at Cumberland Pride

    Booth at Cumberland Pride 7/14

    11am-6pm - 7/14/2019

    1 North Liberty Street
    Cumberland, Maryland 21502

    We need a few people to talk to people and distribute brochures. If you are uncomfortable talking to people, you can help by bringing food and water, or you can assist with setup or cleanup. You can sign up on Meetup or by posting a comment to the Facebook event. Please note in your response whether you can attend the entire event (11am-6pm) or if not, the time frame you can cover. If you are interested in learning more about AU, this is an excellent opportunity to stop by our booth, take some brochures, and chat with us.

    For more information please contact aumd.info@gmail.com or send a message to our Facebook page

  • Maryland Chapter at Hagerstown Pride

    Booth at Hagerstown Pride

    11am-6pm - 7/13/2019

    14 N Potomac St,
    Hagerstown, MD 21740-4806

    We need a few volunteers to talk to people and distribute brochures. If you are uncomfortable talking to people, you can help by bringing food and water, or you can assist with setup or cleanup. You can sign up on Meetup or by posting a comment to the Facebook event. Please note in your response whether you can attend the entire event (11am-6pm) or if not, the time frame you can cover. If you are interested in learning more about AU, this is an excellent opportunity to stop by our booth, take some brochures, and chat with us.

    For more information please contact aumd.info@gmail.com or send a message to our Facebook page

  • Houston Chapter's Annual Meeting with Rachel Laser

    Annual Meeting with AU Leader Rachel Laser: "Church-State Separation in Trump's America: Where We Are and Where We’re Going”

    June 17, 2019
    7:00 p.m. annual meeting and program
    6:15 p.m. registration and reception

    Congregation Emanu El
    1500 Sunset Blvd
    Houston, Texas 77005

    It’s time to fight for church-state separation like your life, freedom and country depend on it. They do!

    The Trump administration has led the effort to demolish this constitutional principle. Recent efforts include denial of care to patients based on health care workers’ religious objections; allowing foster care agencies to reject parents who don't share their religious beliefs; bans on entry from certain Muslim-majority countries; and draconian abortion bans that threaten women’s health.

    Come to the Houston Chapter's annual meeting to hear AU President/CEO Rachel Laser discuss “Church-State Separation in Trump’s America: Where We Are and Where We’re Going.” You'll hear how AU will lead the charge to prevent this relentless assault on our basic freedoms and how you can join in.

    Free and open to the public. Free parking in garage.

    Laser, who took the reins of AU in February 2018, is the first woman and the first non-Christian to lead AU. She is a lawyer, advocate and strategist with a proven track record of uniting faith and secular leaders and advocacy organizations to further the principles of church-state separation. Read more about her here.

    This event is on our chapter's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/auhouston.org and on our web site at auhouston.org. For more information, email americansunited.houstonchapter@gmail.com

  • Orange County, CA Chapter Screening of "Documenting Hate"

    Screening of
    Documenting Hate

    1:45pm - 6/15/2019

    Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room
    15500 Sand Canyon Ave
    Irvine, CA 92618

    The Orange County Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State will be screening Documenting Hate, the Frontline/ProPublica documentary on white supremacy. The meeting is on June15th at 1:45pm at the Community Room of the Irvine Ranch Water District at 15500 Sand Canyon Avenue in Irvine.

    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.

  • Nashville Chapter Meeting

    Nashville Chapter Meeting

    Thursday, June 13, 2019
    7:00 PM

    West Police Precinct
    5500 Charlotte Pike
    Nashville, TN 37209

    Questions? Contact Charles@Nashville-AU.org

    We will discuss Pride activities and other matters. We'll also ask attendees to tell us about what they've been doing for the cause recently.

  • Maryland Chapter at Savage Fest

    Maryland Chapter is Tabling at Savage Fest

    Saturday, June 1, 2019
    10:00 AM

    Baldwin Common and Carroll Baldwin Hall
    Corner of Foundry & Baltimore Streets
    9035 Baltimore St.
    Savage, MD 20763

    Volunteers Needed!

    Join us at Savage Fest to talk to community members about church-state separation and distribute information about Americans United. In addition to needing volunteers who can help table for any time slot between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., we also could use folks who can assist with setup, cleanup or bringing supplies to the volunteers at our booth.

    If you are interested in learning more about AU, this is an excellent opportunity to stop by our booth, take some brochures and chat with us. For more info about Savage Fest, click here.

    For more info on AU or to sign up, contact us at aumd.info@gmail.com.

    You can find us on Facebook and Meetup.

  • Rochester Chapter presents Rob Boston

    The Rochester Chapter presents

    “Separation of Church and State: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are and Where We’d Like to Be”

    with guest speaker

    Rob Boston, Senior Adviser/Editor Church & State, Americans United

    Monday, May 20 2019
    7:00pm

    Downtown United Presbyterian Church
    121 Fitzhugh St. N.
    Rochester, NY 14614

    A brief annual meeting will precede the program. This event is free and open to the public. All are invited and encouraged to attend.

    For more info contact:
    Robert Goldstein
    info@aurochester.org

     

  • Delaware Valley Chapter Luncheon

    Delaware Valley Chapter Luncheon

    Sunday, May 19, 2019
    1:00 PM

    Awbury Arboretum
    1 Awbury Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19138

    RSVP HERE

    Questions? Contact president@dvau.org or 856-449-3461

    The DVAU Chapter is hosting a luncheon for all supporters who are interested in learning about volunteer opportunities with Americans United. AU national staff, including new VP for State Outreach and Engagement Sarah Gillooly, will be here to talk about our work and how you can get more involved. We hope you'll join us!

    It is free to attend but seating is limited, so please RSVP today.

  • Orange County, CA Chapter event with guest speaker Rhett Kuseski

    Orange County Chapter presents

    Rhett Kuseski

    From Atheism to Seminary and Back Again

    1:45pm - 5/18/2019

    Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room
    15500 Sand Canyon Ave
    Irvine, CA 92618

    Rhett will share his secular and spiritual journey as a young active atheist who later converted to Christianity in college. After attending and graduating from seminary he had a falling out with the church. Having had a profound born again Christian experience, he will talk about the psychology of his conversation and de-conversion and share insights into worldview shifts and why some might be more susceptible to them than others. He will also discuss what this all means and how it relates to the separation of church and state.

    For more info email us at mail@au-oc.org or check the website at www.au-oc.org.