• 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.

  • Atlantic Coast Chapter Event

    “Public Money for Public Schools: How the State of Florida siphons tax dollars from public schools to fund CHOICE options owned by private corporations and religious entities”  

    Colleen Conklin, M.S. Ed, Director of  Dual Enrollment offering a S.M.A.R.T.E.R., (Science, Math, AeroSpace/Aviation, Robotics and Technology) course load at Embry-Riddle will Aeronautical University, will discuss “Public Money for Public Schools: How the State of Florida siphons tax dollars from public schools to fund CHOICE options owned by private corporations and religious entities” at the next meeting of the Atlantic Coast Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27th  in the meeting room of the Flagler County Public Library Main Branch, 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy NW, Palm Coast, Florida 32137.  This meeting is open to the public, all are welcome. There is no charge and no advance arrangements need be made. For further information call 804-914-4460.

  • Greater Naples Chapter Workshop

    The Greater Naples Chapter

    PRESENTS A WORKSHOP

    PUBLIC FUNDS FOR RELIGIOUS PURPOSES? THE “NO AID CLAUSE” OF THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION. WHAT IT IS AND WHY C.R.C WANTS IT OUT!

    PRESENTED BY

    THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS GREATER NAPLES CHAPTER OF AMERICANS UNITED

    DAVID GOLDSTEIN AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION

    REVEREND TONY FISHER UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018 6:00 pm reception wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served 6:30 pm program

    Thomas Hall Unitarian Universalist Congregation 6340 Napa Woods Way, Naples www.uunaples.org

    Visit us at www.au-naples.org

  • Orange County Chapter presents guest speaker Dannie Ceseña

    The Orange County Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State will be presenting Dannie Ceseña of the LGBT Center OC who will be discussing “transgender rights and the law”  The meeting is on  March 17th 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.

  • Clay County Chapter Annual Meeting with guest speaker David Campbell

    Clay County Chapter Annual Meeting   Saturday, February 3 10 AM Fleming Island Public Library 1895 Town Center Blvd Fleming Island, FL 32003 “Church-State Trouble from Tallahassee” David Campbell will bring news on the continuing efforts by the Religious Right to shape our school system and their successes with our politicians in Tallahassee. Save the date and join us!

  • New Mexico Chapter Meeting with guest speaker from Compassion and Choices

    The New Mexico Chapter will host an Outreach Representative of Compassion and Choices as their guest speaker. They will discuss what New Mexico had, in relation to legislation on Medical Aid in Dying... Why we "lost" it... and the measures being taken to re-establish that right. There will be a Q & A session. All are invited and encouraged to attend.

    Thursday Feb 1, 2018 6-8pm Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice Main Hall 202 Harvard Dr SE Albuquerque, NM 87106

    More details and RSVP