• Orange-Durham Chapter presents Roy Zimmerman in concert!

    Join us for a fun night of music featuring Roy Zimmerman's new album, RiZe Up!

    Friday, September 27, 2019
    7:30 PM
    UU Congregation of Hillsborough
    1710 Old NC 10
    Hillsborough, NC 27278

    Tickets are $20 (or what you can afford) at the door.
    For more information call Allison Mahaley at 336.212.0138

    Roy Zimmerman is coming back to Hillsborough! Join the Orange-Durham Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church & State for a fun night of music – featuring Roy's new album, RiZe Up.

    "Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society's foibles that bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer."
    — Los Angeles Times

    Roy Zimmerman’s signature blend of heart and hilarity has never been more necessary. RiZe Up is ninety minutes of Roy Zimmerman’s original songs, a funny and forceful affirmation of Peace and Social Justice. It’s laughter and encouragement for progressive-minded people who need a lot of both.

    Roy’s songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime, and his videos have garnered tens of millions of views. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records. He's shared stages with Bill Maher, Ellen DeGeneres, Holly Near, Robin Williams, Arlo Guthrie, John Oliver, Kate Clinton and George Carlin, and tours the country constantly with his wife and co-writer Melanie Harby.

    “The best musical satirist working today.”
    — Bay Area Reporter

    Get a preview of Roy's performances here: https://orangedurhamau.org/2019/07/24/roy-is-back

     

  • Rochester Chapter presents Sarah Timmerman

    Rochester Chapter Fall Speaker

    Sarah Timmerman
    Rochester NOW President

    Abortion Bans: What happens when Church & State are not kept separate

    Sarah Timmerman is a community organizer and current President of the Rochester Chapter of the National Organization for Women, where she works to improve the lives of women in Rochester and beyond. As a recent graduate of Nazareth College, she has dedicated much of her research to reproductive healthcare and the implications of current laws.

    When: Monday, September 23, 2019
    Where: Brighton Memorial Library
    2300 Elmwood Ave.
    Brighton, NY 14618

    Time: 7 pm.

    Free and open to the public.

    This event sponsored by the Rochester Chapter of Americans United.

  • Orange County, CA Chapter event with guest speaker Rev. Dr. Sarah Halverson-Cano

    The Importance of Church/State Separation to Religion

    09/21/2019
    1:45pm

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

    Too often, church/state separation is seen as an issue for the non-religious and its supporters are accused of being hostile to religion. Not only do many religious people support church/state separation, they often have specifically religious reasons for doing so. Government involvement in religion to them is not just unwelcome and inappropriate; it is an abuse of something they hold sacred. Rev Halverson-Cano will explore these issues and her own commitment to church/state separation.

    Rev. Dr. Sarah Halverson-Cano is the pastor of Fairview Community Church in Costa Mesa, CA. She holds a bachelors from Chapman University, pursued a Ph.D. in the New Testament from Claremont Graduate University, left academia to obtain a masters of divinity and entered the ministry. She currently holds a doctorate in preaching from Chicago Theological Seminary. Highly influenced by Jesus' call to social action in pursuit of justice and peace and the Hebrew prophets Isaiah and Micah, Rev. Halverson finds herself drawn to justice issues, and compelled to fight for the rights of the oppressed. Her ministry at Fairview and within the larger community reflects this call to justice. Rev. Sarah has received accolades for her social justice work and commitment to community from the Orange County Labor Federation, the Orange County Human Relations, Women For: Orange County, and the Council on American and Islamic Relations.

    Our doors open at 1:15 for socializing and the meeting starts at 1:45. There is plenty of free parking and there is no charge for the meeting.

    For more info contact mail@au-oc.org or visit our website at www.au-oc.org.

  • Orange County, CA Chapter Screening of "For The Bible Tells Me So"

    Orange County, CA Chapter

    Screening of
    "For The Bible Tells Me So"
    Discussion introduced and facilitated by film producer Robin Voss

    1:45pm - 08/17/2019

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

    This is an American documentary film directed by Daniel G. Karslake about homosexuality and its perceived conflict with Christianity, as well as various interpretations of what the Bible says about same-sex sexuality. Many Christians believe that homosexuality is condemned by the Bible and those in the Religious Right often argue that our secular laws should be based on this “fact.” This documentary challenges this interpretation of the Bible, and explores the way several families with Christian parents and gay children (many of whom, like Bishop V. Gene Robinson, are Christians as well) have dealt with the supposed conflict between their faith and homosexuality.

    Following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, “For the Bible Tells Me So” went on to win a number of prestigious festival awards including the Katherine Bryan Edwards Human Rights Prize at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, and the Best Documentary Audience Awards at the Seattle International Film Festival, the Provincetown International Film Festival, Outfest: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, the Milwaukee International Film Festival, and a number of others.

    Please join us for this important film and discussion on the religious right and their views of our secular society.

    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! 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, 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 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! 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.

  • 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.