• 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

    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


  • Delaware Valley Chapter Luncheon

    Delaware Valley Chapter Luncheon

    Sunday, May 19, 2019
    1:00 PM

    Awbury Arboretum
    1 Awbury Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19138


    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.

  • Rob Boston speaking in Arlington, VA

    Hear Rob speak at an event with the Washington Area Secular Humanists

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

    Saturday, May 4, 1 p.m.
    Westover Branch Library 1644 N. McKinley Road, Arlington, Va. 22205

    Rob Boston, AU's senior adviser and editor of Church & State magazine, will present "Separation of Church and State: Where We've Been, Where We Are and Where We'd Like to Be."

    Rob's presentation is part of the Washington Area Secular Humanists' Speaker Series. More information is available here.

    The event is free and open to the public. See you there!

  • Orange-Durham Chapter Event

    Orange-Durham Chapter Presents

    Medical Aid in Dying - A Separation of Church & State Perspective
    Ed Tiryakian, Dying Right NC

    6:30pm - 4/30/2019

    The Whitted Human Services Building, Room 230    
    300 W. Tryon Street
    Hillsborough, NC 27278

    Movements toward the rights of Medical Aid in Dying (“MAID”), have met various forms of religious opposition. Ed Tiryakian, JD/MBA founded Dying Right NC ( https://dyingrightnc.org ) in 2015 to advocate for an expansion of End of Life Options for North Carolinians. Dying Right NC has worked actively with legislators in Raleigh to introduce bills to enact Medical Aid in Dying (“MAID”) legislation; In the 9 states where MAID is legal, terminally ill, mentally competent patients are able to get a prescription from a licensed physician which would allow them to end their lives at the time and place of their choosing, almost always at home surrounded by loved ones.

    Opposition to MAID comes almost exclusively from those citing deeply felt religious beliefs that man has no right to interfere with "God’s plan for each individual". In the states where MAID is legal, Catholic hospitals refuse to allow their associated physicians to participate, making access a growing problem.

    Ed Tiryakian fills us in on where the movement is now, and how it intersects with the interests of supporters of church-state separation.

    Contact info@orangedurhamau.org with questions.

  • San Antonio Chapter event with guest speaker Nick Little

    THE SAN ANTONIO Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State presents

    "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Secular Litigation in the post-Kennedy World"

    with featured speaker

    Nick Little
    Legal Counsel for the Center for Inquiry

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    7:00 PM
    First Unitarian Church
    7150 W. I-10
    San Antonio, TX 78213
    (plenty of parking)

    Nick will address the changing landscape facing secular organizations seeking to defend the rights of non-believers, promote science-based policy making, and fight back against Christian Nationalism through the Federal Court system.

    Bring a friend.  Take a stand.  Get involved.
    This meeting is free and open to the public.
    All are invited and encouraged to attend.

    For more information contact:
    Eric Lane


  • Orange County, CA Chapter Screening of "Trapped"

    Screening of TRAPPED

    1:45pm - 4/20/2019

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

    Introduced by NLC Member Judge Lynne Riddle (ret), Instructor in Reproductive Justice, UCI-Law School

    U.S. reproductive health clinics are fighting to remain open. Since 2010, 288 laws regulating abortion providers have been passed by state legislatures. In total, 44 states and the District of Columbia have measures subjecting abortion providers to legal restrictions not imposed on other medical professionals. Unable to comply with these far-reaching and medically unnecessary laws, clinics have taken their fight to the courts. In 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling (Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt) that prevents individual states from essentially outlawing abortion. Trapped follows the clinic workers and lawyers who were on the front lines of the battle to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women.

    The film premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking.

    For more information: mail@au-oc.org or visit our web page at www.au-oc.org

  • Delaware Valley Chapter's South Jersey Church & State Discussion Group

    DVAU/Cherry Hill Lunch Church & State Discussion Group

    12:00pm to 2:00pm - 4/16/2019

    Sakura Spring Asian Cuisine
    1871 Marlton Pike East
    Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

    Join us for our monthly South Jersey lunch, please RSVP!

    Meet with DVAU members for lunch on the third Tuesday each month at 12 noon at Sakura Spring in Cherry Hill NJ! Join our daytime discussion group in South Jersey, led by longtime DVAU member Marion Steininger. Sakura Spring Asian Cuisine is on Route 70 East.

    The Cherry Hill lunchtime discussion group meets from 12 noon to 2:00pm. Meeting attendees are not obligated to buy lunch, but you may want to, as lunch specials are between $8-$10 for Chinese food and $13-$15 for sushi, and the food is delicious. RSVPs are preferred but not required; email president@dvau.org to be put in touch with Marion and the group.

    Discussion topics range from issues covered in Americans United’s Church & State Magazine, to news stories in the local media, and more. We occasionally have a speaker who gives a talk during the lunch.

    You can RSVP and get more details on DVAU’s Meetup group.

    For details, please email president@dvau.org, or call/text 856-449-3461.

  • Rob Boston speaking in Willow Grove, PA

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

    Sunday, March 31, 1:30 p.m.

    Upper Moreland Library
    109 Park Ave., Willow Grove, PA 19090

    Sponsored by the Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia
    More information: www.hagp.org

    Rob Boston, AU's senior adviser and editor of Church & State magazine, will give a presentation about "Separation of Church and State: Where We've Been, Where We Are, and Where We'd Like to Be."

    The event is free and open to the public.