Massachusetts Chapter's 2016 Religious Liberty Dinner and Program


Massachusetts 2016 RELIGIOUS LIBERTY DINNER AND PROGRAMBoston Marriott Copley Place110 Huntington AvenueBoston, Massachusetts 02116Thursday, June 2, 2016Reception 5:30 p.m. cash bar    Dinner 6:30   Program 7:30The Three Authors(15 minutes each to be followed by Q and A and a book signing.)David Niose From 2009 to 2012 he served as president of the American Humanist Association. He was elected vice president in 2011 and was named president in 2013 of the Secular Coalition of America; a lobbying coalition based in Washington, D.C. He received the Religious Liberty Award from the AU of Massachusetts in 2015. He is the author of the bestselling books Fighting Back the Right: Reclaiming America from the Attack on Reason and Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans, as well as the popular Psychology Today blog, Our Humanity Naturally. Niose is also an attorney who has litigated constitutional cases all over the country. Katherine Stewart She started her career in journalism working for investigative reporter Wayne Barrett at The Village Voice, and contributed to Newsweek International, the New York Observer, and Rolling Stone among others. She wrote the book about the musical Rent and, after moving to Santa Barbara in 2005, published two novels about 21st century parenting. She is the author of The Good News Club (Public Affairs, 2012), an investigative book about public education and religious fundamentalism in America. Most recently she has written for The New York Times, The Nation, The Atlantic, and The Guardian.Rob BostonRob Boston is the Director of Communications at Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Rob, who has worked at Americans United since 1987, also serves as editor of AU's Church & State magazine. Rob 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 the 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). Tickets: $125 each(Tickets will be held at the door)     Sponsorships:____    Defender of Separation of Church and State- $1,000 and Above  ____    Protector of Separation of Church and State- $500____    Upholder of Separation of Church and State-$300                         Contributions in these sponsorship categories include two complimentary tickets and a listing in the program.          Please send check made out to AU Massachusetts to: 12 Pine Tree Drive, Worcester, MA 01609 by May 27th.For more Information: call Ron Madnick 508-982-1722 or email

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