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Members of Americans United staff and local activists have kept busy educating fellow citizens about the importance of separation of church and state. Recent activities include:


Americans United Executive Director Barry W. Lynn was profiled April 3 by Tony Mauro, a reporter for the National Law Journal. During the Q&A interview, Lynn discussed his upcoming retirement and reflected on his 25 years with Americans United.

Americans United In Action!

Americans United staff members and activists around the country have kept busy the past few weeks supporting separation of church and state in several ways.

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Last month’s issue of Church & State went to press just days before the Women’s March on Washington took place. Americans United was an official partner of the march. Several AU staff members took part in the historic event in Washington, D.C., and chapter activists participated in the “sister marches” that took place all over the country.

Americans United In Action!

Americans United staff members and chapter activists have had another busy month. Here’s some information on recent activities:

AU Executive Director Barry W. Lynn wrote an op-ed column in late December that was distributed to newspapers and news websites nationwide. In the piece, Lynn urged all Americans to recognize that the church-state wall is a vital tool in protecting religious freedom.

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Staff members, chapter leaders and activists with Americans United remain busy around the country defending the separation of church and state.

Recent activities include:

Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United, traveled to San Francisco in late October to speak at the First Unitarian Universalist Church. His speech, titled “Why Is Separation of Church and State So Important?” was co-sponsored by the Bay Area Humanists and the Humanists and Non-Theists of the Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco.

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Members of Americans Uni­ted’s Board of Trustees, National Leadership Council (NLC) and Youth Advisory Council gathered in Washington, D.C., Oct. 30-31 for a 2016 Annual Meeting focused on increasing online and grassroots activism. This year’s meeting was planned collaboratively with the NLC Meetings Committee, chaired by NLC member Vernon Alger, and the AU Field Department.

During the event, attendees participated in workshops on how to advocate more effectively for separation of church and state in their local communities.

Joining The Fight

Eric Rothschild joined Americans United’s Legal Department in late September as litigation counsel. A graduate of Duke University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, Rothschild worked with Americans United in 2005 as lead counsel in Kitzmiller v. Dover, which struck down the teaching of “intelligent design” in a Pennsylvania school district.

Rothschild shared some thoughts about Americans United and church-state issues in a recent interview with Church & State.

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Members of the Americans United staff spent the last few weeks hard at work promoting separation of church and state. Here’s some news about recent activities:

Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United, did a swing through two Southern states in late September and early October.

Lynn spoke at the College of Charles­ton in Charleston, S.C., Sept. 30. His speech was titled “God and Government.”

Americans United In Action!

Members of Americans Uni­ted’s national staff and chapter activists spent the past few weeks hard at work promoting separation of church and state in many venues.

Here’s a round-up of recent activities:

AU Executive Director Barry W. Lynn spoke at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., Sept. 6. Lynn, who graduated from Dickinson in 1970 with an undergraduate degree in English, addressed the topic “Celebrating a Dead Letter or a Living Document?” The event was part of Dickinson’s Winfield C. Cook Constitution Day celebration.

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Staff members and chapter activists with Americans United spent a busy summer advocating for separation of church and state, speaking to allied groups and taking part in special events.

Here is some information about recent activities:

Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United, traveled to Indianapolis July 22 to take part in a panel discussion titled “God and Government,” hosted by AU’s Indiana Chapter.

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