Naples Chapter presents Rev. Tony Fisher

April 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm The Naples Chapter of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, The Collier Chapter of The American Civil Liberties Union and The Social Justice Committee of the Naples Unitarian Universalist Congregation present R ... Read »

Rochester Chapter presents guest speaker Jay D. Wexler

May 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm Rochester Chapter Spring Speaker Jay D. Wexler This Land is Our Land Too How non-Christians, including atheists and other freethinkers, are insisting on their right to participate in public life Jay Wexler has taught church/state la ... Read »

Homegrown Hate

On The Fringes Of The Far Right Sit Groups That Use Faith To Justify Violent Extremism

Brussels. Istanbul. Ankara. Paris. San Bernardino. Beirut. These cities are famous for their history and their culture. More recently, they’re also known for the suffering they’ve experienced at the hands of radicalized Muslims. Terrorism by Islamic extre ... Read »

Americans United In Action!

Staff Members and Activists Support Church-State Separation Nationwide

Members of the Americans United staff were out in full force at the U.S. Supreme Court March 23. The justices heard oral arguments in Zubik v. Burwell, a case concerning access to birth control. (You can read more about the argument in the legal challenge ... Read »

Campus Crusade For Bias?

How Religious Demands For Exemptions Harm Higher Education

By Vickie Sandell Stangl    A small but growing number of Americans have been inching ever closer to the principle that even in a secular democratic society, their religious beliefs should exempt them from modern laws.  The most recent examples are laws r ... Read »

Ga. Governor Vetoes Discriminatory LGBT Bill

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) in March vetoed H.B. 757, a so-called “religious freedom” bill  that opponents said could have allowed any individual or “faith-based” business, non-profit entity or taxpayer-funded organization to ignore any law that conflict ... Read »

Idaho Governor Vetoes Bible-In-Schools Bill

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter (R) last month vetoed a bill that would have expressly permitted public school teachers to use the Bible during classroom instruction, calling it unconstitutional. The bill’s sponsor, State Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll (R-Cottonwood) c ... Read »

Around The World: Egypt Renews Anti-Blasphemy Push

Egyptian authorities are targeting religious minorities as part of an anti-blasphemy crackdown, the Associated Press (AP) reported recently. In February, a court sentenced four Coptic Christian teenagers to jail for insulting Islam. The teens had filmed a ... Read »

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