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Change And Challenges: Americans United Pushes Into Its Next Decade

If you’re a fan of this feature, you’re used to reading Barry Lynn’s words here. As most of you probably know by now, Barry is retiring this month. Americans United’s Board of Trustees is hard at work finding a new leader for our organization. Until that happens, I’ll be occupying this space.

Barry worked at Americans United for 25 years. His tenure is an impressive achievement, the pinnacle of a professional career dedicated to protecting the rights and liberties of all Americans.

Staff Members And Activists Support Separation Of Church-State

Americans United staff members and chapter activists have been busy supporting separation of church and state through a variety of activities. Here’s some information on recent events:            

Americans United Executive Director Barry W. Lynn made a round of final public appearances for the group last month. (Lynn, who has served as AU’s executive director since 1992, is retiring this month.)

AU Staff Members And Local Activists Spread The Word About Church-State Separation

Staff members and activists with Americans United have been working hard to support separation of church and state through speeches, media appearances and other forums


Here’s a roundup of some recent activities:

Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United, appeared on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” July 6 to discuss recent actions by the Supreme Court, including the high court’s ruling in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer. Lynn answered questions from the host and took calls from viewers.

Members Of The AU Staff And Grassroots Activists Have Been Busy Promoting Separation Of Church And State

It has been another busy and productive period for Americans United staff members and activists. Here’s a roundup of recent activities:

Americans United Executive Director Barry W. Lynn addressed the Montgomery County, Md., Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union in Silver Spring May 24. Lynn briefed the group on current threats to church-state separation under the Trump administration.

Staff Members And Activists Promote Separation

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.

AU Staff Members And Activists Support Separation Of Church And State Nationwide

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.

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