Americans United In ACTION! AU Staff Members And Activists Promote Church-State Separation.


Americans United staff and chapter activists have kept busy promoting church-state separation around the country and even around the world!

Here's a roundup of recent activities:

Rachel Laser, AU president and CEO, was in London May 18 to deliver a keynote address to the National Secular Society's "Secularism 2019: Reclaiming Religious Freedom" conference. Laser was invited by the Society to discuss the state of church-state separation in America under the Trump administration.

Church & State Editor Rob Boston addressed the Washington Area Secular Humanists in Arlington, Va., May 4. On May 20, Boston traveled to Rochester, N.Y., to speak to the AU chapter there. In both places, Boston spoke about "Separation of Church and State: Where We've Been, Where We Are and Where We'd Like to Be."

Bill Mefford, AU's faith organizer, met with students from Eastern Michigan University at AU's offices May 7.

Maggie Garrett, AU vice president for public policy, addressed the Women of Reform Judaism's Social Justice Conference May 19 in Washington, D.C.

AU's Orange-Durham Chapter in North Carolina sponsored an event April 30 titled "Medical Aid In Dying: A Separation Of Church And State Perspective." The speaker was Ed Tiryakian, founder of the group Dying Right NC.

The St. Louis Chapter of Americans United met April 25 for its Annual Meeting. A panel discussion on legislation affecting church-state separation was held. Speakers included state Rep. Deb Lavender (D-Dist. 090); Karen Aroesty, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League Heartland; and James Croft, outreach director of the Ethical Society of St. Louis. Chapter President Cynthia Holmes served as moderator.

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