The Secular Coalition for South Carolina
Despite the fact that there are tens of millions of nontheistic Americans, we remain one of the most marginalized groups in the country. The Secular Coalition for America is working to make sure that we are heard on Capitol Hill. We fight in Washington DC against religious privileging on a federal level, yet some of the most egregious violations of separation of church and state are being promoted and passed at a state level. We need your help to see real change in Columbia and across South Carolina.
The Secular Coalition for America is forming state chapters across the country. Our chapters will bring together secular Americans in each state to influence government officials, legislation, and regulations. A Secular Coalition for America state chapter is unlike any other nontheistic state organization—it brings together interested organizations and individuals for the exclusive purpose of lobbying government officials.
Meet the Secular Coalition for South Carolina Co-Chairs!
Matthew Facciani, 23
Matthew Facciani serves as the Co-Chair for the Secular Coalition for South Carolina. He is originally from Pennsylvania and completed his undergraduate degree at Westminster College, PA where he studied psychology and graduated with honors. After completing his BA, Facciani went into a PhD program at the University of South Carolina (USC) to study cognitive neuroscience doing fMRI research. Facciani looks forward to becoming a neuroscientist and is passionate about defending the rights of secular Americans and other groups who are oppressed or treated unfairly. Facciani also serves on the executive committee for the USC Secular Student Alliance and is a Volunteer Network Coordinator for the Secular Student Alliance.
Amy Monsky, 37
Amy Monsky serves as the Co-Chair for the Executive Board of the Secular Coalition for South Carolina. Raised in a Catholic household, Amy began questioning religion in her senior year of high school. She came to see herself as an atheist in college at Vanderbilt University, where she studied anthropology and linguistics. Even though she identified as an atheist, Amy didn't become an “activist” until she moved to South Carolina from her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. A mother of three, Amy decided she needed to take a more active role in promoting humanism as a valid lifestance and defending the rights of atheists. She became active in her local humanist group, the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry, where she currently serves as president. Always passionate about supporting and enriching the lives of the children from freethought families, Amy started a secular parenting support group and is the founder and Camp Director of Camp Quest South Carolina.
Contact the Secular Coalition for South Carolina:
Reach Chapter Co-Chair, Matthew Facciani at 803-250-6456
Reach Chapter Co-Chair, Amy Monsky at 843-291-8248
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