The Secular Coalition for America represents the growing constituency of nontheists who describe themselves as: atheist, humanist, freethinker, agnostic, skeptic, bright, ignostic, materialist, and naturalist, among others.
June 1, 2009: The nontheist movement reached a new milestone when the Secular Coalition for America had its first individual meeting with White House officials last week. Although the Secular Coalition had met with White House officials before, this meeting was significant as it was the first private meeting focused solely on nontheists' interests.
The discussion, held with White House Associate Director of Public Engagement Paul Monteiro, gave Secular Coalition representatives the opportunity to highlight what policy issues concern nontheists most. Specifics topics addressed were coercive religious proselytizing in the military, the faith-based initiatives, and employment discrimination. Read more »
New York Times 2nd Most E-mailed Article Spotlights Secular Coalition for America
Read the full article here [offsite; may require registration] "Local and national atheist organizations have flourished in recent years, fed by outrage over the Bush administration’s embrace of the religious right ... These groups, once rivals, are now pooling resources to lobby in Washington for separation of church and state [through the Secular Coalition for America]." Read more »
Constitutional-Scholar-in-Chief Highlights American Secular Values
For Immediate Release: April 8, 2009 Contact: Anne Singer, 202-271-4679
Washington, DC – The Secular Coalition for America heartily endorses the words spoken by President Barack Obama during a press conference in Turkey this week: "One of the great strengths of the United States is ... we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation; we consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values." Read more »