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Rep. Don Beyer: Always Searching, Always Bent on Discovering

On February 6, the Secular Coalition for America hosted its annual Members’ Meeting, bringing together the leadership of our 19 member organizations. To open the meeting’s events, we were honored to be joined by the newest member of the Congressional Freethought Caucus (CFC), Representative Don Beyer, of Virginia’s 8th District. The Congressman not only discussed …

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Statement on Speckhardt’s decision to step down from the American Humanist Association

Roy Speckhardt was one of the first leaders to inspire me to get involved in the secular movement. Over time I found a philosophical home with the American Humanist Association. Inspired by their work, I wanted to contribute my efforts to advancing humanism and I eventually served several years on the Board of Directors. I …

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As a Secular Jew, Here’s What “Jews for a Secular Democracy” Means to Me by Herb Silverman

What is special about Jews wanting a secular democracy? I wish there were also organizations like “Christians for a Secular Democracy” and “Muslims for a Secular Democracy.” Or better yet, there should be no need for such organizations because all Americans should favor a secular democracy. The United States was founded as a secular democracy, …

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What everyone is missing about Trump’s Executive Order on religious liberty

On Thursday, the Secular Coalition for America issued a strong statement and issued an Action Alert opposing President Trump’s executive order on religious liberty. Some of our supporters have contacted us asking why other organizations typically aligned with our position on the separation of church and state have offered a more muted response. As an organization that is …

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The Conservative Case for Contraception and Abortion

(This is a guest post by Thomas Buonomo. He is a geopolitical risk analyst with expertise in international political economy and Middle East affairs. His views are his own.) Self-described conservatives have long attacked women’s reproductive rights as established by Roe v. Wade based on the belief that the government’s responsibility to provide for the …

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A Modern English “Translation” of Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom

Find below our modern English “translation” of Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, passed on January 16, 1786. The statute led to the formation of the establishment clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees freedom of religion to all Americans. You can read the original text of the statute here. An …

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