Secular Organizations Send Priorities to Biden-Harris White House

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Secular Coalition for America (SCA), in partnership with 18 of its member organizations, sent a letter to the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, requesting action on the secular community’s policy priorities during the first 100 days of the Biden administration. The Secular Coalition for America is requesting President …

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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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SCA Statement on Trump’s Insurrection

Originally appearing in an email from January 9, 2021 They invaded the Capitol saying “Jesus is my savior. Trump is my president”. On Wednesday, the world watched as armed Christian Nationalists — incited by radical evangelical politicians like Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz, and by President Donald Trump himself—stormed Capitol Hill to stop Congress from formally …

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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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SCA Calls on Tanzanian Government to Drop all Charges Against Activist Zara Kay

The recent arrest and detainment of Australian citizen Zara Kay by Tanzanian authorities marks yet another in a long line of persecutory actions by governments the world over against those who would express themselves freely and openly. The list of trumped up violations with which Ms. Kay has been charged include failure to turn over …

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SCA to EEOC: Reject Employment Discrimination in the Name of Religion

This week, the Secular Coalition of America (SCA) joined other members and allies of the Coalition Against Religious Discrimination (CARD) in submitting comments opposing the Trump administration’s attempts to, yet again, allow entities receiving taxpayer dollars to use their religion to broadly discriminate. SCA also independently submitted the following comments  regarding U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity …

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Secular Organizations Release a Common Secular Agenda for the 117th Congress & Biden Administration

Washington, D.C. – The Secular Coalition for America, in partnership with their 19 member organizations, today released to the public their Secular Agenda for the 117th Congress & Biden Administration The comprehensive plan includes strengthening and supporting the Congressional Freethought Caucus (CFC), repealing harmful Executive Orders, supporting the nomination and appointments of judges and other …

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