January-February 2013 Freethought Society Newsletter

January February 2013 FS Newsletter PDF Final

  • The 2012 Tree of Knowledge Report by Margaret Downey
  • The Freethought Society’s 2013 Four-Month Calendar
  • The Pastafarian 2012 Holiday Display Request by Margaret Downey
  • FS Tree of Knowledge and the Ethical Humanist Society by Margaret Downey
  • The Integration of Religion and Government by Douglas Heisler
  • The 2012 Human Tree of Knowledge Report by Margaret Downey
  •  Photos from the 2012 Human Tree of Knowledge Event
  •  Promotional Flier for the September 13, 2013 Friggatriskaidekaphobia Treatment Center Event
  •  Hurricane Sandy Emergency Relief Fund Update
  •  Freethought Society’s St. Croix Flier

January February 2013 FS Newsletter PDF Final

Human Tree of Knowledge, December 1, 2012

2010 Human Tree of Knowledge, West Chester Courthouse
2010 Human Tree of Knowledge, West Chester Courthouse

The Freethought Society (FS) continues to demand the right to display a Tree of Knowledge on the grounds of the Chester County Courthouse.

A 2012 display request will likely be denied, there­fore supporters must be prepared to conduct a “Human Tree of Knowledge” event/protest rally. The event/protest rally schedule will include the distribution of ornaments and participants will be invited to say a few words about how much certain books mean to them. Please plan to participate on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the Chester County Courthouse located at the corner of High and Market Streets (2 North High Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania). The event will start at 3:00 PM and will include speeches, singing, photo opportunities and a press conference.

Please email FS to volunteer (volunteers@FtSociety.org) for one of many jobs that need to be done ahead of time (new ornaments, press releases, media training, etc.).

Should the FS petition to include The Tree of Knowledge in the 2012 display be approved, an actual tree will be decorated. FS supporters will be notified by email, and/or a notice will be posted on the Freethought Society listserv and website.

At 5:30 PM, a post-event dinner (Dutch Treat) will take place at Kildare’s Irish Pub, located at 18 West Gay Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 19380. The restaurant is located just one block from the Chester County Courthouse. For directions to the restaurant call, (610) 431-0770.

To reserve dinner seats, please call the FS office at (610) 793-2737 by November 28, 2012.

PLEASE RSVP via our Meetup or Facebook pages!

NOTE that this event is the first of a Tree of Knowledge Weekend, with the second event, decorating the tree, taking place at the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia. More details here: http://www.ftsociety.org/?p=2409

November-December 2012 Freethought Society Newsletter

HURRICANE SANDY

EMERGENCY

RELIEF FUND

In the November December 2012 FS Newsletter-PDF-version you will find the following articles:

  •  BSA Recruitment vs. Equal Access, by Margaret Downey
  •  Challenging BSA and Public School Endorsement, by Margaret Downey
  •  September 2012: A Busy Month for FS President, by Margaret Downey
  •  The 2013 “Essence of Carl Sagan” Essay Presentation Flier
  • We want The Tree of Knowledge on display!, by Margaret Downey, Sam Ilangovan and Glen Loev
  •  Freethinkers Prepared to Help Others, by Margaret Downey
  •  Sharing My Free Thoughts With Others, by Roger Daniel Rizzo
  •   A Musical Road to Maturity and Humanism, by Roy V. Jackson

A Four-Month Activities Calendar (2012/2013)

Donations, Jean Pool Project, Sole Searching Project and 2012 Winter Helping Hands Project page

Winter Concert Information from the Delaware Valley Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State

A St. Croix cottage information flier

FS Donor, Supporter, Subscriber and Bids for St. Croix Information Page

Sunday, help erect a Tree of Knowledge in Philadelphia

Phila Ethical Humanists and Freethought Societies erect holiday display

 

Please RSVP via our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/134829439959200/?context=create  or the Freethought Society Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Freethought-Society-Meetup/events/42621742/

For more information on these groups, please visit:  The Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia at www.PhillyEthics.org and The Freethought Society at www.FtSociety.org.

Human Tree of Knowledge rally and dinner

Saturday, December 3, 2011, 3:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Chester County Courthouse, High & Market Sts., West Chester, PA

 The Freethought Society continues to demand the right to display a holiday Tree of Knowledge on the grounds of the Chester County Courthouse, alongside Christian, Jewish and Santa displays. We believe that the non-theist community deserves the same treatment as religious groups when using overnment property.

A 2011 display request will very likely be denied, therefore, supporters must be prepared to conduct a “Human Tree of Knowledge” event/protest rally. The event/protest rally schedule will included the distribution of ornaments and participants will be invited to say a few words about how much certain books meant to them. Please plan to participate on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at the Chester County Courthouse located at the corner of High and Market Streets (2 North High Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania). The event will start at 3:00 PM and will include speeches, singing, photo opportunities and a press conference.

2010 Human Tree of Knowledge, West Chester Courthouse
2010 Human Tree of Knowledge, West Chester Courthouse

Please email FS to volunteer (volunteers@FtSociety.org) for one of many jobs that need to be done ahead of time (new ornaments, press releases, media training, etc.).

Should the FS petition to include the Tree of Knowledge in the 2011 display be approved, FS supporters will be notified by email, and a notice will be posted on the Freethought Society websites/meetup. An actual tree will be decorated in that case.

A 5:30 PM “Dutch-Treat” post-event dinner and get-together will take place at Kildare’s Irish Pub located at 18 West Gay Street, West Chester,  Pennsylvania, 19380. The restaurant is located just around the corner from the Chester County Courthouse.

For directions to the restaurant call (610)431-0770. To reserve dinner seats, please call the FS office at (610) 793-2737 or email margaret@ftsociety.org  by December 1, 2011.

 PLEASE RSVP via our meetup or Facebook pages.

Meetup:  http://www.meetup.com/Freethought-Society-Meetup/events/41411862/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=220480284692245