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Speaker David N. Schwartz on 9/26/2018: The Last Man Who Knew Everything

David N. Schwartz

David N. Schwartz

David N. Schwartz

The Freethought Society (FS) and the Philadelphia Ethical Society (PES) invite you to an event highlighting the work of author David N. Schwartz.

Please plan to attend Wednesday, September 26, 2018 when PES Leader Hugh Taft-Morales will interview Schwartz about his book The Last Man Who Knew Everything.

 Schwartz holds a PhD in political science from MIT and is the author of two previous books. He has worked at the State Department Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs and at Goldman Sachs in a variety of roles in both London and New York. The Nobel Prize in Physics 1988 was awarded jointly to Schwartz’s father Melvin SchwartzJack Steinberger and Leon M. Lederman “for the neutrino beam method and the demonstration of the doublet structure of the leptons through the discovery of the muon neutrino.”

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SECULAR Dia de los Muertos - Secular Day of the Dead

Secular Dia de los Muertos

Secular Day of the Dead

Thursday November 1, 2018

La Fonda Restaurant
2501 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Tickets include:  Mariachi band, dinner, and surprise guests!

Bring photos of the loved one(s) you are honoring to place on the Secular Honoring Table.

Tickets are just $35.

 

This event is cosponsored by:

Rave reviews were received for the two Secular Day of the Dead celebrations that have already taken place in San Diego, California.

We hope to see this tradition repeat in other cities and states around the country. Your participation will help establish this event as an important cultural and much needed outreach to secularists in the Hispanic community.

A Secular Day of the Dead event is a celebration of life.

Nontheist Hispanics view the Day of the Dead as a perfect way to remember the legacy of dead loved ones in a way that does not require prayer, church, or any religious dogma. To nontheists, our legacies are our afterlife.

Many nontheist Hispanics want to continue traditions and cultural rituals, but in a secular way. The Secular Day of the Dead event will include many redesigned Hispanic traditions and rituals that celebrate our one and only life, legacies and cultural heritage.

More and more people are abandoning their religious upbringing, but still want to celebrate the beauty of their culture. This is why a Secular Day of the Dead was created.

A Secular Day of the Dead has never taken place in Los Angeles, California. The 2018 Secular Day of the Dead will be the first of what we hope will become an annual event.

Get tickets here!

 

July - August 2018 eZine Newsletter

July – August 2018 eZine Newsletter

Click here  to see the July/August 2018 Freethought Society (FS) Ezine.

In the Ezine you will find the following articles:

  • The 2018 Philadelphia Rally for Science and Thomas Paine Plaza History
    by Margaret Downey
  • Photos of the 2018 Rally for Science
  • 2018 Secular Coalition for America Lobby Days
    by Margaret Downey
  • In Freedom of Expression I Trust
    by Jane Kelly
  • Participating in the American Faith and Family Project
    by Victoria de la Torre
  • In Recognition of the Freethought Society’s 25 Year Anniversary
  • How to Forgive Without Forgiving
    by Byron Varvarigos
  • The Freethought Society’s 2017 Four-Month Activities Calendar
  • Donation and Information Page
Thomas Paine portrayed by Julien Musolino

Thomas Paine portrayed by Julien Musolino

2018 Secular Coalition

2018 Secular Coalition

We hope that you will remain or become an active supporter of the great work FS is doing. Please donate to the general fund or select a project you want to help sponsor. All donations to FS are tax-deductible!

If the Ezine inspires you to become more actively involved with FS, please provide us with your contact information, including your phone number and mailing address.

Join UsSpecial events are being planned in your area so don’t miss an opportunity to participate further. All personal information is confidential and will not be shared with other organizations.

We want supporters to stay informed at all times. To keep updated about events, meetings and issues, please sign up to participate in the FS Discussion List.

Check for upcoming events at the FS Meet Up page.

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Stop BSA from recruiting in public schools

In our ongoing efforts to prevent discrimination, we have created a letter of appeal to schools and school districts, which calls to their attention the fact that the Boy Scouts of America is a private organization which practices discrimination against non-believers, LGBT and the disabled.  Please review the letter and consider taking action with us.

Anti-Discrimination Policy & Mission Statement:   https://www.ftsociety.org/menu/anti-discrimination-support-network/anti-discrimination-policy-mission-statement/

May - June 2018 Ezine Newsletter

May – June 2018 Newsletter Ezine

Click here to see the May /June 2018 Freethought Society (FS) Ezine.

In the Ezine you will find the following articles:

  • The Freethought Society Sponsorship of a Voter Registration Table at West Chester University by Margaret Downey
  • Photos of the West Chester University Tabling Project
  • More Photos of the West Chester University Tabling Project
  • March For Our Lives – Through the Eyes of a Teacher by Anna Hill
  • In Recognition of the Freethought Society’s 25 Year Anniversary
  • Triskaidekapoiema by Abby Hafer
  • Review of the book Women v. Religion: The Case Against Faith – and for Freedom
  • The Freethought Society’s Multi-Month Activities Calendar
  • Freethought Society President Scheduled to Portray Eva Amelia Parker Ingersoll and Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum Silver Anniversary Celebration Flyer
  • Donation and Information Page

We hope that you will remain or become an active supporter of the great work FS is doing. Please donate to the general fund or select a project you want to help sponsor. All donations to FS are tax-deductible!

Margaret Downey as Suffragette

Margaret Downey as Suffragette

If the Ezine inspires you to become more actively involved with FS, please provide us with your contact information, including your phone number and mailing address.

Special events are being planned in your area so don’t miss an opportunity to participate further. All personal information is confidential and will not be shared with other organizations.

We want supporters to stay informed at all times. To keep updated about events, meetings and issues, please sign up to participate in the FS Discussion List.

 

Check for upcoming events at the FS Meet Up page.

Like FS on Facebook!

Follow FS on Twitter.

 

Susan B. Anthony at Voter Table

Marjorie Goldman as Susan B. Anthony at Voter Table

The Freethought Society News Editorial Staff