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July/August Freethought Society eZine

Click here to see the July/August 2020 Freethought Society (FS) Ezine.

In the Ezine you will find the following: 

  • COVID-19 Virus Destroying the Jeffersonian Wall of Separation by Margaret Downey
  • COVID-19 Crisis: Stories of Nontheists Doing Good Without God Commencement Address Filmed for the 2020 Secular Student Alliance Virtual Graduation by John de Lancie
  • Freethought Society President Sends Virtual Congratulations to the Class of 2020 Graduates
  • Healthcare and End-of-Life Choices by Herb Silverman
  • The Advantages of Being a Freethought Society Meetup Member
  • Saving Mubarak Bala: A Nigerian Humanist
  • Freethought Society Three-Month Zoom Calendar
  • 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!

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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.


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Mandia Thomas presentation 7/11/2020

Women of Color Beyond Belief: Where Do We Go From Here?

The Freethought Society (FS) is pleased to host Mandisa Thomas on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 3:00 PM (EST)/Noon (PST) for an online Zoom presentation entitled “Women of Color Beyond Belief: Where Do We Go From Here?”

Please join the Freethought Society Meetup group to learn how you can obtain the Zoom link. The link is:

www.meetup.com/Freethought-Society-Meetup/

In 2019, Black Nonbelievers, Black Skeptics, and the Women’s Leadership Project hosted the first-ever conference that featured nontheist women of color. With the constant call to action in addressing diversity and inclusion, how can the secular community better work with and support the organizations who serve this need?

Thomas will discuss the conference goals and the work that women of color offer in the secular movement. She will also advise on improving communication with people of color and subject matters pertaining to race, reproductive justice, and other issues that affect marginalized demographics.

Thomas currently serves on the boards of the American Humanist Association and American Atheists. She was the Unitarian Universalist Humanist Association’s 2018 “Person of the Year,” the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s “Freethought Heroine” for 2019, and the Secular Student Alliance’s 2019 Backbone Award winner.

As President of Black Nonbelievers, Thomas works to encourage more people of color to come out and stand strong with their nonbelief in the face of such strong religious overtones.

Getting to Know Bailey and Elle Harris

The Freethought Society (FS) is pleased to host Bailey Harris and Elle Harris on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 3:00 PM (EST)/Noon (PST) for an online Zoom meeting entitled Getting to Know Bailey Harris and Elle Harris.

Please join the FS Meetup group to learn how you can obtain the Zoom link. Only Meetup members can obtain the Zoom meeting link.

Bailey Harris published her first book My Name is Stardust when she was only eight years old. Her second book is Stardust Explores The Solar System. The third book in Bailey’s Stardust book series is Stardust Explores Earth’s Wonders. All the books use simple, charming stories and have beautiful artwork to inspire curiosity about the world and universe. At the same time, these books teach the scientific method and demonstrate the importance of evidence-based reasoning, using accessible real-world examples.

Bailey’s nine-year-old younger sister Elle Harris has just written her first book, Elle the Humanist. This book is a warm introduction to humanism and ethics as only a lovely young lady can tell it.

Both Elle and Bailey will be live via Zoom on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 3PM (EST) to tell you how they came to be writers and what inspired them at such a young age to be advocates of Humanism and science. They will both read from their books so you may want to log in with your own children at your side.

There will be time for a question and answer period.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get to know Elle and Bailey. They are our hope for the future!

The Zoom waiting room will open for a Pre-Event Social at 2:45 PM (EST)/11:45 AM (PST). Music will be provided and there will be an opportunity to chat.

Bailey and Elle will be live at 3:00 PM (EST)/Noon (PST). 

To purchase Harris books, please use the following links:

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May/June 2020 Freethought Society Ezine

Click here to see the May June 2020 Ezine-web
from Freethought Society.

In the Ezine you will find the following:

  • The Freethought Society and The Secular Coalition for America
    by Margaret Downey
  • Photos From the 2020 Secular Leadership Summit
  • Lobbying Insights
    by Margaret Downey
  • Southern California Local Leadership Summit
    by Victoria de la Torre
  • Kazakhstan Embassy Roundtable on Freedom of Religion or Belief
    by Alan Gold
  • David A. Henley, Thomas Paine Advocate, Dies at age 81
  • Patriotism
    by Herb Silverman
  • Pass Over, Please!
    by Glen Love
  • The Freethought Society COVID-19 Message
    by the Freethought Society Board of Directors and Editorial Team
  • How I Got Here
    by Jim Phynn
  • 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!

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.

Check for upcoming events at the FS Meet Up page

Like FS on Facebook!

Follow FS on Twitter

The Freethought Society News Editorial Staff

March/April 2020 Freethought Society Ezine

Click here to see the Freethought Society (FS) Ezine.

In the Ezine you will find the following:
  • The 2019 Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Ohio Tree of Knowledge Displays
    by Margaret Downey
  • The Hidden Joy of Serving: Appreciating Their Story
    by Hugh Taft-Morales
  • Secular Week of Action Volunteer Opportunities
  • 2020: The 100-Year Celebration of Women Voting
    by Herb Silverman
  • “Let the far and the near all unite, with a cheer…”
  • Freethought Society Two-Month Calendar
  • Volunteer Opportunities Through the Freethought Society
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.
 
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.
 
Check for upcoming events at the FS Meet Up page
 
The Freethought Society News Editorial Staff