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Welcome to the Freethought Society's new website!

Welcome to the Freethought Society’s new website!

From Margaret Downey:

Welcome to the Freethought Society (FS) website. In order to provide more services to the nontheist community, the Freethought Socity of Greater Philadelphia’s structure was re-evaluated. Recently, the FSGP Board of Directors unanimously voted to change the name of the organization to the “Freethought Society” (FS).

The new name allows the group to represent many more people than just those who live in the “Greater Philadelphia” area. The outreach expansion also enables FS to enhance the visibility of nontheists in many new locations, including other states. FS will provide services not offered by other groups. The goal is to raise awareness and acceptance of the nontheist community. FS needs volunteers to become official representatives of FS. Projects include:

  1. Acknowledgment of Secular Occasions
  2. Anti-Discrimination Support Network
  3. Billboards/Bus Signs
  4. Diversity Outreach
  5. Establishment of Meet-Up Groups
  6. Free Speech Zone Displays
  7. Friggatriskaidekaphobia Treatment Center
  8. Helping Hands/Community Service Programs
  9. Media Training
  10. Mentoring Connection
  11. Meetings (Social and Educational)
  12. Newsletter
  13. Protests/Demonstrations
  14. Speaker’s Bureau
  15. Street Fair Participation
  16. Student Outreach
  17. Teaching Acceptance
  18. Unity Events

There are many talented people currently involved with FS, but the search is on for more volunteers, speakers, committee chair persons, board members and representatives who can serve as freethought advocates. When opportunities arise, FS should be in a position to react and participate. If you can’t volunteer, please consider donating. Donations can be earmarked to support any or all of the above highlighted projects. FS will make sure that your money is used specifically for that project. Donations that are not earmarked will be used for FS operational needs (which are, on average, close to $500 a month). With your involvement, 2010 will be the year that nontheists become more vocal, organized and much more visible.