Welcome

Upcoming and Recent Events

Guest Speaker: Professor Marci Hamilton

Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Freethought Society is pleased to host University of Pennsylvania Professor Marci Hamilton as the Thursday, April 11, 2019 speaker. Her speech, “The War Against Child Sex Abuse: Where We Are and What We Must Do,” takes place 7:00 PM at the Ludington Library located at 5 South Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Free and open to the public

Hamilton is the nation’s foremost expert on clergy sex abuse against children and child sex abuse statutes of limitation. She has been invited to testify and advise legislators in every state in the country where significant statutes of limitation reform have occurred. Her presentation will recount her battles in Pennsylvania and elsewhere with powerful forces against child safety, and she will lay out the battle plan for the future, presenting the five necessary legal reforms to prevent child sex abuse: statute of limitations reform, preservation of children’s rape kits, family court reform, public training on child sex abuse, and the invalidation of nondisclosure agreements.

Hamilton is the Robert A. Fox Leadership Program Professor of Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a Fox Family Pavilion Resident Senior Fellow in the Program for Research on Religion at the University of Pennsylvania. Hamilton is also the Founder, CEO, and Academic Director of CHILD USA, which is an academic think tank at the University of Pennsylvania dedicated to interdisciplinary, legal and evidence-based research to improve laws and public policy to end child abuse and neglect. Before moving to the University of Pennsylvania, Professor Hamilton held the Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University.

Hamilton is the author of Justice Denied: What America Must Do to Protect Its Children (Cambridge University Press). She is also the author of God vs. the Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law and God vs. the Gavel: The Perils of Extreme Religious Liberty, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Additionally, she is the co-author of Children and the Law. Hamilton clerked for United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Judge Edward R. Becker of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.       

Hamilton is a graduate of Vanderbilt University summa cum laude, having earned a bachelor’s degree. She graduated with high honors from Pennsylvania State University, where she earned a master’s degree in English, fiction writing, and philosophy. Hamilton earned her Jurisprudence Degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. She graduated magna cum laude. At the University of Pennsylvania, Marci served as Editor-in-Chief of The University of Pennsylvania Law Review.  

March April 2019 eZine Newsletter

Freethought Society Newsletter

Click here to see the March April 2019 eZine Newsletter.

In the Ezine you will find the following articles:

  • Scouts for Equality’s Outreach to The Freethought Society by Justin Wilson
  • Making Our Voices Heard by Marjorie Goldman
  • Very Long-Distance Support by Christina Jones
  • The Bones of Thomas Paine by Kenneth E. Nahigian
  • The Freethought Society and Haverford Freethinkers Celebrate Women’s History Month
  • The Freethought Society’s 2019 Two-Month Activities 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! 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 Us

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.

January February 2019 eZine Newsletter

Freethought Society Newsletter

Click here to see the January February 2019 eZine Newsletter.

In the Ezine you will find the following articles:

  • The 2018 Attempt to Display The Tree of Knowledge
    by Margaret Downey
  • Photos of the 2018 Philadelphia Tree of Knowledge
  • More Photos of the 2018 Tree of Knowledge
  • Do You Listen to Your Conscience?
    by Hugh Taft-Morales
  • 2018 Trees of Knowledge Around the United States
  • The Declaration of Independence and Thomas Paine’s Influence
    By Gary Berton
  • 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.

Join Us

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.

September, October, November, December 2018 eZine Newsletter

September, October, November, December 2018 eZine Newsletter

Click here  to see the September, October, November, December 2018 Freethought Society (FS) Ezine.

In the Ezine you will find the following articles:

  • A Four-Month Combined Issue to Bring Readers Up-To-Date, by Margaret Downey
  • Photos from the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum
  • More Photos from the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum
  • Skeptics at the 2018 DragonCon Event
    by Margaret Downey
  • More DragonCon 2018 Skeptic Photos
  • The Los Angeles, California Secular Day of the Dead
    by Margaret Downey
  • 2018 Secular Day of the Dead Photos
  • BSA’s Religious Recruitment/Anti-Nontheist Signs: Activist Report
    With submissions by Margaret Downey, Sally Flynn and Thomas Schottmiller
  • The Schwartz Event
  • How Freethinkers Can Save the Truth
    by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky
  • The Freethought Society’s 2018/2019 Activities Calendar
  • Donation and Information Page

 

Ingersoll Birthplace

Ingersoll Birthplace

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.

Like FS on Facebook!

Follow FS on Twitter.

Speaker Dr. Paul Offit on 10/15/2018: How to Communicate Science to the Public—Or Die Trying

Dr. Paul Offit

Dr. Paul Offit

 

The Freethought Society is very pleased to host Dr. Paul Offit as an honored speaker on Monday, October 15, 2018. The meeting takes place at the Ludington Library located at 5 South Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania). The meeting will start at 7:00 PM. The meeting is free and open-to-the-public.

Dr. Offit’s highly informative speech is entitled, “How to Communicate Science to the Public—Or Die Trying.” Using a series of personal experiences, Dr. Offit will discuss the challenges that scientists face in trying to communicate science to the public. 

Dr. Offit is the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as well as the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and a Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a recipient of many awards including the J. Edmund Bradley Prize for Excellence in Pediatrics from the University of Maryland Medical School, the Young Investigator Award in Vaccine Development from the Infectious Disease Society of America, and a Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health. 

 

 MeetUp Details

Dr. Paul Offit Discusses Science Communication

Monday, Oct 15, 2018, 7:00 PM

Ludington Library
5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave. Bryn Mawr, PA

18 Freethinkers Went

The Freethought Society is very pleased to host Dr. Paul Offit as an honored speaker on Monday, October 15, 2018. The meeting takes place at the Ludington Library located at 5 South Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania). The meeting will start at 7:00 PM. The meeting is free and open-to-the-public. Dr. Offit’s highly informative speech is enti…

Check out this Meetup →