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November / December 2023 Freethought Society Ezine

Click here to see the November/December 2023 Freethought Society (FS) Ezine.

In the Ezine you will find the following:

  • Freethought Society Represented at the2023 DragonCon Labor Day Weekend Event
  • DragonCon 2023 Pre-Parade and Parade Photos
  • What is a Street Pirate?
    (Margaret Downey interviews Christine Magallanes-Jones)
  • Welcome Sharon Chen
    (The Freethought Society’s Newest Board Member)
  • Crusades
    by Herb Silverman
  • Thomas Paine Memorial Association Update
  • Freethought Society Four-Month Calendar
  • Donation and Information Page
Margaret Downey Portraying Ruth Bader Ginsburg during DragonCon Parade

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The Freethought Society News Editorial Staff

November December 2022 Freethought Society (FS) Ezine

Click here to see the November/December 2022 Freethought Society (FS) Ezine.

In the Ezine you will find the following:

  • Thomas Paine Washington, D.C. Monument Project Updates on House Bill 6720
  • Photos from the Thomas Paine Memorial Association’s Meeting with the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission
  • Congressman Jamie Raskin’s July 27, 2022 Presentation to the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission
  • Theology by Herb Silverman
  • Now Available at The Freethought Society Website: An Archive of Herb Silverman Articles
  • Learning to be an Atheist by Staks Rosch
  • Freethought Society President and Spouse Featured in Voting Advertisements
  • 4th of July: Time to Celebrate America’s Secular Founding by Margaret Downey
  • Announcing the 2022 Religious Recovery Retreat
  • Life Behind Bars: Compassion and Reform Flyer
  • Freethought Society Three-Month 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 (EIN: 23-2738574).

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.

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The Freethought Society News Editorial Staff

Thomas Paine Birthday Celebration

Zoom Event

  • Saturday: January 29, 2022
    1 pm (PST) / 4 pm (EST)
    Zoom event

On Saturday, January 29, 2022, at 1:00 PM (PST)/4:00 PM (EST), hundreds of people will gather on Zoom to celebrate the birthdate of an often-forgotten Founding Father, Thomas Paine. Hailed as “Freethought Hero,” and great patriot, the January 29th event will be, as far as we know, the very first Zoom celebration of his birth. Zoom connections will be made from all over the world and everyone will be invited to deliver a toast in celebration of the life and work of this amazing champion of reason, independent thought, and revolutionary ideas. 

The event is presented by the newly-formed Thomas Paine Memorial Association (TPMA), a 501(c)3 organization, with the purpose of educating the public and installing statues of Thomas Paine in Washington, DC and other places of significance to the life of Thomas Paine. 

The American Humanist Association, Center for Inquiry, Freedom From Religion Foundation, Freethought Society, the Stiefel Freethought Foundation, and the Thomas Paine National Historical Association are cosponsors.  

During the Thomas Paine Birthdate Celebration, the Stiefel Freethought Foundation (SFF) is pleased to offer an opportunity to TRIPLE any donation that is received. A $17.76 donation will be matched to become $53.28, and a $1,776 donation becomes $5,328! An opportunity such as this should not be missed. To triple your money, donate at: https://thomaspainememorial.org/donation/

Todd Stiefel will open the program with a few words about his triple-match offer and why the statue project is important.

TPMA board members, including John de Lancie, Julia Sweeney, Gary Berton, Ann Druyan, Marnie Mosiman de Lancie, Christopher Cameron, Annie Laurie Gaylor, Tom Legg, and Robyn Blumner will welcome everyone to the event.

Actor Ian Ruskin will speak about his experiences portraying Thomas Paine. He will share photos of appearances and will include an overview of his “Walk in the Footsteps of Thomas Paine” tour that took place in England. 

TPMA president Margaret Downey will be talking about the many Thomas Paine-themed activities she has sponsored, including her “Walk in the Footsteps of Thomas Paine” that took place in Paris, France. 

Sculptor Zenos Frudakis will join the festivities from his studio in Glenside, Pennsylvania. 

Closing remarks will be delivered by Congressman Jamie Raskin.      

Educator, songwriter, and recording artist James Klueh will perform two Thomas Paine-themed songs prior to the interactive social hour. 

Please visit the link below to register for this exciting international event:

 https://bit.ly/ThomasPaineBirthdayCelebration

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThomasPaineMA/

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Thomas Paine Birthday Event