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2021 Thomas Paine Day Event

Please join the Freethought Society (FS), the Thomas Paine National Historical Association (TPNHA), the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), the Center for Inquiry (CFI), and the American Humanist Association (AHA) as we celebrate the 2021 Thomas Paine Day via Zoom on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

Register at the below link
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OAX2WWk3S0CpEVO_i4n5yw

The program begins at 3:45 PM PST/6:45 PM EST with a 15-minute Thomas Paine-themed concert by songwriter and recording artist James Klueh. BYOB to participate in toasts throughout the event. Melissa Myers (representing CFI) and Margaret Downey (representing FS) are the event co-hosts.

After an introductory statement from Congressman Jamie Raskin, co-sponsor organizations will welcome everyone to the event (Annie Laurie Gaylor, Robyn Blumner, Mandisa Thomas, Gary Berton and Margaret Downey). A summary of the life and work of Thomas Paine will be presented in sections by co-sponsor representatives:

Mandisa Thomas (AHA)
Tom Flynn (CFI)
Andrew Seidel (FFRF)
Margaret Downey (FS)
Gary Berton (TPNHA)

Sculptor Zenos Frudakis will show the progress of the Thomas Paine statue project and Dan Barker, co-president of FFRF, will perform his original song The World is My Country. After a short break a question-and-answer portion of the event will begin. Toasts and favorite Paine quotations are welcome

May/June 2021 Freethought Society (FS) Ezine

Click here to see the May/June 2021 Freethought Society (FS) Ezine
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In the Ezine you will find the following:

  • Freethought Society President Speaks at Freedom of Religion or Belief Committee Conference
  • Thomas Paine-Themed “Ask an Atheist” Show
  • Atheist or Agnostic? Does it Matter?
    by Herb Silverman
  • Learning About Baháʼí Religious Beliefs
    by Margaret Downey
  • The Journey Story of Representative Donald Sternoff Beyer, Jr.
    by Donald Sternoff Beyer
  • Defending Yourself from Misinformation via Neuroscience
    By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky
  • Dr. Robert E. Kay: His Life Remembered
    Obituary and Susan O’Connell’s Reflections
  • Freethought Society Four-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!

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

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

January/February 2020 Freethought Society (FS) Ezine

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

In the Ezine you will find the following:

  • The Secular Day of the Dead 2019 Event by Margaret Downey
  • Photos of the 2019 Secular Day of the Dead
  • Should Atheists Debate Theists? by Herb Silverman
  • Freethought Society President’s Ohio Speaking Tour
  • Religiously Traumatized: The Negative Impact of Modern Religion by Alberta Parish
  • Freethought Society Introduces Reason University at Center For Inquiry Conference
  • Attending the 2019 SCA Lobby Day Event by Alan Gold
  • Honoring Thomas Paine’s Date of Birth
  • Donation and Information Page

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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. 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

The Freethought Society News Editorial Staff

November December 2019 Freethought Society (FS) Ezine

Click here to see the November_December-2019-Ezine-web
Freethought Society (FS) Ezine.

In the Ezine you will find the following:

  • Another Successful DragonCon Parade for Skeptics
    by Margaret Downey
  • Photos of the 2019 DragonCon Skeptics Parade
  • Second Photo Page of the 2019 Skeptics Parade Entry
  • Third Photo Page of the 2019 Skeptics Parade Entry
  • Skeptic Zone Interview of the Freethought Society President
    by The Freethought Society Editorial Board
  • Get to Know Bailey Harris
    by Margaret Downey
  • Secular Coalition for America’s Lobby Day 2019
    by Herb Silverman
  • Help for People Leaving Their Religion
    by The Freethought Society Editorial Board
  • A Thomas Paine Statue: Formal Announcement
  • Tree of Knowledge November and December Events
    by The Freethought Society Editorial Board

 

Truth Fairy DragonCon

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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.

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

 

The Freethought Society News Editorial Staff