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NEW EVENT: THIS THURSDAY 21st, AMERICAN ATHEIST’S DAVE MUSCATO ON ATHEISM, ACTIVISM, & POLITICS

American Atheist’s Dave Muscato at Rutgers November 21 to
Rally Support for Court Battles That Seek To Separate Religion from Government

daveAmerican Atheists Public Relations Director Dave Muscato will urge students and others to move From Slactivism to Activism: Turning Atheists into Activists” in a talk Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 7:30pm. The event will take place in the Red Lion Café, Rutgers Student Center, Lower Level, on the College Avenue campus.

Front and center will be a discussion of three cases that American Atheists are currently pursuing in the courts.  American Atheists v IRS seeks the elimination of favoritism toward religious institutions as opposed to other non-profits in national tax policies.  American Atheists v Kentucky seeks to remove language stating reliance on ‘Almighty God’ from the training and educational materials  and from public plaques of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security.  American Atheists v Port Authority seeks to disallow solo placement of a Christian Cross at the 9/11 Memorial.

Muscato is a former Christian praise and worship musician who became an atheist activist in 2009.  His projects have appeared in Rolling Stone, People, Time, The New York Times, SPIN, Entertainment Weekly, Billboard Magazine, and on MTV News, NPR, MSNBC, Kevin & Bean/KROQ in LA, and Howard Stern.

Free parking for campus visitors is available in Lot 26 (Entrance on Bartlett St), Lot 30 (Sicard St.) and the College Ave. Parking Deck

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NEW EVENT – KNIEF DISCUSSES POLITICS, ATHEISM, THE US ELECTIONS – OCT 23

 Godless Public Policy: Is It a Myth?

Come hear Amanda Knief, former atheist lobbyist, constitutional law and public policy expert, and current managing director of American Atheists discuss the impact of local, state, and national elections on the Non-Theistic movement — as well as how to get active in public policy and politics.

As the 2012 elections draw near, does an atheist have any reason to vote? YES!

Come and hear Amanda Knief speak about: 

-Religion & Politics in the US Elections 
-The Importance of Non-Theistic American Voices
-Atheist and Humanist Activism in the US  (more…)

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AMANDA KNIEF EVENT, UPCOMING ELECTIONS & SECULAR ACTIVISM

Amanda Knief, Managing Director and In-House Counsel for American Atheists, will be speaking about Secular Activism in the upcoming Presidential Elections. Knief is a public policy and constitutional expert on religious freedom and civil liberties.  She has worked as a lobbyist with the Secular Coalition for Americaand is co-founder of Iowa Atheists & Freethinkers.

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Religion has been an unavoidable issue in politics in recent years and has only grown in the last few months as the Presidential Election closes in. What, if any, importance should be placed on Romney’s Mormonism?    Why did Democrats leave God out of their Platform? Why did they put Him back in?  What should we make of growing claims to persecution of Christians in the US? The wall of Separation of Church and State is seeming to grow thin. Is there anything secular and non-theistic Americans can do to strengthen it?  To make sure they are represented? (more…)

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