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…)
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.
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…)