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Posted inEducation, General

National Simulcast For Church-State Separation

Reading Time: 2 minutes First Freedom First, a joint project of Americans United for Separation of Church and State and The Interfaith Alliance Foundation, is sponsoring a national simulcast advocating church-state separation: Actors, musicians and comedians will join church-state activists from across the country March 26 to put church-state separation on the national agenda during the 2008 election season. […]

Posted inEducation

rule, britannia

Reading Time: < 1 minute I love the UK. The six months I lived there were the best of my life. When I return — and Zeus knows I will — I will hug a lamppost in Charing Cross, and all the Queen’s horses and men will not budge me. Enough intelligence, wit, history, beauty, eccentricity, originality and ennui is […]

Posted inEducation, Parenting & Family

labels

Reading Time: 4 minutes [continued from the open shelf] “What does ‘humanist’ mean?” Delaney asked. I swallowed. You’d think that, given my current work, I’d have sat myself down at some point and worked out guidelines for such inevitable moments: CONTINGENCY 113.e Requests for Definitions iii. Term: “humanist” Subset 2: Age 5-6 Children in this demographic cohort who make […]

Posted inEducation, General

High School Atheist Wants a Scholarship

Reading Time: 2 minutes Michelle Dubert-Bellrichard, a high school student from Wisconsin, has an opinion piece in the Telegraph Herald newspaper (Iowa). She’s an atheist and she wants a scholarship. Students who are active in their church are greatly looked upon when it comes to applying for money. For some scholarships, the only people eligible must be members of […]

Posted inEducation, General

Ellery Schempp and the Bible

Reading Time: 2 minutes I was reading the latest Freethought Today (courtesy of the Freedom From Religion Foundation) and saw a transcript of Ellery Schempp‘s speech from FFRF’s recent convention. Ellery is the man who, as a boy, played a major role in getting forced prayer out of public schools. He’s a freethought hero, if ever there was one. […]

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