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Ed Buckner Speaks to AASF on Separation of Religion & Government

This month AASF features Ed Buckner, former President of American Atheists and former Executive Director of the Council for Secular Humanism, speaking on the historical roots of secularism in the founding of this country.

Ed is the lead author of In Freedom We Trust: An Atheist Guide to Religious Liberty, just released by Prometheus Books, and will offer a lively summary of some of the key points in the book. Anyone interested in American history, religious liberty, American exceptionalism, weird treaties, or politics (Michelle Bachmann worship--is it wrong?) should enjoy this presentation. Ed will be in the area for several days and will also speak at Stanford and in Berkeley, and he promises a somewhat different talk each time. Books will be available for sale and signing by Ed.

As President of American Atheists, Ed nurtured the reconcillation with groups like CFI, Atheist Alliance and FFRF, overcoming the hostility that had blossomed during the Madalyn Murray O'Hair years. His work helped pave the way for the Reason Rally, the largest atheist gathering ever.

Don't miss this opportunity! We are flying Ed in from Georgia so that you can experience this event.

Afterwards we will go to dinner in a nearby reasonable Chinese restaurant. Please join us.

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When: Saturday, March 16th at 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. (Meeting will start promptly at 1:30.)

Location: Audre Lorde Room (Upstairs), Women's Building,[masked]th (at Valencia), San Francisco

Cost: $6 Renting a meeting room means we must charge admittance. We would appreciate exact change if convenient. Most of all we want you to join us for this talk.

Note: The Women's Building is three blocks from the Mission 16th St. BART. If you don't know the neighborhood we suggest that as you reach the top of the stairs from BART, turn right and walk a few yards to 16th. Then turn left on 16th Street and walk to Valencia, then turn left on Valencia to 18th St.

Parking: Garage at[masked]st Street (at Lexington)

Our next meeting will be on Sunday, April 14th. Details to follow.

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  • David D.

    It was great to see & hear Ed Buckner who I have been familiar with through American Atheists for years. Too few attendees. Hard to get them in when it is sunny out and there is a parade.

    March 16, 2013

  • Trevor

    This will be my first event with this group. I am looking forward to the discussion very much

    March 8, 2013

  • David D.

    A little historical perspective is a good thing.

    March 6, 2013

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