Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans - David Niose

Today, nonbelievers are a rapidly growing group at a time when traditional Christian churches are dwindling in numbers - and they are flexing their muscles like never before. David Niose explores what this new force means for the unchallenged dominance of the Religious Right. Hitting on all the hot-button issues that divide the country - from gay marriage to education policy to contentious church-state battles - he shows how this movement is gaining traction and fighting for its rights. Secular Americans are mobilizing and forming groups all over the country (even atheist clubs in Bible-belt high schools) to challenge the exaltation of religion in American politics and public life. Disenchanted at how far America has wandered from its secular roots, nonbelievers are emerging to fight for equality and rational public policy.

David Niose, an attorney from Massachusetts, is currently serving his second term as  president of the American Humanist Association. He previously served as treasurer of the  organization for four years. An advocate of identity-oriented secular activism, Niose is currently lead counsel in a case challenging the "under God" wording of the Pledge of Allegiance on equal protection grounds.

Enjoy David Niose's speech followed by a potluck dinner, make sure to bring something delicious to share!


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  • Lisa

    Great Speaker! My husband and I had a good time meeting like minded people, and enjoyed the food! We moved here in January from PA, and have been quite alarmed by the attitudes down here! We thought living in Amish Country was bad! lol We were surprised however that more of the 381 members didn't show up for this important event.

    September 27, 2012

  • Chris K.

    Excellent. It showed us a way forward. The food was great too.

    September 23, 2012

  • mary e. r.

    Great speaker! Very pleasant evening!

    September 23, 2012

  • Han H.

    Fantastic speaker! A great leader for the Humanist community and very educated in all modern Humanist issues. A great coup to have him here.

    September 22, 2012

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    September 22, 2012

  • Ron C.

    Sorry I can't make it to his talk. i'd really like to! Unfortunately, I have a friend's birthday party to attend that evening.

    September 21, 2012

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