Freethought Democracy vs. Christian Supremacy
The critical “wall of separation” between Religion and Government is being sledgehammered right now, by state legislatures, congress and SCOTUS. Freethinkers offer the best defense, especially when collaborating with progressives across the spectrum of secularism and spiritual traditions. Drawing from his own bridge-building work, and historical freethought, Chris Highland will present rational lessons and practical ways to protect true religious freedom, a fundamental principle of our secular democracy.
About Chris Highland
Chris Highland is a freethinking humanist teacher and writer in North Carolina. He was a progressive minister and interfaith chaplain in the Bay Area for many years. Author of over 25 books, including Humanist Meditations, Chris writes a weekly "Highland Views" column for the Asheville Citizen-Times (in the USA Today network). He teaches courses on Freethought and Humanism at the Reuter Center (on the campus of the University of North Carolina, Asheville). He has given lectures on the dangers of Christian Nationalism at a synagogue and a liberal church, teaching on the subject in two college programs.
He is a member of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the Freedom From Religion Foundation and the American Humanist Association. Chris is also a Humanist Celebrant. He and his wife, Carol Hovis, a Presbyterian minister, counselor, and former director of the Marin Interfaith Council, moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains in 2016.
For more information on Chris' books and blogs:
“Friendly Freethinker" (www.chighland.com).