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Americans United — Past, Present and Future

“Americans United– Past, Present and Future”

 

Join the Houston Chapter of

Americans United for Separation of Church and State

as we Honor the 25 Years of Leadership of

Barry W. Lynn

Ordained Minister, Lawyer, Author, Media Commentator and Retiring Executive Director of Americans United

and Celebrate the 70th anniversary of Americans United

Rev. Lynn will reflect on his retirement and AU’s 70th anniversary, and Bill Mefford, Americans United’s faith organizer, will join him to discuss the future of AU and religious freedom in America. Lynn, Mefford and our chapter board members will be available afterwards to answer questions and meet with supporters.

 

Monday, October 16, 2017

7:30 p.m.

Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church

1900 Bering Drive, Houston

Please use south driveway entrance for this event

Free and open to the public Plenty of free parking

Reception will follow program, so please let us know if you’re coming at americansunited.houstonchapter@gmail.com

 

Be a Part of AU’s Future

For more information about Barry Lynn and his pending retirement, visit this special section of AU’s website.

 

2017 Annual Meeting: The Future of Public Education in the Era of Betsy DeVos – April 24, 2017

Houston chapter president Nancy Friedman welcomes guests

Moderator Juliet Stipeche

Moderator & panelists

John D. Ogletree, Jr. speaking

Zeph Capo speaking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Becoming an Effective Activist – March 12, 2017

Watch this program on our Houston Chapter’s YouTube page.
See below flyer for pictures from the event.

Toni VanPelt and Houston Black Nonbelievers on RFRA

Americans United for Separation of Church and State Houston Chapter is cosponsoring this presentation by Toni Van Pelt.

Ms. Van Pelt is a member of Americans United’s National Leadership Council.

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‘God and Governing’ events


You’re invited to a free showing of “God & Governing,” produced by the Texas Tribune, and a discussion afterwards about the intersection of faith and politics at the Texas legislature.

The God & Governing project emerged during the 2015 session of the Texas Legislature, as it became evident that discussions of God and faith were underscoring a greater share of political discourse – and disagreement – than in the recent past. The Tribune invited lawmakers to discuss how faith influenced their public policy decisions, resulting in this 27-minute video.

2016 Annual Meeting with the Rev. Barry Lynn

2016 Annual Meeting featuring Rev. Barry Lynn speaking on Separation Anxiety: What is the Future of Church/State Separation? May 18, 2016

The Rev. Barry Lynn, Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, civil liberties activist, lawyer and acclaimed speaker and writer, spoke about “Separation Anxiety: What is the Future of Church/State Separation?” on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. You can watch his speech on our Houston Chapter’s YouTube page.

John Nichols on The Crumbling Wall

On November 17, 2015, renowned journalist and commentator John Nichols of The Nation gave a rousing talk on “The Crumbling Wall: Religion in Presidential Politics” at a program of our Houston chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. His impassioned talk was timely in light of current events and was well-received by the 200+ who attended. John F. Kennedy’s 1960 speech in Houston about his belief in an absolute separation of church and state was shown first, setting the stage for Mr. Nichol’s contemporary perspective. Congregation Emanu El’s beautiful sanctuary was a lovely venue.

Thanks to Lewis Krinsky, who organized the event, ACLU of Texas Executive Director Terri Burke, who introduced Mr. Nichols, and Lewis and Ellen Krinsky, who hosted a reception with wonderful pastries and refreshments following the speech.

Watch the program here:

Americans United Director of Communications Rob Boston in Houston – Sept. 9, 2014

Director of Communications Rob Boston in Houston

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Speaking at public gathering about “Religious Freedom: What it is and What it is Not”

 

Watch an excerpt from Rob’s presentation at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPMShExkmSQ

Americans United Senior Litigation Counsel Gregory M. Lipper – July 1, 2014

Americans United Senior Litigation Counsel Gregory M. Lipper speaks in Houston on “God, Greece and the Supreme Court’s Decision on Government Prayer”

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2014 Annual Meeting

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Speaker Margaret Doughty and Houston chapter president Nancy Friedman

Speaker Margaret Doughty and Houston chapter president Nancy Friedman


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Board Meetings

All chapter members are welcome to attend chapter board meetings.  The meetings are usually held on the second Saturday morning of every month at Ring Neighborhood LibraryWe invite you to come learn what activities the chapter is planning, give your suggestions and become involved.

The next board meeting will be Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 10:15 a.m. at Ring Neighborhood Library,  8835 Long Point, Houston, TX, 77055.

 


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