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Materials

Church & State Monthly Magazine

 

 

Covering State/Church separation issues like no other resource, Americans United’s award-winning magazine, Church & State is informative, well-written and appears 11 times a year. A subscription is included with membership.
<<< Click on the image to see the most recent issues.

 

Other Publications

Is America A Christian Nation?

Religion, Government and Religious Freedom (brochure)

A New Era of Inequality?

Hobby Lobby and Religious Exemptions from Anti-Discrimination Laws

In this article from the Harvard Law and Policy Review, AU Associate Legal Director Alex J.
Luchenitser discusses the potential impact of “religious freedom” bills designed to exempt
private and public entities from anti-discrimination measures. (article/paper)

 

Religion in the Public Schools:

A Road Map for Avoiding Lawsuits and Respecting Parents’ Legal Rights (book)


First Freedom First
:

A Citizen’s Guide to Protecting Religious Liberty and the Separation of Church and State (DVD)

God and Government: Twenty-Five Years of Fighting for Equality, Secularism, and Freedom Of
Conscience

New book by AU Executive Director Barry W. Lynn that offers retrospective on 25 years of defending church-state separation.

 

TAKING LIBERTIES: Why Religious Freedom Doesn’t Give You The Right To Tell Other People What To Do

A forcefully argued defense of the separation of church and state by AU Director of Communications Rob Boston. It illustrates how the religious freedom guaranteed in the First Amendment is an individual right, rather than a license allowing organizations and businesses to discriminate against and control others.

 

For more brochures and other publications, go to:

www.au.org/resources/publications

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Organizations

These are organizations that share our goal of maintaining the Separation of Church & State:

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Texas www.aclutx.org

The ACLU is our nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

Americans United San Antonio Chapter www.americansunitedsa.org

Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Southwest Region www.adl.org

Recognizing the unique and intimate nature of religion, the Founding Fathers wisely put religion on a different footing from other forms of speech and observance – mandating strict separation of religion and government to ensure religious freedom for all individuals and faiths.

An ardent advocate for religious freedom, ADL believes that keeping government out of religion is the best way to safeguard religious freedom.

Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty bjconline.org

Primarily an education and advocacy organization, the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty is a leading voice in Washington, D.C., fighting to uphold the historic Baptist principle of religious freedom. It stands guard at the intersection of church and state, defending the first freedom of the First Amendment by protecting both the free exercise of religion and defending against its establishment by government.

Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) ffrf.org

The purposes of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc., as stated in its bylaws, are to promote the constitutional principle of separation of state and church, and to educate the public on matters relating to nontheism.

Interfaith Alliance www.interfaithalliance.org

Interfaith Alliance celebrates religious freedom by championing individual rights, promoting policies that protect both religion and democracy, and uniting diverse voices to challenge extremism.

We believe that religious freedom is a foundation for American democracy. We believe that individual rights and matters of personal conscience must be held sacred. We believe that religious and political extremists are a threat to individual liberty and democracy. We believe that celebrating religious and cultural difference is the way to achieve a vibrant community.

Join Us For Justice, the El Paso Chapter of Americans United

www.joinusforjustice.org

People for the American Way www.pfaw.org

Because People for the American Way believes in freedom of conscience, we work to defend Americans’ right to worship as they choose free from government interference, we work to defend freedom of expression, and we work to defend Americans’ freedom to make their own decisions about matters of conscience.

Texas Freedom Network (TFN) www.tfn.org

Founded in 1995, the Texas Freedom Network is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization of more than 100,000 religious and community leaders. Based in Austin, the Texas Freedom Network acts as the state’s watchdog, monitoring far-right issues, organizations, money and leaders. The organization has been instrumental in defeating initiatives backed by the religious right in Texas, including private school vouchers and textbook censorship at the Texas State Board of Education.

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Student Resources

You can access information about Students for Church/State Separation at:

 Web Site: austudents.org

 Facebook Site: www.facebook.com/Students-United-for-Church-State-Separation/124250984273830

Students can join Americans United for free.  Go to austudents.org and click on the red banner “Become a Student Supporter.”

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