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.
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Religion, Government and Religious Freedom (brochure)
A New Era of Inequality?
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)
A Road Map for Avoiding Lawsuits and Respecting Parents’ Legal Rights (book)
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.
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.
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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
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.