Organizations

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

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) http://www.aclu.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      http://www.americansunitedsa.org/

Local AU San Antonio Chapter.

Anti-Defamation League (ADL) http://www.adl.org/

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Now the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all. A leader in the development of materials, programs and services, ADL builds bridges of communication, understanding and respect among diverse groups, carrying out its mission through a network of 30 Regional and Satellite Offices in the United States and abroad.

Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty http://www.bjcpa.org

The BJC’s mission is to defend  and extend God-given religious liberty for all, furthering the Baptist heritage that champions the principle that religion must     be freely exercised, neither advanced nor inhibited by government. Primarily an education and advocacy organization, the Baptist Joint Committee 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.

Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) http://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. Incorporated in 1978 in Wisconsin, the Foundation is a national membership association of more than 17,000 freethinkers: atheists, agnostics and skeptics of any pedigree.

Humanists of Houston (HOH)  http://www.humanistsofhouston.org/

The Humanists of Houston is a membership chapter of the American Humanist Association. It hosts a monthly meeting of friendly humanists, atheists, agnostics, skeptics, or other freethinkers in the Houston area. These meetings usually include socializing, followed by a thought-provoking presentation and/or discussions on ethics, culture, religious issues, science, the future, living a meaningful secular life, or other interesting topics.

Interfaith Alliance http://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.

People for the American Way  www.pfaw.org

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. We’re fighting to preserve Americans’ freedom to worship — or not — as they choose, without fear of coercion or government interference.

Texas Freedom Network (TFN)    http://www.tfn.org/

The Texas Freedom Network advances a mainstream agenda of religious freedom and individual liberties to counter the religious right.  Founded in 1995, the Texas Freedom Network is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization of more than 50,000 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.