At the Secular Coalition for America, a key part of our mission is to increase the visibility and respect for Secular Americans in all aspects of public life, but most especially in the political arena. There is perhaps no better way to realize this goal then by bringing talented young nontheists to the nation's capital to immerse themselves in public policy.
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On February 26, 2010, the Secular Coalition for America, along with a unified delegation of members of the secular movement from across the country, sat down with White House representatives for an official policy briefing—the first of its kind for American nontheists. The event opened up new channels of dialogue between American nontheists and the Obama administration, serving as the latest indication that we are gaining significant momentum, and that secular Americans, numbering in the tens of millions, are a constituency that must be included in national policy decisions.
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Five members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed on to a letter in support of the Coalition Against Religious Discrimination (CARD), of which the Secular Coalition for America is a member, and its request that the Obama administration address the problem of religious discrimination in hiring practices by houses of worship receiving your tax dollars under the so-called "Faith-Based Initiatives" program. Read more »
January 20th-- In light of a recent ABC News report that U.S. weapons contactor Trijicon has been engraving citations from the New Testament on equipment used by the U.S troops and U.S. led Iraqi forces, the Secular Coalition for America demands that the military end its $66 million a year contract with Trijicon. Read more »
If you are thinking of making a donation to support the relief efforts in Haiti, the Secular Coalition urges you to give to a charity that is focused exclusively on helping victims. There are many secular charities that serve needy people, regardless of religion, and whose purposes are solely to help rather than to proselytize. Read more »