Hi <<First Name>>,
There's good news for nontheists in the US election.
Normally in a presidential election, the candidates fight to prove who has the strongest religious belief. With Trump and Clinton, that hasn't been a top tier issue.
Of course, it's hard to be upbeat about social trends in America after the browbeating we've all taken from political news. But I hope you'll pay close attention to state and local political races. This week, we show where to find advice.
The Governor of Connecticut is giving nontheists trouble over special days, but we're creating a whole calendar for 2017 filled with other days for proclamations.
And have you ever been to a regional or national nontheist conference? Our own Melissa Pugh reports on two, in Wisconsin and California.
Welcome to this week's newsletter. If you're American, please get out and vote!
Jase Heap, Executive Director
United Coalition of Reason
Have you been to a nontheist conference? They are worth a trip.
Melissa tells us about two, including a debate on the historicity of Jesus.
Are you a student in Iowa? Apply for a scholarship!
Rory Moe tells how activists for nontheism may qualify for school funds.
The US election is clear we hope nationally, but regionally and locally, who supports separation of church and state?
And ending discrimination against nontheists? These groups can help.
The governor of Connecticut has rejected Darwin Day, the Day of Reason, and Carl Sagan Day.
But Connecticut CoR won't give up trying to be heard. So what's next?
UnitedCoR's list of nationally based cooperating groups is growing this week with the addition of Muslimish.
They foster discussion between those along a spectrum of religiousness. All are welcome: nonreligious, somewhat spiritual, and religious.
It's important for us to list important conferences and to remember the past through the birthdays of famous nontheists.
Susan is making the UnitedCoR 2017 Nontheist Calendar and would like your suggestions.