United Coalition of Reason UnitedCoR Newsletter
April 20, 2015
Jase Heap
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Welcome to the UnitedCoR newsletter!

This week, a major American city makes it illegal to discriminate against atheists, but overseas, atheists in Turkey are labeled terrorists and get death threats.

And what crazy thing does the school nurse do when a little girl refuses to stand for God in the Pledge of Allegiance?

Please welcome our newsletter editor, Julie Esris! Do you have secular news to share? Send it to her at for inclusion in the website, social media, or newsletter.

Jase Heap, Executive Director
United Coalition of Reason

Atlanta CoR on Walter Scott

What is there to say about the police shooting of an unarmed black man in North Carolina?

Mandisa Thomas, president of Black Nonbelievers, Inc. and Coordinator for Atlanta CoR offers her wisdom.

UnitedCoR's Director with Chicago CoR's Friendly Atheist

UnitedCoR director Jase Heap wants to become the very first humanist chaplain in the U.S. Army.

It's easier said than done as you'll learn when he appears on Hemant Mehta's podcast.

National Day of Reason Fights National Day of Prayer

Local CoR groups lobby state governments to proclaim a National Day of Reason, to support rational thinking.

Guess which Midwest state said yes and which New England state hated it so much that...

Atheists in Turkey Labeled Terrorists

Turkey's Atheism Association, founded in 2014, was the first atheist group to form in a Muslim-majority country.

Now they're being called terrorists and getting death threats.

New City Law Explicitly Protects Atheists from Discrimination

Madison, Wisconsin is the first city in the US to pass a law protecting atheists from discrimination!

We could argue we're covered already under faith anti-discrimination, but it's nice to have it.

Pledge of Allegiance Incident Proves We Need More Critical Thinking

Here's an issue we thought we'd resolved in modern society.

When a schoolgirl refuses to recite the Pledge of Allegiance because of the word "God", guess what the school nurse does!

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