Secular Policy Institute SPI Newsletter
December 31, 2015
Edwina Rogers
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Welcome to issue 50 of the SPI newsletter!

The secular movement leapt forward in 2015, and even though it was our first year, SPI sprang to the front and led the way.

Our giant coalition battled apostasy laws and government bias, and our prestigious fellows generated the hard facts and expert opinion we used to influence diplomats from the US to New Zealand.

We produced 7 public policy reports on secularism, while helping dozens of coalition members with fundraising, websites, political briefings, and more.

We did it for you, and thank you for your support!

In this week's newsletter, find everything, the entire year in review, with more than 100 links to articles and accomplishments.

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Policy: SPI's Year in Review 2015

Johnny Monsarrat
Do you want powerful influence in politics? SPI packed a punch for you in 2015 with dozens of diplomats around the world.

See the impact and our 7 reports on secularism, plus the famous poems that didn't need God to say I Love You.

Numbers: How Secular is New Year's?

Jordan Auburn and Johnny Monsarrat
New Year's is a holiday, but is it really holy? In this week's original analysis, we bring you the numbers.

Can you guess who's most likely to attend religious services on New Year's?

Fellows: the Year in 2015

Johnny Monsarrat
From making peace with the Taliban to ranking high on a terrorist hit list, SPI's fellows were busy in 2015!

There's so much to review: dinosaurs, God in math, corporate Darwinism, veil wearing, Trump's faulty memory, and more.

The Coalition in Australia

Johnny Monsarrat
Want to keep warm in January? Move to Australia!

Here's an update on the 10 SPI coalition members down under.

Britain No Longer a Christian Nation

A senior judge's commission report says 48% of Britons are non-religious, so we must "learn to live with difference".

They're adding a mandatory school course on religious diversity, and the BBC's religious programs must include nonbelievers.

World Secular Calendar

  • SPI International Call on the Secular Movement, January 7.
  • World Atheist Conference, January 6-7, 2016, India
  • Religious Freedom Day, January 16, 2016, global
  • Freethinkers Day/Thomas Paine Day, January 29, 2016, global

It's all on the SPI World Secular Calendar.

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