We at CAH had hoped to organize a team to walk in one of the upcoming Light the Night walks to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Foundation Beyond Belief, a secular charity, is organizing local teams across the country with the goal of raising at least one million U.S. dollars for the fight against blood cancers. My teenage nephew is fighting leukemia, so this cause is personal to me. Read more about Light the Night »
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A new organization was launched today -- Secular Woman. According to their press release:
"The mission of Secular Woman is to amplify the voice, presence, and influence of non-religious women."
The group already has a clearly articulated vision, set of value statements and a set of programs and resources planned to accomplish their mission. All of these are available on a well-designed website and a Facebook group. Read more about Secular Woman »
There is a separation of church and state case right in our own back yard. In February, 2012, an Acton family sued the Acton-Boxborough school district because of the "under God" clause in the Pledge of Allegiance. The family, who are Humanists, wish the schools to return to the original, inclusive version which does not equate belief in God with patriotism. Read more about One Nation, Undivided: The Acton-Boxborough Pledge Case »