Activist: Inmates Can Recover Without Religion
Freethought Books Project Challenges Faith-Based Dominance in Prisons
Portland, OR - Prisoners can reform without God, atheist activist says.
The Freethought Books Project, founded by activist Leslie A. Zukor of the Reed Secular Alliance, has been promoting secular reform among prisoners since the fall of 2005. The group has collected over 2,000 books free of religious content and distributed them to prison libraries, individual inmates, and prison-donating organizations.
Submitted by Old_August on Sat, 09/06/2008 - 04:15
By August E. Brunsman IV, Executive Director
It gives me great pleasure to announce that Lyz Liddell will be joining our staff as senior campus organizer. Lyz has been volunteering as the Editor-in-Chief for the Secular Student Alliance's eMpirical for over two years--so she should already be very familiar to most of you.
Submitted by Lyz on Wed, 09/03/2008 - 00:44
One of the most important things the SSA does for its affiliates is provide those student groups with services and resources. You can always find these listed at our Group Services
page. We've been adding and revising those resources over the summer and are excited to bring them to your attention!
Submitted by Lyz on Wed, 09/03/2008 - 00:32
As an officer for the Harvard Secular Society, I had the opportunity in June to attend a major humanist conference in Washington, DC, thanks to some generous funding from the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard and the Secular Student Alliance (SSA).
This conference was held jointly by the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), the American Humanist Association (AHA), and the SSA. The IHEU is an organization that includes Humanist, rationalist, secular, atheist, and other non-theist groups from all over the world. The AHA is a domestic organization that aims to promote the ideals of humanism, and the SSA seeks to mobilize young people to become activists for secular causes. The other Harvard attendees were Kelly Bodwin, an undergraduate; Jon Figdor and Sebastian Velez, graduate students; and Greg Epstein, the Humanist chaplain.
Submitted by Lyz on Mon, 09/01/2008 - 13:02