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Affiliation Renewals Start Tuesday!
Fall Affiliation Renewal season is here! Starting Tuesday, October 7th, all SSA affiliates will have from October 7th-21st to complete an affiliation renewal or be in danger of losing their affiliation! Be sure to set aside some time from your schedule in the next week to fill out the form using this link! The Fall Renewal should take about 20 minutes to complete. Affiliation renewal is required for all SSA affiliates. Again, If your group does not complete the form, its affiliation with the Secular Student Alliance will be lost (as well as access to our services and resources).
Please complete the affiliation renewal with a few of your group's officers present, so the form will best reflect the status of your group. First group to fill out a renewal form will get a special shout out from SSA!
Graveyard of the Gods
Last year, the University of North Georgia Skeptics held the first Graveyard of the Gods event. Other groups replicated it on their campus for Halloween, and the Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics at Wisconsin's version went viral on the internet. This year, we would love to see SSA groups across the country host this event. We have hundreds of tombstone prints (like those seen on the right) to give away to affiliate groups for free! Just request them using our tabling supplies form.
We've also created a page that features everything your group will need to complete a successful Graveyard of the Gods event. On the page you will find an activity packet, sample press release, Facebook event, FAQ and more! A Graveyard of the Gods event is perfect for this upcoming Halloween week (October 27-31)! Try to organize an event during then and be sure to let us know you are. You can also send us photos by emailing [email protected]. Keep in mind that photos sent to that address may be used by the SSA in various publications.
Openly Secular Website Launch!
The website for Openly Secular has been live for a few weeks now! Openly Secular is a joint project of four organizations in the secular movement: Secular Student Alliance, Secular Coalition for America, Stiefel Freethought Foundation, and the Richard Dawkins Foundation.
Their mission is to eliminate discrimination and increase acceptance by getting secular people - including atheists, freethinkers, agnostics, humanists and nonreligious people - to be open about their beliefs.
If you want to contribute to the mission, submit a video of yourself being "openly secular" and it may appear on the website or the youtube channel! Just keep in mind that Openly Secular has the right to determine if any submission does not contribute to its mission, is inappropriate or otherwise does not qualify to share with the public.
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Jeremiah comes from a Pentecostal-Charismatic home, but his journey to, through and eventually out of religion began during the revivalist heyday of the '90s. In 2007, after a year of study and debate, he converted to Roman Catholicism, believing it to fill in gaps he considered detrimental to Protestant Christianity. After nearly five years as a Roman Catholic--a year of which was spent as a sedevacantist--he rejected the theism of his youth. Since then, Jeremiah has dedicated his time and effort to better understanding why people believe the way they believe and act the way they act, especially as it pertains to matters of politics and religion.Learn More