Cait West on Breaking Away from Christian Patriarchy


JJoin us on June 28 for a conversation with special guest Cait West.

Cait West is a writer, editor and author of "Rift: A Memoir of Breaking Away from Christian Patriarchy." Her work has been published in The Revealer, Religion Dispatches, Fourth Genre and Hawai'i Pacific Review, among others. As an advocate and a survivor of the Christian patriarchy movement, she serves on the editorial board for Tears of Eden, a nonprofit providing resources for survivors of spiritual abuse, and co-hosts the Survivors Discuss podcast.

Save the Date: Watch Bad Faith with the author of Democracy in Chains

You're invited to a Watch Party, Discussion, and Book Signing with acclaimed author Nancy MacLean!

Dr. MacClean is a distinguished historian and author of the book Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America.

In it, MacLean documents her years-long investigation into what she calls “a stealth bid to reverse-engineer all of America, at both the state and national levels, back to the oligarchic governance of midcentury Virginia, minus the segregation.”

On 6/28, Dr. MacClean will sign and discuss the book, with a screening of the documentary Bad Faith, analyzing the factors that gave rise to the current form of Christian nationalism in the U.S.

Dr. Barbara Atwood: Arizona Abortion Ban/s and the Mifepristone Case


Join us on July 12 at noon as Dr. Barbara Atwood, Mary Anne Richey Professor of Law Emerita and Co-Director of the Family and Juvenile Law Certificate Program at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, joins us to discuss the Arizona abortion ban case and the mifepristone case.

TradCaths are Having a Moment: Lauren Horn Griffin


Join us on July 19 at noon for a conversation with Dr. Lauren Horn Griffin, PhD. Dr. Griffin is assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Louisiana State University. Her research and teaching focus on religion, politics, media, and technology.

From Junkie to Judge: Mary Beth O’Connor Discusses Her Secular Recovery Journey


From a junkie addicted to methamphetamines to a federal judge, Mary Beth O’Connor’s memoir shares her inspiring journey from rock bottom to resilience as she forged a personal path to recovery from trauma and addiction. Winner of the Silver Award, 2023 Nonfiction Book Awards

Register here for this virtual event on August 2 at noon:

Searing, unsettling, and ultimately triumphant, Judge O'Connor's debut memoir takes readers on a wild ride through the rock-bottom underbelly of intravenous drug addiction to the hallowed halls of justice where she rose to the pinnacle of success as a federal judge.

With wit and unabashed honesty, O’Connor shares her remarkable three-phase journey: the abuse and trauma that drove her to teenage drug use, the chaos that ensued from her addiction; and how she developed a personalized secular recovery plan that led to twenty-nine years of sobriety. Her story proves any addict can recover and anyone can build a productive and happy life, no matter how low the bottom or how deep the pain.

Maricopa County Assessor Candidate Forum


Join us August 9 at noon to meet the candidates running for the position of Maricopa County Assessor. We'll ask questions about issues related to separation of church and state - like taxes on religious institutions, for example - so you can make informed decisions at the ballot box. Bring your own questions for the candidates.

This is NOT a debate. All candidates running are invited to participate. All candidates are asked the same questions and have the same amount of time to answer each question.

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Arizona’s Elections: Voter Choice Arizona


Join us on September 6 at noon for a conversation with Voter Choice Arizona. 

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Voter Choice Arizona is a non-partisan group of mostly volunteers donating their own time and financial support for essential tools.

Arizona’s Elections: League of Women Voters


Join us on September 13 at noon for a conversation with League of Women Voters to talk about this year's ballot initiatives. 

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The Arizona League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization. They encourage informed and active participation in government and work to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influence public policy through education and advocacy.

Arizona’s Elections: Vic’s Picks


Join us on September 20 at noon for a conversation with Vic Aronow of Vic's Picks to talk about this year's judicial elections.

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