Social Media, American Fascism and Building the Secular Sanctuary with Patrick Nathan


Novelist and essayist Patrick Nathan joins us on March 1 at noon (MST) to discuss the use of mis/disinformation and the weaponization of social media, all to promote fascism. Watch this presentation on SecularAZ's YouTube channel.  Patrick Nathan is the author of the novels Some Hell, a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, and The […]

Update on Arizona Elections (and Related Shenanigans) w/ Jen Fifield


Journalist Jen Fifield joins us on 2/16 at noon for an update on the (many, many) election-related news stories in our state. 

Jen Fifield previously covered Maricopa County and Phoenix for The Arizona Republic, including the high-profile review of the county’s 2020 election. Prior to that, she covered politics and government for local newspapers in Maryland and state policy for Stateline, a news service run by The Pew Charitable Trusts. She has won several regional press awards in Arizona and Maryland for her investigative, feature, politics and education reporting. Jen is a Phoenix native and graduated from Arizona State University’s Cronkite School.

Debunking TPUSA and Charlie Kirk: Dr. Matthew Boedy


Dr. Matthew Boedy has been paying attention and documenting TPUSA's activities for years, an activity that landed him on the "Professor Watchlist." He joins us Friday, February 2, at 12pm (AZT) to discuss.

Rep. Stephanie Stahl Hamilton: Arizona’s 2024 Legislative Session


Please join us on January 12 at noon (AZ time) as we welcome special guest Rep. Stephanie Stahl Hamilton (D-21) for a discussion of the 2024 Legislative Session. Click here to watch on Secular AZ's YouTube channel. Stephanie Stahl Hamilton is  an AZ State Legislature House Member and an Arizonan who spent her early childhood […]

Secular Summit

Humanist Center of Greater Phoenix 627 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Mesa, AZ, United States

Are you ready for a day filled with activism, inspiration, education and community building? Watch the event on the Secular AZ Youtube channel. This year's theme: Christian Nationalism in Rural Arizona. Our speakers include: John Blake: Award-winning journalist, author of "More Than I Imagined: What a Black Man Discovered About the White Mother He Never […]


Dr. Caitlin Killian: How We’re Failing Moms


Please join us on December 29 at noon (MST) for a discussion with Dr. Caitlin Killian. Click here to watch on our YouTube Channel! Dr. Killian is a Professor of Sociology at Drew University specializing in gender, families, reproduction, and immigration. She is the author of Failing Moms: Social Condemnation and Criminalization of Mothers (Polity […]

Maurice Chammah: Does the U.S. death penalty violate church:state separation?


We're joined by Maurice Chammah for a discussion of the death penalty: Does it violate church:state separation? Click here to watch this presentation on Secular AZ's YouTube channel.  Maurice is the author of Let the Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty, which won J. Anthony Lukas and Writers League of […]

Matthew Taylor: The New Apostolic Reformation in Arizona (and Beyond)


Join us Friday, December 8 at noon AZ time (MST) as we welcome Dr. Matthew Taylor. He'll discuss the growing New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement in Arizona and beyond. Click here to register. For more on the NAR, listen to Dr. Taylor's podcast series, “Charismatic Revival Fury: The New Apostolic Reformation," part of the "Straight […]

Christian Nationalism and Political Violence: Victimhood, Racial Identity, Conspiracy, and Support for the Capitol Attacks


Professors Miles Armaly and David Buckley join us to discuss their research: Christian Nationalism and Political Violence: Victimhood, Racial Identity, Conspiracy, and Support for the Capitol Attacks  Watch this presentation on Secular AZ's YouTube channel.  David Buckley is Associate Professor of Political Science, and Paul Weber Endowed Chair in Politics, Science & Religion at the […]