Chrissy Stroop
Empty the Pews: Stories of Leaving the Church


Andrew Seidel
American Crusade: How the Supreme Court is Weaponizing Religious Freedom


Mona Eltahawy
The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls

Sikivu Hutchinson
Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics and the Values Wars


Phillip Gorski and Samuel Perry
The Flag and the Cross: White Christian Nationalism and the Threat to American Democracy


Katherine Stewart: 
The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Christian Nationalism


Jamie Raskin
Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth and the Trials of American Democracy

Jeannine Hill Fletcher
Sin of White Supremacy: Christianity, Racism and Religious Diversity in America


Robert P. Jones
White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity


Karen Garst: 
Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life Beyond Religion


Jemar Tisby
Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church's Complicity in Racism

Pamela Cooper-White
The Psychology of Christian Nationalism: Why People are Drawn in and How to Talk Across the Divide


Carl Sagan
The Demon-Haunted World
Science is a Candle in the Dark


Andrew L. Seidel
The Founding Myth:
Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American


Katherine Stewart
The Good News Club:
The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children


Philip Gorski
American Babylon: Christianity and Democracy Before and After Trump


Megan Phelps-Roper
Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church


Camille Beredjick
Queer Disbelief: Why LGBTQ Equality is an Atheist Issue


Thomas Paine
The Age of Reason


Lex Bayor and John Figdor
Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart: Rewriting the 10 Commandments for the 21st Century


Tamura Lomax
Jezebel Unhinged; Loosing the Black Female Body in Religion and Culture


Jay Wexler
Our Non-Christian Nation: How Atheists, Satantsts, Pagans and Others are Demanding Their Rightful Place in Public Life


Sasha Sagan
For Small Creatures Such as We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World


Tara Westover
Educated: A Memoir


Howard Gilman & Erwin Chemerinsky
The Religious Clauses:
The Case for Separating Church and State


Andrew L. Whitehead and Samuel L. Perry
Taking America Back for God:
Christian Nationalism in the United States

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Sami Al-Asady: What Do You Miss (and Not Miss) About Religion?

Secular AZ Board member and activist Sami Al-Asady discusses what he misses (and doesn’t) about religion in this article from OnlySky. “When I affirm that I am an atheist, it is not just a term that captures my lack of belief in God, but it also holds …

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Dianne Post: Understanding Christian Nationalism: Is the U.S. in Trouble?

Secular AZ Legal Director Dianne Post and attorney Robert McWhirter explore the growing threat of Christian Nationalism. “Christian nationalists work to appear legitimate, waving American flags aplenty and invoking historically patriotic catchphrases l …

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A Tale of Two Public School Systems

Joe Blankenship

The most important responsibility a state has is the education of its children! When education is viewed as gaining knowledge, instead of just passing from grade to grade to graduation, its leaders recognize that every qualitative aspect of a society is determined by the success or failure of its educational system.

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COMING NEXT:

  • Friday, May 20, 12p: Legislative Update with special guest Chalice from The Satanic Temple on reproductive rights
  • Wednesday, May 25: 6p: Peoria Unified School District Governing Board Candidate Forum
  • Tuesday. May 31, 6p: Secular Speaker Series – Chrissy Stroop
    • presented by Secular AZ; register here
    • A prominent ex-evangelical writer, speaker, and advocate, Chrissy Stroop is coeditor of the essay anthology Empty the Pews: Stories of Leaving the Church. A senior correspondent for Religion Dispatches, her work has appeared in Dame Magazine, Foreign Policy, Playboy, Political Research Associates, and other outlets, including peer-reviewed academic journals. Holding a Ph.D. in modern Russian history from Stanford University, Stroop is a Senior Research Associate with the University of Innsbruck’s Postsecular Conflicts project. In 2019 Chrissy came out as a transgender woman and began her journey of medical transition. She resides in Portland, Oregon.
  • Tuesday, June 28, 12p: Heather Weaver, Senior Staff Attorney ACLU Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief, on implications of SCOTUS case Kennedy v Bremerton

 

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