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Secular Summit 2022: When Reason Prevails

December 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Join us on December 10 at 11am for the 2022 Secular Summit.

This year’s Secular Summit is virtual — and our theme is “When Reason Prevails!” Click here to register!

Our Speakers:

Dr. Carmen Celestini, full-time lecturer at the University of Waterloo, in the department of Religious Studies and the Arts First program, and a Post Doctoral Fellow with the School of Religion at Queen’s University. Her research focuses on the overlapping belief systems of Christian Nationalism, conspiracy theories, and extremism, as well as the impact of these beliefs/ideologies on politics in North America.

Gloria Beth Amodeo, author of God’s Ex-Girlfriend: A Memoir About Loving and Leaving the Evangelical Jesus. Gloria converted to a conservative sect of evangelical Christianity in  college, then left the movement in her 20s. Today, she employs personal narrative and critical analysis to explore the “well-oiled missionary machine” she was a part of, as well as the vast implications it has on our current political landscape.

Stephanie Kemmerer, Skeptical Inquirer author, researcher and writer for the podcast Even the Podcast Is Afraid and contributor for the Southern Oddities podcast, with a focus on conspiratorial thinking, Q-anon and conspiracy culture.

Nick Carmody, JD, MS Psych , a therapist with an amazing back story.  Nick has a private practice and also works with low income children who have experienced trauma. In 2010, Nick experienced two life-changing Traumatic Brain Injuries; along with other intense personal experiences, this led him along an unconventional path to a career helping people who have similar lived-experiences. He writes extensively on Twitter.

 

Lindsay Love, recipient of our 2022 **Secular Champion Award** and CUSD Board Member and ASBA Black Alliance President.

Luciano Gonzalez-Vega, journalist, administrator for the Secular Latino Alliance, board member of the Hispanic American Freethinkers, contributor at OnlySky, and Puerto Rican atheist and secular humanist living in Greensboro, North Carolina. They have a Master’s Degree in Peace & Conflict Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and write about conflict, culture, and a range of other topics.

Bruce Gerencser, who pastored Evangelical churches for twenty-five years in Ohio, Texas, and Michigan. Bruce left the ministry in 2005, and in 2008 he left Christianity. Bruce is now a humanist and an atheist. You can read Bruce’s writing at The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser.

Presentations from our Executive Director, Jeanne Casteen, and our Legal Director, Dianne Post, who’ll share where reason prevailed in Arizona (and where it didn’t!)

While we’re not charging for tickets this year, we do ask that you kindly consider making a donation to sponsor the Summit.

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JOIN THIS GROUP OF AMAZING SECULAR SPONSORS

KATIE CONWAY

PETER CULIN

MARY GANAPOL

IAN HAMP

WHIT & JANET JOHNSON

PHILIP AND SHERRON LENTZ

DEBRA NEILL

BRUCE & KATHLEEN PETTYCREW

JACOB SELTZER

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE SUMMIT!

Details

Date:
December 10
Time:
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Website:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jw1nyAUDReGcqymQS-iAKA

Venue

Webinar

Organizer

Secular AZ
Email:
info@secularaz.org
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