Voices of Reason - David Niose: Nonbeliever Nation
- Sunday, July 22nd 2012 at 2:00 pm
- Sunday, July 22nd 2012 at 4:00 pm
- Hill Center DC - Drummond Hall, 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE (Eastern Market Metro), Washington, DC 20003
The Rise of Secular Americans
Many are frustrated with the success the Religious Right has had in shaping the national agenda, from putting the brakes on gay marriage in California to stripping textbooks in Texas of references to Thomas Jefferson. But today, a growing nonreligious minority, nearly 20 percent of Americans, are finally organizing and taking explicit political positions. In Nonbeliever Nation, David Niose argues that America was never in fact a Christian nation and shows how the Religious Right successfully took control of the social and political narrative. He takes us across the country to meet the secular groups now forming in opposition to that force--from humanist gatherings to the rise of the New Atheists to the explosion of secular groups on college and even high school campuses.
David Niose is the president of the American Humanist Association. He has appeared in national media and spoken to groups around the country. As an attorney, Niose has advocated for church/state separation and the rights of humanists and other nontheists, and he is currently involved in implementing a legal strategy to enforce the rights of humanists and other nontheists via the avenue of equal protection law.
- Friends of the Center Admission: Free (Friends of the Center must register)
- Friends of the Center Admission + Nonbeliever Nation Book: $24
- Public Admission: $5 in advance; $7 at the door
- Public Admission + Nonbeliever Nation Book: $27