Constitution Week 2013: Join CFI Board Chair Edward Tabash in Florida!

September 4, 2013

Constitutional lawyer and CFI board chair Edward Tabash takes on the state of Florida in this series of events celebrating Constitution Week 2013. CFI branches across the state will host presentations recognizing the United States’ constitutional foundation in church-state separation. The main event is a debate in Miami on the question “Does God Exist?” featuring Edward Tabash and Tom Trento. Following the debate, CFI branches in Tampa Bay, Daytona Beach, and Tallahassee will host Mr. Tabash for lectures discussing civil liberties and the question of whether America is a Christian nation. All are welcome at these public events.

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MIAMI
Debate: Does God Exist?
Edward Tabash vs. Tom Trento

Sunday, Sept. 15
7:00–9:00pm

Florida International University
Chemistry and Physics Building (CP), Room 145
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
Hosted by CFI–Fort Lauderdale

Free for CFI members, students, and faculty
$3 suggested donation

Parking is free for all attendees

TAMPA BAY
Lecture: Is America a Christian Nation?

Tuesday, Sept. 17
7:00–9:00pm

UU Clearwater
2470 Nursery Road
Clearwater, FL 33764
Hosted by CFI–Tampa Bay

DAYTONA BEACH
Dinner and Lecture: Civil Liberties: Beyond the Bill of Rights

Wednesday, Sept. 18
6:00–9:00pm

Red Lobster
2625 W International Speedway Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Hosted by CFI–Daytona Beach

Reservations are required for this event! Please email daytona@centerforinquiry.net or call 386-671-1921 to RSVP! 

TALLAHASSEE
Lecture: Is America a Christian Nation?

Thursday, Sept. 19
7:00–8:30pm

UU Church of Tallahassee
2810 N Meridian Road
Tallahassee, FL 32312
Hosted by CFI–Tallahassee

All lectures are FREE and OPEN to the public. Contact Sarah Kaiser at outreach@centerforinquiry.net for more info. 

CFI Board Chair Edward Tabash:

Edward Tabash

Edward Tabash is a Constitutional Lawyer and Chair of the National Legal Committee for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, as well as the Honorary Chair of the Center for Inquiry West, and Chair of the First Amendment Task Force of the Council for Secular Humanism. He is chair of the Board of Directors for the Center for Inquiry and serves on the board for the Council for Secular Humanism.  He has filed amicus briefs arguing for the preservation of the separation of church and state with the United States Supreme Court and the California Supreme Court.

Mr. Tabash graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. from UCLA in 1973 and earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles in 1976.

Mr. Tabash has participated in debates with many prominent religious spokesmen, including Richard Swinburne, William Lane Craig and Peter Van Inwaagen. The son of an Auschwitz survivor and an Orthodox Rabbi, Tabash is able to draw on his family background to emphasize his ethical, nonreligious position on the topics he debates. Edward Tabash believes that the general public must be exposed to arguments against the existence of any supernatural being, any God or gods. Mr. Tabash maintains that an intellectually mature society must be able to handle arguments against even the most treasured and revered belief systems.