Margaret Downey

The Freethought Society — West Chester, PA

Margaret Downey has had a prolific career in secular activism. Downey is the founder of the Freethought Society, Anti-Discrimination Support Network, Mentor Connection, Tree of Knowledge, Helping Hands Committee, and the Thomas Paine Memorial Committee. She is a past board member of the American Humanist Association, The Humanist Institute, and the Thomas Paine National Historical Association. She is a current board member of Scouting For All, Freedom From Religion Foundation, and an Advisory Board Member of the Robert Green Ingersoll Museum. With these connections Downey can keep her finger on the pulse of the atheist community. She has become a proud atheist spokesperson and media representative. She has been published in two books, Parenting Beyond Belief and Voices of Disbelief.

Margaret Downey has been a plaintiff in federal lawsuit to remove a Ten Commandments plaque from the facade of the Chester County Courthouse (Pennsylvania) and has organized discrimination complaints against the Boy Scouts of America since 1991. 

Margaret was certified by CFI as a Secular Officiant in 2001. Since that time she has operated Secular Celebrations (a secular officiant business designed to serve the life celebration needs of the nontheist community).

Margaret is also available to help host a Friggatriskaidekaphobia Treatment Center on any given Friday the 13th. Dressed in character as a Friggatriskaidekaphobia Treatment Nurse, she will help cure superstitions with her team of volunteers. The Treatment Center is comprised of an interactive museum, games, music and souvenirs. For more information on this educational service visit the website.

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