Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU) was founded in 1947 and is based in Washington, DC. There are currently 68 chapters in 35 states.

The Triad Chapter of Americans United was organized in 2004 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Local chapter members pay dues to the National Association. The Chapter also welcomes interested individuals who are not National members to participate in Chapter meetings and other activities.

Americans United, working with its network of local chapters, seeks to raise awareness of the efforts of religious zealots to undermine the US Constitutional requirement that the State not support or interfere with individual religious liberty.
Among other activities, Americans United seeks to eliminate:
  • Sectarian prayer at government sponsored functions.
  • Efforts of teachers to proselytize in the classroom.
  • The intrusion of religious myth into the teaching of science in public schools.
  • Public funding of religious schools.
  • Erection of religious monuments in government spaces.
  • Rewriting of history textbooks.

In the News...

  • Texas Charter School System's Use Of Creationist Textbooks Violates The Constitution, Americans United Says Church-State Watchdog Asks Texas Education Agency To Prohibit Responsive Education Solutions’ Use of Anti-Science Materials Or Revoke Its CharterJanuary 30, 2014The biology curriculum used by a ...
    Posted Feb 1, 2014, 8:50 AM by AU Triad NC
  • Shop Amazon! Amazon will now donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases toAmericans United For Separation Of Church And State when you shop at AmazonSmile ( ...
    Posted Jan 1, 2014, 8:39 AM by AU Triad NC
  • Americans United Urges IRS To Step Up Investigations Of Church-Based Partisan Politicking Church-State Watchdog Says Tax Agency Must Enforce Rules Intended To Prevent Houses Of Worship From Intervening In ElectionsDecember 4, 2013 It’s time for the IRS to crack ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2013, 9:02 AM by AU Triad NC
  • Americans United Urges U.S. Supreme Court To Protect Workers' Access to Birth Control Church-State Watchdog Says Owners Of Secular Corporations Should Not Be Permitted To Impose Religious Views On EmployeesNovember 26, 2013The U.S. Supreme Court should find that the ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2013, 11:42 AM by AU Triad NC
  • DOUBLE PRESS RELEASE: Americans United Executive Director Wins Prestigious Social Activist Award November 19, 2013 The Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, will receive ...
    Posted Nov 19, 2013, 10:37 AM by AU Triad NC
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