Past Events

November 19-2016
Annual Meeting
Election of officers and planning for 2017/pot luck
October 15-2016 Bill Mefford, AU National Faith OutreachProject Fair Play
September-17-2016 Flicks for Thought “To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine.”
August-20-2016
 Dean Erwin Chemerinsky
 The Supreme Court and the Future of the Separation of Church & State
July-16-2016 Doug Wright
On Being a Humanist in the U.S. Navy
June-18-2016 Lynn Riddle
Hoaged: When Religious Hospitals Take Over
May-21-2016 Bonnie Castrey
Religion Issues in Our School Boards
April-16-2016 Film from the "Flicks for Thought" series No Dinosaurs in Heaven
March-19-2016
Farrah Khan
Understanding how Islam Relates to the Separation of Church and State
February-20-2016 Film from the "Flicks for Thought" series Limited Partnership 
January-16-2016 Phil Zuckerman Living the Secular Life
November-21-2015 Annual Planning Meeting Who’s Steering This Thing? Where Are We Going?
October-17-2015 David Codell Religious Court Mandated Rehab
September-19- 2015  Steven Baines  Protect Thy Neighbor
August-15-2015 Katherine Stewart An Update On The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children
July-18-2015 Dr. Sidney Golub, Director Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, UCI Stem Cell Policy Update
June-20-2015 Eddie Tabash, AU Nat’l Legal Committee Chair The Religious Right: Stronger Than Ever
May-16-2015 Unborn in the USA: Inside the War on Abortion Part of Our On-Going “Flicks for Thought” Series
Apr-18-2015 Hans Johnson Why Alabama Matters: Supremacists, Selma and Same Sex Marriage
Mar-21-2015 Dr. Ayala Darwin's Greatest Discovery: Design Without Designer
Feb 21, 2015   Compassion & Choices:  SB-128  Joe Barnes presents legislation for the "End of Life Options Act" law, which is opposed by some religious groups.
Jan-17-2015 Film: God Loves Uganda
This documentary is a powerful exploration of the evangelical campaign to change African culture with values imported from America’s Christian Right.
Dec-13-2014
Annual Planning Meeting for 2015 and Potluck
Nov-08-2014 Jere Lipps Science, Politics, and Religion: Do They Care about Climate Risk?
Oct-11-2014 Video of Barry Lynn and Ayesha Khan SCOTUS: Greece v. Galloway & Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores
Sep-13-2014 Glenn Branch National Center for Science Education  Update on Intelligent Design in the Schools After Kitzmiller – Now What?
Aug-9-2014 Rob Boston, AU Communications Director “Taking Liberties:  Why Religious Freedom Doesn’t Give You the Right to Tell Other People What to Do”

July-12-2014

Film, For The Bible Tells Me So

A thesis of the film is that much of Christianity's homophobia represents a misreading of scripture, a denial of science, and an embrace of quack psychology.

Jun-14-2014

Rev. Sarah Halverson

Why church/state separation is important to support religion

May-10-2014

John Suarez, AU Trustee

Blasphemy

May-4-2014

Barry Lynn

Rev. Barry Lynn, Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, will be the guest pastor at Irvine United Congregational Church. Services are at 9 & 11 am.

Apr-12-2014

Film: Constantine’s Sword

The film uncovers the roots of war and charges that there is an ongoing evangelical infiltration of the U.S. military.

Mar-8-2014 Eddie Tabash The On-going Threat of the Religious Right
 Saturday, February 8, 2014

Kate Jeffrey
Planned Parenthood

California Reproduction Health Laws/Project Hoag

 Saturday, January 11, 2014
 Flicks for Thought - "The Revisionaries"
 Sunday, December 8, 2013
 Annual Meeting
 Sunday, November 10, 2013
 Panel Discussion:  How Should Progressive Religious Leaders Participate in the Public Dialogue?
 Sunday, October 13, 2013
 Dr. David DiLeo 
 Sunday, September 8, 2013
 Laura Faye Tenenbaum
 Sunday, August 11, 2013
 Andreas Meyer and Harvey Liss
 Sunday, July 14, 2013
 Dr. Gordon Babst and Dr. John Compton