Rochester, NY Chapter Blog

Notice of upcoming AU Rochester board meeting

posted Nov 5, 2018, 6:42 AM by Linda Stephens

Monday, November 12 at 7 pm at Wegmans Cafe, 1750 East Avenue, Rochester.

Come one, come all

posted Jul 19, 2018, 8:07 AM by Linda Stephens

The Rochester Chapter of AU is sponsoring an event on Monday, July 23 at Barnes & Noble in Pittsford to discuss anything & everything having to do with Church/State separation.  Everyone is welcome.  No need to be a member.  Time: 7 pm, in the Cafe.

Announcement of Chapter Board Meeting

posted Jun 4, 2018, 7:26 AM by Linda Stephens   [ updated Jun 4, 2018, 7:28 AM ]

Monday, June 4, 2018.  7:15 pm.  Wegmans (Cafe area) at 1750 East Avenue. Rochester.

The AU Chapter's Spring Speaker

posted Apr 22, 2018, 3:21 PM by Linda Stephens

Rochester-based lawyer Donald Rehkopf Jr. is legal counsel for the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, a watchdog group and an advocacy organization that works to ensure members of the US Armed Forces receive the Constitutional guarantee of religious freedom to which they are entitled by virtue of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

The MRFF is often pitted against fundamentalist Christian organizations, going to battle against their bullying in the US military.  Rehkopf will speak about some of the cases he has been involved with representing members of the military.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Brighton

7 PM,  Free and open to the public.

This event sponsored by the Rochester Chapter of Americans United.

March 2018 Board Meeting

posted Mar 2, 2018, 7:34 AM by Linda Stephens

The meeting will be held on March 3 at 7:15 pm in the Community Room of 5-Star Bank, 395 Westfall Road, Rochester, 14620.

Outgoing head of Americans United promises to pull no punches in upcoming talk

posted Oct 3, 2017, 7:23 AM by Linda Stephens

Executive Director Barry Lynn will be retiring at the end of this year after a remarkable 25 years of service to Americans United. It is our good fortune that Barry has agreed to return to Rochester in October to present his perspective on the state of church/state separation under the Trump administration.

In his talk, which is titled “The Trump Administration Really, Truly Hates Separation of Church and State,” Barry will point out all the ways the present administration has tried to thwart efforts to maintain the separation of church and state.

To celebrate Barry’s retirement, cake and coffee will be served after his talk, giving audience members the opportunity to thank him for his years of outstanding service to the organization, which for 70 years, has led the fight to maintain church/state separation.

This event sponsored by the Rochester Chapter of AU.

Date:      Monday, October 23, 2017

Place:      Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Ave, Rochester, NY 
               (Ample parking in back of church.)

Time:      7 pm

Free and open to the public 

Notice of upcoming AU Chapter Board Meeting

posted Sep 28, 2017, 8:13 AM by Linda Stephens   [ updated Sep 28, 2017, 8:14 AM ]

Flower City Community Room at City Gate
395 Westfall Road
Rochester, 14620

Time: 7:15 pm
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Mark your calendars! Exciting speaker coming to Rochester on June 13

posted May 18, 2017, 8:51 AM by Linda Stephens   [ updated May 18, 2017, 8:53 AM ]

On June 13, the AU Rochester Chapter is sponsoring a talk by Garrett Epps, who is a legal scholar, nonfiction author and novelist.  A graduate of Harvard University and Duke Law School, he teaches constitutional law, as well as fiction and nonfiction writing at the University of Baltimore School of Law and is the Supreme Court correspondent  for the "Atlantic. com."  He is a former staff writer for the Washington Post, and his journalism and criticism have been published in leading national newspapers and magazines.

As the author of such works as "To an Unknown God: Religious Freedom on Trial"; "Ten Right-Wing Myths About Our Constitution"; and "American Justice 2014: Nine Clashing Visions on the Supreme Court", he brings an uniquely insightful and informed perspective to the understanding of issues regarding church-state separation.

In his upcoming talk, Epps will focus on how the "free exercise" of religion guaranteed in the Constitution became a freedom to discriminate.

When:        Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Where:        Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave, Brighton
Time:            7 pm            Admission:  Free and open to the public

Upcoming AU Rochester Board meeting

posted Mar 31, 2017, 6:48 AM by Linda Stephens

Monday, April, 3, 2017 at 7:15 pm at the  Universalist Church located at 150 S. Clinton, at the corner of Clinton and Court Streets.  There is a small parking lot for the church on Court Street directly behind the building.  

Next AU Rochester Board meeting

posted Mar 3, 2017, 10:52 AM by Linda Stephens

Monday, March 6 at 7:15 pm.  First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Rd. South

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