DVAU Chapter mid-September 2011 update, news, and events

This is the Mid-September 2011 Update from the Delaware Valley Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, DVAU.

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Reminder of upcoming events for the Delaware Valley Americans United Chapter:

Special Event! The Role of Religion in Today’s Society: Debate on Separation of Church & State, Mon Sept 19, 2011. The Ben Franklin Thinking Society will host a public debate on the topic of church-state separation between Ed Joyce, President, Delaware Valley Americans United for Separation of Church and State (DVAU) and Dr. Peter Lillback. Not to be missed! Both debaters are experts in their fields. http://dvau.org/?p=776

Philadelphia Debate! PA School Vouchers: Win, or Woe? Sat. Sept 24, 2011. PA State Senator Anthony H Williams, a co-sponsor of PA’s school voucher bill SB-1, will attempt to defend his legislation with the help of Leslie Davis Hiner, Esq., VP at The Foundation for Educational Choice, who has been called “the nation’s leading voucher advocates” by the Wall Street Journal.

Debating the voucher proponents and giving arguments against voucher programs are Burton Caine, Professor at Temple Law School, representing Americans for Religious Liberty, which advocates for the separation of church and state; and Marc Stier, Executive Director, Penn Action, who works with individuals and coalitions on statewide campaigns to strengthen social, economic, and health security for all Pennsylvanians. http://dvau.org/?p=678

We’ve Had Enough! Rally for Women’s Rights in Harrisburg PA, Sept 27, 2011. Join us in the rally to STOP the attacks on women’s health in Pennsylvania!http://dvau.org/?p=729

DVAU South Jersey School Voucher Debate: Saturday Oct 1, 2011, NJ State Museum, Trenton NJ, 11am-1pm. Will any voucher supporters in New Jersey dare to debate Dr Water Farrell, AU’s John Bartram, and ACLU-NJ’s Legislative Director, Ed Barocas? We’ll debunk voucher propaganda with or without them. http://dvau.org/?p=905

Ed Joyce at Philadelphia Ethical Society Sunday Platform, Sun Oct 9, 2011. Ed will discuss various topics relating to church-state separation, activism with Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and the ethics of working to preserve Jefferson’s Wall of Separation between religion and government. 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia PA. http://dvau.org/?p=779

DVAU/Philly: Dean Miller, “The Faith-Based War on the Public Sector” Nov 17, 2011. 7pm, Skyline Room, Parkway Central Library, 19th & Vine, Philadelphia. New DVAU Secretary/Treasurer Dean Miller talks about Religious Right attacks on the public sector. Rescheduled meeting, was originally planned for Sept 8.  http://dvau.org/?p=677

DVAU Fundraising Event: Concert with Lisa Bouchelle, DATE TO BE RESCHEDULED. Special event with recording artist Lisa Bouchelle, recently on tour with Ted Nugent, soon to tour with John Waite. Lisa has a great following in our area and we hope you will join us for this special event. $10 in advance, $12 at the door, details to be announced on our websitehttp://dvau.org/?p=856

Website updates: DVAU’s website is updated frequently, here are some articles you may have missed.

No-Aid “Blaine Amendments”: AU training video available online now! http://dvau.org/?p=722

Monica Yant Kinney: Christie’s softer education-reform approach | Philadelphia Inquirer | 09/14/2011 http://dvau.org/?p=973

Photos: DVAU tabling Southern NJ LGBT Pride Festival, September 11, 2011 http://dvau.org/?p=928

Become a Member of Americans United – Join or Renew Today! DVAU mailed postcards with the dates of our upcoming meetings to all chapter members. If you don’t get a postcard, you may not be on our member list. Join AU today and support the separation of church and state! http://dvau.org/?p=938

Other DVAU news:

DVAU needs your recommendation, review DVAU on GreatNonprofits:  http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/delaware-valley-americans-united-for-separation-of-church-and-state/

Look for the DVAU Outreach table at Outfest (Philly Pride Presents) celebrating National Coming Out Day in “the Gayborhood” in Philadelphia PA, Sunday October 9 12pm-6pm.

Chapter news:

DVAU now accepts tax-deductible donations online through Paypal! http://dvau.org/?p=824

Church-State Separation Quotes now on our site: http://dvau.org/?page_id=830

Share DVAU posts on all your social networks! Each post and page on dvau.org now features a “share” button for every social networking site, from Facebook to Twitter to Google+ and more! You can also email and print the pages directly through these buttons. Sharing is caring! Share Delaware Valley Americans United’s posts and pages with your friends and family!


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