DVAU/SJ meeting: Edward J Dodson, “Thomas Paine” Feb 23






The Philadelphia Separation of Church and State Meetup Group The February 2011 Delaware Valley Americans United chapter’s South Jersey Committee meeting will feature an interesting lecture entitled "The Spiritual Beliefs of Thomas Paine," delivered by Edward J Dodson, President, Thomas Paine Friends, Inc. The meeting will take place on Wednesday February 23 at 7pm in […]




Philadelphia City Council sets terms for sale of Boy Scouts HQ






The Cradle of Liberty Chapter of the Boy Scouts of America could purchase its Logan Square headquarters building at half of the $1-million market value, if the Boy Scouts agree to certain conditions established by Philadelphia’s City Council. As reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer story, Ordinance would let Scouts buy building, on 2 conditions: A […]




DVAU Jan 13, Philly meeting CANCELED






The DVAU meeting scheduled for January 13, 2011 at the Parkway Central Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library has been canceled. DVAU is in need of a chapter Secretary/Membership Coordinator and other Board positions. We invite you to join us in being the voice to preserve religious liberty in the Delaware Valley. Please email DVAU […]




DVAU President at “Patriots Week,” Trenton NJ, Dec 27






The Philadelphia Separation of Church and State Meetup Group Delaware Valley Americans United chapter President, Ed Joyce, will deliver his talk "Evolution of a Concept: A Brief History of Church/State Separation in America" during the Patriots Week events in Trenton NJ. Ed’s hour-long lecture traces the concept of church/state separation from European to Medieval times, […]




DVAU/SJ panel event: “School Vouchers: Win, or Woe?” Thurs January 6 2011






The South Jersey Committee of the Delaware Valley Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State will host a panel discussion entitled “School Vouchers: Win, or Woe? What to Watch for With NJ’s Tuition Tax Credit Bills,” featuring representatives from New Jersey groups who have a broad range of views on school vouchers. […]




City Paper reports on problems with Philadelphia’s Boy Scouts case settlement






This article recaps the church-state issues surrounding Philadelphia’s real estate relationship with the Boy Scouts, the litigation involved, and then how post-court negotiations to bring the issue to closure collapsed overnight. After 10 years of investigations, meetings, friendly e-mails, not-so-friendly e-mails, subpoenas, a pre-trial, a jury trial, legal fees, settlement offers and the possibility of […]




DVAU/Philly: Fran Pierce, “Religion in the Classroom” March 24






The Philadelphia Separation of Church and State Meetup Group The March 2011 meeting of Delaware Valley Americans United chapter’s Philadelphia Committee will take place on Thursday March 24 at 7pm in the Skyline Room on the 4th floor of the Parkway Central Library in Philadelphia PA, at 19th and Vine Streets. DVAU member Fran Pierce […]




DVAU/Bucks monthly meeting and video “Free Exercise Clause” Dec 14






The Philadelphia Separation of Church and State Meetup Group The December 2010 meeting of the Delaware Valley Americans United chapter’s Bucks County Committee will be held at 7pm on Tuesday, December 14, at the Doylestown Library, 150 S. Pine St., Doylestown, Pa 18901. We will begin the meeting with a review of chapter activity followed […]




DVAU Second Annual Church-State Issues Symposium, April 9






The Philadelphia Separation of Church and State Meetup Group Second "Church/State Issues Symposium" sponsored by the Delaware Valley Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church & State When: Saturday 9 April 2011 8:30 AM to 5 PM Where: National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106 The Delaware Valley Chapter of […]




DVAU @ Temple U: “The Evolution Controversy and its Church/State Implications” Feb 18






The Philadelphia Separation of Church and State Meetup Group Temple University History Department, "Dissent in America" forum The President of the Delaware Valley Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Ed Joyce, will deliver his talk, "The Evolution Controversy and its Church/State Implications," at Temple University on Friday February 18 2011, at […]