Political pronouncements can be symbolically powerful. Coalition member Omaha Coalition of Reason has gotten Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts to proclaim a Day of Reason in the state. Rita Sanders, the mayor of Bellevue, Nebraska has followed and the mayor of Omaha is expected next.
Jase Heap, the new Executive Director of the United Coalition of Reason, an SPI coalition member, appeared on the Friendly Atheist Podcast this week. He explains his quest to become the first Humanist chaplain in the United States Armed Forces.
Two secular documentaries deserve your support! The first is Children of Faith Assembly, which features Josh Wilson, the survivor of a faith healing cult that caused the deaths of 100 people. Help him and filmmaker Jack Pennington track down those children of Faith Assembly to gather their stories. Second, you can help Mike Celestino of What Happens Next Productions film The Scully, a documentary that explores how skeptics are seen in popular culture. The title of course refers to the skeptic in The X-Files, a show that was all about giving the wink to the audience that mysticism is real.
Muslims needs support when they leave religion behind. SPI coalition member Ex-Muslims of North America serves this need with a welcoming and supportive environment for ex-Muslims, online and off, especially in the city of Toronto. The Toronto chapter has over 100 members and is still continuing to grow!