Year: 2015

Video Highlights from the National AU Meeting

Three of our Board members attended the recent (November, 2015) Annual Meeting of AU in Washington, DC.  Two of the highlights occurred on the last afternoon of the meeting, when Executive Director Rev. Barry Lynn introduced Bishop John Shelby Spong,

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Our Holiday Get-Together was on December 4

We enjoyed the hospitality of one of our Board members at a private residence for a Holiday Get-Together on Friday evening, December 4. Wine and light hors d’oevres were provided. RSVP’s were handled through our Meetup Group at http://www.meetup.com which we encourage everyone

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Barry Lynn on Diane Rehm radio show

Americans United national Executive Director Barry Lynn appeared on the Diane Rehm Show on NPR (KWMU 90.7 in St. Louis) on Wednesday morning, October 28, 2015.  It is accessible in the show’s archive.  The link is : https://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2015-10-28/rev-barry-lynn-god-and-government

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AU- St. Louis at MNEA Meeting November 7, 2015

A couple of our Board members will be providing information and literature about what teachers need to know about separation of church and state at the upcoming Fall Representative Assembly and Luncheon of the Missouri National Education Association to be

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Annual Picnic Held September 20

We were very pleased to have had as our guest and speaker at the 2015 annual picnic, Rob Boston, from the national headquarters of Americans United. He provided an up-to-the-minute precis of church/state issues from the national perspective.   The event was held

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We couldn’t have said it better

Kerri Levine of St. Louis wrote a Letter to the Editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that was published on Saturday, May 2. It describes some of the dangers of mixing religion with government. Here is the link: http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/dangerous-to-mix-religion-and-government/article_0bf62fbf-d4e6-557f-9d8f-b14e2963d6f8.html

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Membership Meets April 16 with State Representative Tracy McCreery

State Senator Jill Schupp, Missouri District 24, was unable to meet with us as we had planned on April 16, to update us on issues and happenings in Jefferson City, especially those that impinge on church/state separation.  A capable replacement, State

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Recommended book

  AU Board members have been reading a very interesting but very depressing (from our point of view) book, “The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children“, by Katherine Stewart.  Because of a 2001 Supreme Court

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