Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)

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Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)

The Freedom From Religion Foundation, based in Madison, Wis., is a national association of freethinkers (atheists, agnostics) that has been working since 1978 to keep church and state separate.

Website: http://ffrf.org
Location: Madison
Members: 669
Latest Activity: 7 hours ago

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Comment by Carol Smith on November 9, 2011 at 2:35pm

D'Souza's propaganda promoted at Huron H.S., Ann Arbor, as recently as April. http://humanities-notes.blogspot.com/2011/04/why-hate.html

Comment by Wanda T on November 7, 2011 at 7:18am

I have a recent example for you, @William

My elderly mother died a couple of weeks ago. Throughout her last days (which was actually a couple of months) she was provided hospice care. While she was devoutly religious and had a minister and church group that came to see her, I am not and they kindly focused their attention on my mother. The hospice workers however continually asked if I needed the support of a chaplain. I repeatedly told them no. They had one call me anyway. Daily references to god's blessings and a near insistence that they provide some form of spiritual support was anything but helpful; indeed, it was yet another burden for me as an already stressed caregiver. Social workers do need to understand this, and I support you action. I received a survey from the hospice program a couple of days ago and noted this when I filled it out. I recommend that others do the same if presented with the opportunity.

Comment by William on November 6, 2011 at 7:53pm
For those who haven't interacted with social workers this is kind of a hard problem to describe. Essentially, Social workers have a code of ethics, in this code of ethics, there is a standard of cultural competence. It says: "Social workers should obtain education about and seek to understand the nature of social diversity and oppression with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, political belief, religion, immigration status, and mental or physical disability." I feel the exclusion of Non-religious as a category is getting the way of social workers being culturally competent with secular groups. So I started a petition. http://www.change.org/petitions/nasw-include-non-religious-a-catego...
Comment by Ian David Marsden on October 24, 2011 at 6:13am
Comment by Toni Clark on October 24, 2011 at 5:27am

sk8eycat et al -- Re FFRF conventions: The next is in Portland, but they're looking at L.A. for 2014. 2013 will be in Madison. I just returned from FFRF in Hartford, CT. Attendance was down a bit (around 400). Annie-Laurie said they don't do as well on the east coast. Of course the convention was a blast (featured speakers included Rebecca Goldstein, Steven  Pinker, and Jerry Coyne. And yes, the best part is being with such a large group of people who think the same way. BTW, I learned about Jerry Coyne's blog, which I've been enjoying since: http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/

Comment by Ian David Marsden on October 24, 2011 at 4:21am
Love the quizzes on your site. I send those links in my reply each time I receive nonsensical religious e-mails.
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on September 27, 2011 at 10:22am
Your newsletter rocks.
3pgs of black collar crime! insane.
Comment by sk8eycat on September 20, 2011 at 2:35pm

I sorta cruise around in the Nexus. 

I've been a member of FFRF for a few years, but I've never been to a convention.  They alternate locations, Midwest, East Coast, West Coast.  The last one out here was in Seattle in 2009, and I was making serious plans to go (I love the Pacific Northwest! Beautiful!), when I had to have spinal surgery, and the co-pays after Medicareless paid its "share," wiped me out.

Next year's convention is going to be in Portland, OR, and I'm thinking about it...again.  I just want to get on the Coast Starlight and ride.  Srsly.

Comment by alexa penzner on September 20, 2011 at 10:47am

hi E - (hope i remembered right)

 i keep bumping into you :]

Comment by sk8eycat on September 17, 2011 at 6:25pm

It really isn't the "name" speakers, or other attractions, that make me long to go to a smaller convention...it's the friendship, and meeting new people.

I used to go to the smaller SF cons, and just enjoyed staying in a hotel for a few days and shmoozing with people with similar interests.

 

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