Illinois Pastors Joining the “Religious Persecution” Bandwagon

Illinois Pastors Joining the “Religious Persecution” Bandwagon

FFRFMCC Commentary Submitted by:  Tom Cara, Director, FFRFMCC Since taking effect In January, 2016, Illinois became the fourth state, in addition to the District of Columbia, to pass a much-need ed ban on gay conversion therapy, sometimes called “reparative therapy,” for LGBT individuals under the age of 18. These ridiculous and harmful techniques were condemned […]

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If You’re An Atheist, What the Hell’s Wrong With You? The FFRFMCC Letter to Governor Kasich

If You’re An Atheist, What the Hell’s Wrong With You? The FFRFMCC Letter to Governor Kasich

“You know that Daniel Radcliffe has declared himself an atheist? I’m serious. What a weird thing. Why would a guy who had all that success, just – I mean what the hell’s wrong with him? To become a declared atheist – I mean – I don’t know why you would even say that. But anyway, […]

Challenging Religious Beliefs Discussion Workshop #2

Challenging Religious Beliefs Discussion Workshop #2

The FFRFMCC is pleased to announce we will be continuing our discussions on “Challenging Religious Beliefs,” which we began last spring.  The objective of these workshops is to assist non-theists by facilitating a group discussion among fellow freethinkers, allowing them to share their thoughts about how best to address various talking points often posed by […]

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Challenging Religious Beliefs – First Workshop Summary

Challenging Religious Beliefs – First Workshop Summary

On May 22nd, 2016, the FFRFMCC held its first discussion workshop on “Challenging Religious Beliefs” at the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago. The purpose of this series of workshops is to assist non-theists as they engage with people of religious faith with topics or questions on subjects relating to belief versus non-belief in a supreme god. Keep […]

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Freedom From Religion Foundation National Convention – 2016

Freedom From Religion Foundation National Convention – 2016

The 39th Annual Freedom From Religion Foundation National Convention will take place Oct. 7th – 9th in Pittsburgh, PA. This year’s line-up of speakers is outstanding, and will include physicist Lawrence Krauss, evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne, philosopher (and one of the “Four Horsemen of New Atheism”) Daniel Dennett and author Susan Jacoby. The convention will […]

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FFRF Calls for State/Church Separation in Chicago’s Daley Center Plaza
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FFRF Calls for State/Church Separation in Chicago’s Daley Center Plaza

The Freedom From Religion Foundation and its Metropolitan Chicago Chapter have put on display once again a counter to a Catholic “prayer shrine” erected each year in Daley Center Plaza.  The religious shrine features a nine foot laser print of Jesus Christ, and a 20 foot Latin cross for the Christian “holy week,” as well […]

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2015 Secular Holiday Displays  Counter Intrusive Religious Images at Daley Center Plaza in Chicago and North School Park in Arlington Heights
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2015 Secular Holiday Displays Counter Intrusive Religious Images at Daley Center Plaza in Chicago and North School Park in Arlington Heights

The FFRF Dawkins Scarlet “A” sign is festively glowing in both Daley Center Plaza in Chicago and North School Park in Arlington Heights again this year to offer representation for the rapidly growing non-religious community during this holiday season. Also in Daley Plaza, the FFRF Metropolitan Chicago Chapter has erected its “Founding Fathers Nativity” banner […]

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Shelley Segal in Concert!  Hosted by the FFRFMCC
By October 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Shelley Segal in Concert! Hosted by the FFRFMCC

Shelley Segal is an artist, activist and explicit storyteller who uses her music not only to express the way she sees the world, but to create the world she wants to see. Desirous of all expressions, she flirts with elements of jazz, folk, pop, blues, reggae and electronica, imparting a pure joy about music and […]

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FFRF Co-President Dan Barker Coming to Chicago!
By October 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

FFRF Co-President Dan Barker Coming to Chicago!

Chicago freethinkers will be treated to a visit from FFRF Co-President Dan Barker.  Dan will be in town to promote his new book, “Life Driven Purpose:  How an Atheist Finds Meaning.”  Come and hear Dan speak at the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago at 10:30am on Sunday, October 25th, 2015.  For more information regarding Dan’s […]

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Wave 3 of the Chicago FFRF “Out-of-the-Closet” Billboard Campaign Is Now Appearing in Chicago!
By March 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Wave 3 of the Chicago FFRF “Out-of-the-Closet” Billboard Campaign Is Now Appearing in Chicago!

The final seven of 21 total billboards created by the FFRFMCC featuring area freethinkers encouraging other non-theists to be more open about their non-belief were erected for another 4-week flight beginning March 4th, 2015 in locations around the north side of Chicago. The campaign began on December 15th, 2014 with eleven individual billboards scheduled for […]

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