News and Media

Chicago Police Department Should Not Be Mixing Religion With Official Business

Chicago Police Department Should Not Be Mixing Religion With Official Business

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has been made aware of what they consider to be serious violations of the Establishment Clause by the Chicago Police Department. Being brought into question are the mandatory religious activities taking place during graduate ceremonies of police officers.  These include an invocation and benediction, with officers present ordered to remove […]

FFRFMCC Erects Annual Spring Display to Protest Catholic Prayer Shrine in Chicago’s Daley Center Plaza

FFRFMCC Erects Annual Spring Display to Protest Catholic Prayer Shrine in Chicago’s Daley Center Plaza

On Thursday, April 13th, the FFRFMCC with its member volunteers erected our protest of a Catholic prayer shrine which goes up each year during the Christian “holy week” by the Divine Mercy Project at Chicago’s Daley Center Plaza.  The shrine includes a large wooden Latin cross, a 9-foot banner of Jesus, and “kneelers” for people […]

By April 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Secular Winter Solstice Displays Receive Little Holiday Cheer Again This Year

Secular Winter Solstice Displays Receive Little Holiday Cheer Again This Year

While the Christians cry the about the “war on Christmas,” and cite religious persecution against their beliefs, it is the non-theist point-of-view that typically tries to be silenced, especially during the holiday season by those who reject reason. 2016 was a particularly damaging year to secular Winter Solstice displays as the Freedom From Religion Foundation […]

By January 1, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Secular Holiday Displays Back Up For 2016!

Secular Holiday Displays Back Up For 2016!

Thanks to our wonderful team of volunteers, the FFRFMCC holiday displays are up once again in both Chicago Daley Center Plaza and North School Park in Arlington Heights. In Daley Center Plaza, our 8 1/2 foot x 8 1/2 foot Dawkins scarlet “A” (for atheism) sign is shining bright with over 100 seasonal red lights, […]

By November 30, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Andrew Seidel to Speak about RFRA with FFRFMCC

Andrew Seidel to Speak about RFRA with FFRFMCC

The FFRFMCC is pleased to announce it will be hosting a speaking engagement by FFRF Staff Attorney and Constitutional Counsel Andrew Seidel. The title of his presentation will be:  “Religious Freedom or Discrimination?:  Examining Religious Freedom Restoration Acts.”  Andrew will focus on the recent wave of Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) bills that have been […]

By October 16, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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, […]

By September 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

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

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 […]

By March 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
2015 Secular Holiday Displays  Counter Intrusive Religious Images at Daley Center Plaza in Chicago and North School Park in Arlington Heights

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 […]

By December 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
FFRF Co-President Dan Barker Coming to Chicago!

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 […]

By October 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →