Minnesota Atheists: The Next Generation of Leadership

by Steve Petersen

cable june 2013For our June taping of the Atheists Talk cable television show, Minnesota Atheisits president Eric Jayne and Minnesota Atheists chair Heather Hegi joined host George Kane to discuss Minnesota Atheists: The Next Generation of Leadership.

Both Eric and Heather bring a fresh point of view to Minnesota Atheists and they discuss how they want to move the organization forward as it continues to grow while reamining relevant to members of all ages.

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President's Column: Weekend of Unbelievable Fun: The 2nd Coming

By Eric Jayne

eric cardSince I’ve been so incredibly busy planning for our second annual Mr. Paul Aints game on August 9 and joint American Atheists/Minnesota Atheists regional conference on August 10, I will use this column to talk about our Weekend of Unbelievable Fun: The Second Coming.

The conference planning committee of August Berkshire, Jill Carlson, Heather Hegi, Stephanie Zvan, and me has worked incredibly hard, and I am confident that attendees will be superbly happy with the product we have to offer. The main speakers and their topics have been carefully selected after thorough discussion, and the eight morning workshops described below cover ideas of particular interest to atheists, presented in an intimate, engaging environment. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend two of these forty-minute sessions.

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R.T. Rybak Proclaims Day of Celebrating Reason

By George Kane
 
rybakBill Weir, a board member of the newly formed Minnesota chapter of the Secular Coalition for America, read the following mayoral proclamation while introducing David Niose at the First Unitarian Society on June 9. Mr. Niose is President of the national Secular Coalition for America.
 
Proclamation
Whereas. the City of Minneapolis has fostered the highest quality of life, including reasonable thought and behavior, through cooperative efforts by the public and private sectors; and
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Annie Laurie Gaylor to Speak at American-MN Atheists Conference

gaylorAmerican Atheists - Minnesota Atheists Regional Conference
Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Ramada Plaza, 1330 Industrial Blvd. NE, Minneapolis, MN
For more information and online registration: MinnesotaAtheists.org/conference
 
Annie Laurie Gaylor will be the featured speaker at the upcoming American Atheists/Minnesota Atheists regional conference in Minneapolis. Ms. Gaylor is the co-founder and co-president of the Freedom from Religion Foundation and a well-known activist.
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