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The Naked Public Square: A Radical View on Church and State (Grand Rapids)

July 22, 2015
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

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Organized by:
Jennifer Beahan
Phone: 616-698-2342 x801
Email: jbeahan@centerforinquiry.org


Think way, way beyond what current law allows. What kind of long-term future should American secularists strive for? A future defined by faith-based initiatives, or a naked public square? One where religious expression resounds through public institutions and public spaces, or where thoughtful people confine such things to the private realm?

Tom Flynn offers a personal argument why secularists should dream big and strive for a tomorrow where public spaces truly are “religion-free zones” — and why America’s future may depend on realizing such a social arrangement, sooner rather than later. Agree or disagree, you won’t want to miss this engaging and provocative presentation.

Meetings are open to the Public

After the meeting, join us at Vitale’s Restaurant, 834 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI to socialize. View Map

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About Tom Flynn

Editor, Free Inquiry Magazine, Center For Inquiry

Tom Flynn is Editor of Free Inquiry magazine, executive director of the Council for Secular Humanism, director of the Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum, and co-founder of the Freethought Trail. His books include The Trouble with Christmas, the blasphemous sci-fi novels Galactic Rapture and Nothing Sacred, and (as editor) The New Encyclopedia of Unbelief. Recently he was named a founding board member of the New York Cultural Heritage Tourism Network. Tom has been listed in Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in Entertainment, and Who’s Who in Hell.