Past Events

June 19th, 2021 Dannie Ceseña Health Care Collaborations for LGBTQ

May 15th, 2021 America and the Holocaust: Deceit and Indifference Part of Our On-Going “Flicks for Thought” Series

April 17th, 2021 Rachel Laser AU President and CEO Americans United: The Center of the Fight for Religious Liberty for All

March 20th, 2021 Susan Johnston and Steph Campbell How to Access the “End of Life Option Act” … and Richard’s Story

February 20th, 2021 Eddie Tabash, Legal Committee Chair, AU Supreme Court Religious Right Majority: Can We Salvage Church/State Separation?

January 16th, 2021 White Noise Documentary Part of Our On-Going “Flicks for Thought” Series

November 21st, 2020 Hans Johnson What The Election Means for the LGBTQ Community

October 17th, 2020 62 Days Documentary Part of Our On-Going “Flicks for Thought” Series

September 19th, 2020 Dr. Rebecca Sager A Pre-Election Look at the Intersection of Religion and Politics

August 15th, 2020 Rev. Dr. Neal Jones Religious Liberty: A Sword or a Shield?

July 15th, 2020 Tahil Sharma Interfaith Literacy and Social Justice

June 20th, 2020 Katherine Stewart The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism

June 1st, 2020 Sabrina Dent and Sarah Gillooly Ways the Faith Community Supports the Separation of Religion and State

February 15th, 2020 Rima Nashashibi The Abuses of Human Trafficking and Child Marriage

January 1st, 2020
Steph Campbell Annual Meeting & 15th Birthday. Come Help Us Steer Towards The Future.
November 16th, 2019 Monica Miller The New Roberts Supreme Court: A Secular Perspective

October 19th, 2019
Fayaz Nawabi
The Muslim Ban and Protecting Civil Liberties in the American Muslim Community
September 21st, 2019 Sarah Halverson-Cano
The Importance of Church/State Separation to Religion
August 17th, 2019
Flicks for Thought
For the Bible Tells Me So
July 20th, 2019 Rob Boston
Advocacy Training
June 15th, 2019
Flicks for Thought
Documenting Hate - An Orange County Connection
May 18th, 2019 Rhett Kuseski
From Atheism to Seminary and Back Again
April 20th, 2019
Flicks for Thought
Trapped: What Remains of a Woman’s Right to Choose?
March 16th, 2019 Justin Massey
Creating Dialogue Within Evangelical Spaces
February 16th, 2019
Eddie Tabash
The Supreme Court Has Finally Fallen to the Religious Right
January 19th, 2019 Flicks for Thought
Coming Out Under Fire
November 17th, 2018
Annual Meeting
Election of Officers and Planning for 2019
October 20th, 2018 Lubna Yaseen
An Atheist’s Escape to Freedom
September 15th, 2018
Laura Kanter
California Healthy Youth Act
August 18th, 2018 Rev. Nancy Brink
Progressive Christianity
June 16th, 2018
Phil Zuckerman
Secular Life
May 19th, 2018 Kathleen Treseder
Climate Change and the Separation of Church and State
April 21st, 2018
David Kaloyanides
Chino School Board Lawsuit
March 17th, 2018 Dannie Cesena
Transgender Rights and the Law
February 18th, 2018
Rabbi Peter Levi
Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
January 20th, 2018 Flicks for Thought
Roger Williams: Freedom's Forgotten Hero
November 18th, 2017
Annual Meeting
Election of Officers and Planning for 2018
September 16th, 2017 Glenn Branch
Teaching Climate Change in Schools and the Connection to Church-State Separation
August 19th, 2017
Becky Gomez
Church-State Separation in OC Schools
July 15th, 2017 Judge Jim Gray
The Brilliance of Our Founders
June 17th, 2017
Hussam Ayloush
Fighting Islamophobia in 2017
May 20th, 2017 Eugenie Scott
Science & Separation of Church and State
April 15th, 2017
James Allen
In God We Trust; National Anthem
March 18th, 2017 Film from the "Flicks for Thought" series
February 18th, 2017
Michele Goodwin
Conscience Clauses
January 21st, 2017 Susan Johnston
End of Life Option
November 19th, 2016
Annual Meeting
Election of officers and planning for 2017/pot luck
October 15th, 2016 Bill Mefford, AU National Faith Outreach Project Fair Play

September 17th, 2016 Flicks for Thought “To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine.”

August 20th, 2016
 Dean Erwin Chemerinsky
 The Supreme Court and the Future of the Separation of Church & State

July 16th, 2016 Doug Wright
On Being a Humanist in the U.S. Navy

June 18th, 2016 Lynn Riddle
Hoaged: When Religious Hospitals Take Over

May 21st, 2016 Bonnie Castrey
Religion Issues in Our School Boards

April 16th, 2016 Film from the "Flicks for Thought" series No Dinosaurs in Heaven

March 19th, 2016
Farrah Khan
Understanding how Islam Relates to the Separation of Church and State

February 20th, 2016 Film from the "Flicks for Thought" series Limited Partnership 

January 16th, 2016 Phil Zuckerman Living the Secular Life
November 21st, 2015 Annual Planning Meeting Who’s Steering This Thing? Where Are We Going?

October 17th, 2015 David Codell Religious Court Mandated Rehab
September 19th, 2015  Steven Baines Protect Thy Neighbor
August 15th, 2015 Katherine Stewart An Update On The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children
July 18th, 2015 Dr. Sidney Golub, Director Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, UCI Stem Cell Policy Update

June 20th, 2015 Eddie Tabash, AU Nat’l Legal Committee Chair The Religious Right: Stronger Than Ever
May 16th, 2015 Unborn in the USA: Inside the War on Abortion Part of Our On-Going “Flicks for Thought” Series

April 18th, 2015 Hans Johnson Why Alabama Matters: Supremacists, Selma and Same Sex Marriage

March 21st, 2015 Dr. Ayala Darwin's Greatest Discovery: Design Without Designer

February 21st, 2015   Compassion & Choices:  SB-128  Joe Barnes presents legislation for the "End of Life Options Act" law, which is opposed by some religious groups.

January 17th, 2015 Film: God Loves Uganda
This documentary is a powerful exploration of the evangelical campaign to change African culture with values imported from America’s Christian Right.
December 13th, 2014
Annual Planning Meeting for 2015 and Potluck

Nov-08-2014 Jere Lipps Science, Politics, and Religion: Do They Care about Climate Risk?

Oct-11-2014 Video of Barry Lynn and Ayesha Khan SCOTUS: Greece v. Galloway & Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores

Sep-13-2014 Glenn Branch National Center for Science Education  Update on Intelligent Design in the Schools After Kitzmiller – Now What?

Aug-9-2014 Rob Boston, AU Communications Director “Taking Liberties:  Why Religious Freedom Doesn’t Give You the Right to Tell Other People What to Do”


Film, For The Bible Tells Me So

A thesis of the film is that much of Christianity's homophobia represents a misreading of scripture, a denial of science, and an embrace of quack psychology.


Rev. Sarah Halverson

Why church/state separation is important to support religion


John Suarez, AU Trustee


May 4th, 2014

Barry Lynn

Rev. Barry Lynn, Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, will be the guest pastor at Irvine United Congregational Church. Services are at 9 & 11 am.

April 12th, 2014

Film: Constantine’s Sword

The film uncovers the roots of war and charges that there is an ongoing evangelical infiltration of the U.S. military.

March 8th, 2014 Eddie Tabash The On-going Threat of the Religious Right

February 8th, 2014
Kate Jeffrey with Planned Parenthood
California Reproduction Health Laws/Project Hoag
January 11th, 2014
Flicks for Thought - "The Revisionaries"

December 8th, 2013
Annual Meeting

November 10th, 2013
Panel Discussion: How Should Progressive Religious Leaders Participate in the Public Dialogue?
October 13th, 2013
Dr. David DiLeo

September 8th, 2013
Laura Faye Tenenbaum
August 11th, 2013
Andreas Meyer and Harvey Liss

July 14th, 2013
Dr. Gordon Babst and Dr. John Compton