Thursday, July 5, 2012

An invitation to learn about
Disturbing Trends in the Separation of Church & State
- How They Affect You and Your Children -
A Presentation by John Suarez, MD,
Followed by an an interactive discussion with Rabbi Jeffery Marx
Thursday, July 26, 2012, 7:30 pm
The Santa Monica Synagogue
1448 18th Street @ Broadway
Despite the resounding success and replication of the separation of church and state in modern democracies around the world since the concept was first adopted in the American Constitution over 200 years ago, we have seen unprecedented and escalating assaults to the concept here at home over the past two decades:
  • Governmental institutions are increasingly ignoring, even denouncing, the principle of Church-State Separation;
  • Favored religious groups are regularly granted special privileges and shielded by law from accountability;
  • Powerful and well-funded organizations are actively seeking to use the power of government to promote their ideologies – even in our public schools!
Many of the assaults are happening behind-the-scenes in private legislative conferences and in back-room 'deals' that the public never knows or hears about.
Dr. John Suarez, chair of Americans United for Separation of Church and State’s Education Committee, will review current hot-button issues and explore possible explanations behind these current threats. The presentation will be an interactive discussion with the audience, moderated by Rabbi Jeffery Marx. Come hear about and discuss the latest campaigns directed at perforating and bringing down the vaunted Wall of Church-State Separation from a variety of anti-democratic forces in this country to create a very different world for our children than that which we inherited from our forefathers.
Thursday, July 26, 7:30pm at the Santa Monica Synagogue, 1448 18th Street @ Broadway.
Co-sponsored by Americans United and The Santa Monica Synagogue,