September 29, 2015

Starting Friday October 2, 2015, a two-day Carolinas Secular Conference will be held at the Sea Mist Oceanfront Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC. Non-theists will gather to advocate for progressive values, support the development and advancement of humanist thought, support the separation of government and religion, encourage rational thought and scientific inquiry, and provide a safe environment where humanists, other non-theists and those who are open to the values of humanism can work together to move society forward with a firm reliance on reason and humanity.

Some of the featured speakers for the event are
-Stephan Goodwin—social justice advocate and former Vice-President of Freethought WSU.
-Dr. Abby Hafer—Professor of Anatomy and Physiology at Curry College. -Jennifer Taylor—Organizer for Black Atheists of Philadelphia (www.meetup.com/Black-Atheists-of-Philadelphia).
-Callie Wright—activist, speaker and host of The Gaytheist podcast.
-Rebecca Hale—President of the American Humanist Association.
-Dr. Herb Silverman—Founder and president of the Secular Coalition for America.
-Mandisa Thomas—Coordinator for Atlanta Coalition of Reason (www.atlcor.com) and founder and president of Black Nonbelievers (www.blacknonbelievers.wordpress.com).

Details regarding all speakers can be found at: http://www.carolinassecularassociation.org/category/2015-speakers/.

Sea Mist Ocean Front Resort, 1200 S. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.

Friday, October 2, from 7 p.m, through Sunday, October 4 at 6 p.m.

The conference is about realizing that our society, the world and our universe is a bigger, brighter and a more amazing place than ever imagined when viewed through the lens of humanism and non-theism. The conference provides an opportunity for non-believers to stand together and gives us a public voice, allowing us to reach out and connect with even more people who share our philosophy, and helps us continue the journey of building a strong and vibrant humanist community. When we discover that we’re not alone, we are encouraged to enthusiastically live lives in a way that reflects our values. What makes life for humanists, atheists and other non-believers so exciting is the infinite discoveries, unbounded by supernatural beliefs, that await to be revealed through reason, logic and open-minded curiosity.

More information about the conference can be found at www.carolinassecularassociation.org/2015-conference/.


The Carolinas Secular Conference at www.carolinassecularassociation.org/2015-conference/ is organized to provide a ground for learning and sharing, bringing in speakers to inform and train, as well as awarding grass roots achievement by individuals across North and South Carolina. Attendees will join in a live network of planning to meet the challenges of the next year and the coming decade.

The United Coalition of Reason at www.unitedcor.org is a non-profit organization that helps local non-theistic groups work together to achieve higher visibility, increase membership, and have a greater impact in their local areas.


For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Lovejoy
Media Representative
The Carolinas Secular Conference
(828) 329-5190

UnitedCoR’s Executive Director
Executive Director
United Coalition of Reason (based in Washington, DC)
(202) 744-1553
[email protected]