Upcoming Events and Appearances

May 2 -- St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Staff Attorney Patrick Elliot will debate Friar Daniel Griffith on the topic of whether religous organizations should retain tax-exempt status under federal law. The debate will take place on May 2, 2017 at Church of the Holy Family, located on 5900 W Lake St., St. Louis Park, MN 55416. It will begin at 6 p.m. with food and drink, with the debate starting at 6:45 p.m. The event is organized by the Argument Club for Women, a civil and public forum for Christian apologetics on issues important for women.  Only women may attend.  The cost is $10 + an online processing fee at goo.gl/29fXrf , or $12 at the door.

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June 3, 2017 -- Houston, Texas

Dan Barker will debate Sonny Hernandez on the topic "Does God Exist?" at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church (1311 Holman St) in Houston, Texas, on Saturday, June 3 at 7:00 PM.

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July 22-23 -- London, England

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Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor will speak at International Conference on Freedom of Conscience and Expression in the 21st Century in London, England, the weekend of July 22 - 23. Buy tickets here.

"Speakers from countries or the Diaspora as diverse as Algeria, Bangladesh, Canada, Egypt, France, India, Iran, Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan, Ireland, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Poland, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, Tunisia, UK, Ukraine, US and Yemen will gather in London to discuss and debate censorship and blasphemy laws, freedom of and from religion, apostasy,  the limits of religion’s role in society, LGBT and women's rights, secular values and more."

July 28-30 -- St. Louis, Missouri

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FFRF Managing Staff Attorney Rebecca Markert and FFRF Staff Attorney Elizabeth Cavell will be speaking about current church & state separation issues at the Gateway to Reason convention on Sunday, July 30th at 10 AM. The multi-day conference will take place at the Holiday Inn St Louis SW - Route 66, located at 10709 Watson Rd, St. Louis, MO 63127. More information about the conference, including speakers, events, and tickets can be found at: http://www.gatewaytoreason.com/home.html.

October 13 -- Charlotte, North Carolina

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Dan Barker will debate Richard Howe at Calvary Church in Charlotte (5801 Pineville–Matthews Road Charlotte, NC) as part of the National Conference on Christian Apologetics sponsored by Southern Evangelical Seminary on the evening of Saturday, October 13. Registration is required, but skeptics get in for half price. (More details later)

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March 3 - 7 -- Bahamas

Freethought Cruise

Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker will be featured speakers during the 4-night "Freethought Cruise" to the Bahamas, March 3 - 7, 2018. The not-for-profit cruise, organized by the Central Florida Freethought Community (a chapter of FFRF), will embark from Port Canaveral, Florida, on Saturday, March 3. Register here.

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