Category Archives: advocacy

Humanists Help Lead Charge to Preserve Wilmington’s Live Oaks

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The Ogden Preservation Group, with inspired participation from Mike and Susanne Werner, led the effort to save Wilmington’s magnificent live oaks from clear cutting.

Initiatives like those of the Odgen Preservation Group, are brilliantly in alignment with the Bylaws of the Humanists & Freethinkers of Cape Fear, in which the effort to “promote the welfare of humanity and the biosphere of which we are part,” is an important part of the stated purpose.

Enjoy the following video, produced by the City of Wilmington, and featuring Mike Werner.

Support HFCF with the 2016 Attractions Dining & Value Guide!

Great news! Humanists & Freethinkers of Cape Fear is now selling the 2016 Attractions Dining and Value Guide as a fundraiser for HFCF’s local community social action projects.

Make a virtual “date” to buy your copy from HFCF this year!

If you are one of the few who have never used the Attractions book, this is a value you don’t want to miss. The book pays for itself with just two visits to local restaurants — not to mention the coupons in the back for Michael’s, Stein Mart, Shoe Carnival, Old Navy, Party City, Carolina Beach Animal Hospital, Ace Hardware, Omega Sports, Midas Oil Changes and Learning Express Toys, to name a few. The coupons are good starting right now all the way through 2016.

0a0a2f9abfdcdaed71c20cde594ffb28For the $25 cost of the Attractions book you can save hundreds of dollars on goods and services! And they make great gifts for friends and relatives.

You can buy the Attractions book at any HFCF meeting or event through Oct. 31 with check or cash, or you can order online by clicking the link below and then picking up your book at the Sept. 13 or Oct. 11 monthly meetings.

The HFCF goal is to sell 50 books, which gives us a profit of $500! Ask any Board member how you can help meet this goal or send us an email at hfcf@capefearhumanists.org.

Order your Attractions book online to support HFCF

United Nations “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights”

The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a powerful document for freedom of religion, free thought and freedom from religion, including religious oppression of the non-religious.

To whit:

Article 18.

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

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North Carolina Voucher System Allows School Discrimination

The Secular Coalition of North Carolina has succeeded in getting its opinion piece on the Opportunity Scholarship Program (school vouchers) printed in the Raleigh News and Observer, just prior to a Feb. 17 hearing by the NC Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court will be hearing appeals to Superior Court Judge Hobgood’s August 2014 decision to overturn the newly passed law on grounds that it is an unconstitutional shift of state money away from public schools.

Read Matthew Lindauer’s opinion piece from the Raleigh News & Observer HERE.

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State Ban on Atheists Under Fire

With a NY Times article published three days ago covering the 7 state effort to remove state constitution bans on atheists holding office – even being notary publics – this is the time to take action.

secular coalition logoWhat can you do? Write or call your NC representatives asking them to work with us in an effort to repeal the state constitution provision prohibiting anyone who does not profess a belief in God from running for public office. You can go to Secular Coalition for North Carolina and get the contact info for your representatives or sign on to a prewritten letter and request that it be sent on your behalf. It couldn’t be easier.

Secular Coalition for North Carolina (us) is shown as the most active state chapter of the ACA right now. Let’s raise our profile even more with a huge Cape Fear response to this important Action Alert!