The partnership aims to maximize the strengths of both organizations-drawing on the Secular Coalition's strong nonprofit and strategic planning experience and the Dawkins Foundation's strong web and social media savvy, scientific expertise, and broad outreach.
"It is because the missions of our respective organizations dovetail so naturally that we are particularly pleased about this partnership," said Richard Dawkins. "The Secular Coalition is among the most effective organizations for long-term change in the United States precisely because it is focused on protecting and promoting science and evidence-based legislation-including in public school science class rooms, among other areas."
Secular Coalition Executive Director, Edwina Rogers said, "We are thrilled at the prospect of working so closely with the Dawkins Foundation-it's a natural fit for both organizations." The mission of the Dawkins Foundation is to "support scientific education, critical thinking and evidence-based understanding," which, Rogers explained, blends well with the Secular Coalition's mission to promote a religiously neutral government that bases legislation on reason, science and evidence.