We currently face very powerful and excessively well funded organizations that have another vision of America, a theocratic America that prefers the laws of a 2,000 year old document to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
I am a guest in your land but, coming from a country that lacks a written constitution, I envy you yours as the first and noblest secular constitution in the world, and I would like to play my part in helping to preserve its ideals. Through the charitable foundation that I set up in America, the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science.
RDFRS US needs your help to do all we can to promote and protect the secular values that we all hold dear.
As I tour the US with our Director of Strategy and Policy, Sean Faircloth, and our Executive Director Dr R Elisabeth Cornwell, we will unveil some exciting new directions for the RDFRS, US. These new projects will be vitally important to Innovating for a Secular World -- the new tagline of our foundation.
The RDFRS US websites reaches a broad audience around the world, and we receive about a million hits a month at www.richarddawkins.net. We intend to capitalize on this resource. You will continue to receive the interesting articles and speeches you’ve come to expect, but, in addition, we will become much more activist.
You can help with our growing Clergy Project:
You can help us reframe secular policy issues to our advantage by marketing and “meme-ing” the Ten Point Vision of a Secular America:
You can get directly involved in a myriad of new activist projects described in speech by Sean Faircloth here: http://richarddawkins.net/projects/reframing
This activism includes organizing statewide grassroots secular groups that focus on public policy:http://richarddawkins.net/projects/advocacy
Or maybe you’d like to help organize and support secular parents: http://richarddawkins.net/projects/parents
Or maybe you come from, and want to help lead, an under-served atheist community such as African-Americans, Latinos, ex-Muslims, or ex-Mormons: http://richarddawkins.net/projects/diverse-leadership
Or maybe you have the connections, skills, or funds to help create our planned documentary exposing the religio-industrial complex: http://richarddawkins.net/projects/religio-industrial
These projects are all “Innovating for a Secular World.” I will continue to speak in America and around the world as will my colleagues at the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science US. (learn more here: http://richarddawkins.net/projects/top-speakers), but our speaking tours, and all these projects, will also serve the larger purpose of Innovating for a Secular World. These projects require significant investment. I hope you will make an investment here: http://rdfrs.com/donations/new
I am asking you to help us raise funds to take us into 2013 and implement the many projects noted above. We cannot do it without both your financial support and your activism. With your commitment, together we will be Innovating for a Secular World.
Private receptions with an opportunity to meet Richard DawkinsOct 4 - Honolulu Hawaii