1. Sean Faircloth at the Wheeler Centre March 2013

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    In March and April 2013, the RSA brought Sean Faircloth to Australia for a tour to promote the value of secularism. We arranged events at the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne University and the University of WA. And then sent him 'over the ditch' to New Zealand, where he appeared in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

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    • Relgious Fundamentalism and the Abuse of Children (panel discussion)

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      Panel: Richard Dawkins (moderator), Sean Faircloth, Janet Heimlich, Katherine Stewart, Liz Heywood A symposium of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science, US Richard Dawkins Biography: Richard Dawkins is founder of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, vice president of the British Humanist Association and is well known for his criticism of creationism and intelligent design. His 2006 book The God Delusion has sold more than two million copies and had been translated into over 30 languages. Dawkins was the American Humanist Association’s 1996 Humanist of the Year. Sean Faircloth Biography: Biography: Sean Faircloth served five terms in the Maine legislature, successfully spearheading over thirty laws. He conceived the Secular Decade plan, a specific strategic vision for resecularizing American government, earning a reputation for innovative ideas and political strategy, writing about his Ten Point Vision of a Secular America in his book Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All and What to Do About It. Faircloth is Director of Strategy and Policy for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Science and Reason. Janet Heimlich Biography: Ms. Heimlich is the author of Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment, the first book to take an in-depth look at religiously motivated child abuse and neglect in the United States. As a freelance reporter for National Public Radio, Ms. Heimlich won nine journalism awards. She also writes non-fiction, investigative articles. In addition to her writing, Ms. Heimlich heads the Child-Friendly Faith Project, a nonprofit organization that educates the public about the impact that belief and faith practices have on children in America. Katherine Stewart Biography: Katherine Stewart is the author of The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children. She started her career in journalism working for investigative reporter Wayne Barrett at The Village Voice and freelanced for Newsweek International, Rolling Stone, Marie Claire and others. She cowrote the book about the musical Rent and, after moving to Santa Barbara in 2005, published two novels about 21st century parenting. Most recently she has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, the Daily Beast, Bloomberg View, and Religion Dispatches. She lives with her family in New York City. Liz Heywood Biography: Liz Heywood contracted a life-threatening bone disease when she was thirteen years old. Her parents chose prayer instead of medical care, a right protected by Massachusetts law. Liz survived, but the infection destroyed her knee. Though she learned to limp on her deformed leg, Liz struggled with chronic depression, panic attacks, and suicidal thoughts until she left the Christian Science Church at age thirty-two. Her leg was surgically uncorrectable and eventually amputated. Today Liz speaks out for children who suffer from religious abuse. Her statement was read at the Secular Coalition of America’s 2010 meeting at the White House.

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      • Secular Australia: A 10 Point Plan

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        Sean Faircloth is the new Richard Dawkins Foundation Director of Strategy and Policy. Inspired by the release of his new book "Attack of the Theocrats" — in which he outlines his 10 Point Plan for a Secular America — Russell Blackford, Meredith Doig and Graham Oppy, three of Australia’s finest and most rigorous public intellectuals, came together at Embiggen Books on Thursday 12th April 2012 to discuss how ideas of secularism have evolved over the last few decades and how and why the time has come to strengthen the policies and strategies which hold our multicultural societies together. What indeed could/should be Australia’s 10 Point Plan be for a truly secular nation?

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        • A Secular Society Worth Saving: The Role of Religion and Secularism in Public Policy featuring Richard Dawkins, Sean Faircloth a

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          The Secular Coalition for Arizona presents: A Secular Society Worth Saving: The Role of Religion and Secularism in Public Policy Featuring Richard Dawkins, Sean Faircloth and Elisabeth Cornwell February 6, 2012 Mesa Arts Center Mesa, AZ

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          • Sean Faircloth's talk at the evening event at NDOR

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            • Sean Faircloth's speech at NDOR

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              • Center for Inquiry of Southern Arizona March 12 Panel Discussion

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                "Fostering a Secular Society" Hosted by Center for Inquiry of Southern Arizona March 12, 2011 Panel Discussion (stage left to stage right): John Lynn, Arizona Coalition of Reason Ron Lindsey, Center for Inquiry Eddie Tabash, Constitutional Lawyer John Shook, Center for Inquiry Sean Faircloth, Secular Coalition for America Matt Schoenley, Secular Coalition for Arizona

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                • Sean Faircloth, Prescott Freethinkers & Secular Student Alliance of Prescott College event

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                  A co-event sponsored by: Prescott Freethinkers & Secular Student Alliance of Prescott College March 9, 2011 Prescott, Arizona Sean Faircloth Executive Director, Secular Coalition for America

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                  • Sean Faircloth, Executive Director, Secular Coalition for America: Secular Coalition for Arizona "Kick Off" Event

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                    Secular Coalition for Arizona "Kick Off" event Oct 12, 2010 Featuring: Sean Faircloth, Executive Director, Secular Coalition for America

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                    • Full Video: Secular Coalition for Arizona: Kick Off Event, Oct 12, 2010

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                      Secular Coalition for Arizona "Kick Off" event Oct 12, 2010 Featuring: Matt Schoenley, Chair & Executive Director, Secular Coalition for Arizona, Kyrsten Sinema, Arizona State Representative (now state Senator), Sean Faircloth, Executive Director, Secular Coalition for America

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