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The Role of Religion in Public Life: An Inter-community Dialogue

On August 22, 2020, American Atheists affiliate Atheists of Silicon Valley in association with The Humanist Community hosted a discussion panel on the issue of "The Role of Religion in Public Life".

The keynote speech was given by Dr. Michael Newdow, who won a decision in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals declaring the "under god" Pledge of Allegience unconsitutional in public schools.

Panelists were:

  • Asha Praver, Ananda Sangha
  • Mark Porter, Valley Bible Church, Pleasanton
  • Bruce Hahne, 1st Presbeterian Church, Palo Alto
  • Dave Kong, American Atheists
  • Dr. Michael Newdow

ASV's Chris Lindstrom moderated the panel discussion. Click here to see photos from the event.

Local TV station NBC3 reported on the event in their 11:00pm newscast.


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