- WASH Banquet on May 25
May 11, 2013
The WASH 2013 Annual Banquet will be in Lynchburg, VA on May 25. Come join us! You don’t need to be a WASH member to attend. Details and Registration HERE.
- SCA Advocacy Day
April 30, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM The Secular Coalition for America (SCA) is hosting an Advocacy Day on Thursday, June 13. The SCA will provide basic training in advocacy and lobbying at their offices and organize visits with Congressional staff members. Take advantage of this opportunity to present our humanist concerns to our lawmakers! [...]
- Ingersoll Oratory Contest
April 25, 2013
WASH is again cosponsoring the Ingersoll Oratory Contest to be held in Washington, DC on June 30, 2013. Robert Ingersoll, the great 19th century secularist and orator is commemorated. Come here contestants deliver their best renditions of excerpts from Ingersoll’s speeches and writings. Visit the contest webpage for detail.
- WASH Welcomes a New Chapter
April 25, 2013
WASH is delighted to announce a new chapter! The Southern Maryland Secular Humanists (SoMDSH) based in St. Mary’s County, Maryland is now part of WASH. Their website is under construction and will be here. For now, you can visit their Meetup page.
- WASH Annual Banquet, May 25 in Lynchburg
March 31, 2013
WASH Will hold its annual Banquet in Lynchburg, Virginia on Saturday, May 25, 2013 in the banquet hall at historic Randolph College. The speaker will be psychiatrist and author Dr. Anderson Thomson, Jr. Dr. Thomson is well-known in the secular community as the author of the book, Why We Believe in God(s): A Concise Guide [...]
Are You A Secular Humanist?
- Do you think dogmas and ideologies should be tested rather than accepted on faith?
- Do you value freedom of thought, expression and conscience?
- Are you skeptical of the existence of a supernatural realm?
- Do you find religion unfulfilling?
- Do you value religious tolerance and support the separation of church and state?
- Do you embrace the principles of democratic government and universal human rights?
- Do you have a concern for this life and a commitment to making it meaningful through increased understanding and compassion?
- Do you think that morality can exist independent of divine authority?
- Do you believe that critical thought and the scientific method provide the most reliable means of acquiring knowledge?
The Reason Rally
WASH was one of the organizations sponsoring the Reason Rally which was held on the National Mall in Washington, DC on March 24, 2012. The Reason Rally brought together members of the non-religious community who wanted to show the country that we are an important part of America and others who support reason in public life. We thank all of those who joined us to defend the separation of church and state and advocate modern science and rational thought over dogmas and outdated superstitions! WASH coordinated the volunteer effort. We thank all of those who came out in the rain and volunteered their time to make this historic event such a wonderful success.