An El Paso, Texas-based, non-profit, non-denominational organization formed to educate the public
about the dangers of faith-based legislation and the consequences of breaching the line
between church and state, and to serve as a contact for those who seek information
and expertise regarding separation issues.

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Join us for our next Evening of Civil Discourse on May 1!
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate. See below for details.


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a stronger
voice!
 

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See map below for location of EPCC Administrative Services Center
The piece below is from
El Diario El Paso - 11/19/2014

with thanks to the author

To find the original article, click here: diario.mx/El_Paso/2014-11-18_93f09f70/unansenos-por-la-justicia-

Join Us For Justice
By Cesar Rivera 
[Cesar Rivera is a member of the executive committee of Join Us For Justice. He has B.A. and M.A. degrees in Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies from UTEP and a law degree from UCLA. Apart from teaching philosophy at NMSU and EPCC, he has collaborated with Paso Del Norte Civil Rights Project.]


[Translated from the original Spanish]


"Respect for the rights of others is what constitutes peace."  -  Benito Juarez

Many residents of the US-Mexico borderland enjoy freedom of religion and conscience thanks to a dual heritage of struggle for a secular government.


In contrast to other countries, both Mexico and the U.S. have adopted a secular state model to guarantee that no one is subjected to persecution, exclusion, or repression due to their religious positions. That is, there is no official religion in either one of these countries, but separation of church and state.  On both sides of the border, people are free to adopt or not to adopt a religion to their private heart’s content, and no one may legally use the machinery of the state to impose their religious beliefs on others.


Click here to read the rest of the article.

                                 
 

Coming May 1st
An Evening of Civil Discourse
co-sponsored by the

El Paso Community College
with support from the
Anderson-Rogers Foundation, Inc.


Freedom OF Religion
vs
Freedom FROM Religion
the relevance of Church/State Separation
featuring

Rev. Sid Hall senior minister
Trinity United Methodist Church
Austin, Texas

6:30 pm, Friday May 1, 2015
El Paso Community College
Administrative Services Center
9050 Viscount 79925 (See map at left.)
This is the opportunity to hear what religious leaders think about the recent efforts by several states to
legislate religious doctrine.


Panel discussion moderated by Robert Moore
editor of the El Paso Times


Panelists to include Rev. Sid Hall
Dr. Ann Horak, Director of Religious Studies, UTEP
Alexander Bonnet, El Paso Atheists
Father Enrique Lopez-Escalera, Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces
Leon Blevins,
EPCC Professor of Government
and Political Science

Audience questions are welcome.
This event is open to the public and there is no charge.
Join Us! Let us know that you'll be there. Click here to RSVP.
Information: 915 525-8545

First-ever secular invocation marks opening of El Paso City Council meeting Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
Text of invocation
  “ Government must do its best to represent all Americans – Christian, Jewish, Muslim,Hindu, Buddhist, atheist and others. 
El Paso officials are
to be commended for acknowledging this spirit of inclusion by welcoming a secular invocation.
 Other communit
ies would be wise to follow this example. ”

Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United
"It begins with intolerance,
it moves into hate
 and it ends up in violence
and that is something that we all have to stop " 
~ John Cook, Former Mayor of El Paso

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