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Meditation 47
The March on Washington

by: JT

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A Godless Americans March on Washington is being organized by American Atheists. The event is planned for 2 November, 2002. If you want more information, visit the March on Washington website.

UCTAA, as an international organization, does not take an official position on this event. It is designed as a purely American affair[1]. But we do encourage our members and clergy in the U.S.A. to consider participating, and our various State organizations to offer their support. Issues relating to separation of Church and State are as important to Agnostics as they are to others who don't possess beliefs in any particular deity.


Addendum

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in late June that reference to god in the US Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional. Immediately, US politicians united to denounce this finding, including a 99-0 vote in the Senate. This illustrates how little respect these elected officials have towards non-believers. This March on Washington is an opportunity to show the political strength of the non-religious community. Do not pass it up.

Addendum 2

For an news item on the march, visit the online Weekly Standard

Footnote:

    1. Just as well! I am English by birth and Canadian by Citizenship - and last time the Canadians and British marched on Washington, we burned down the White House. I would not suggest repetition of that event.