Signed by the entire line-up of the 2012 Global Atheist Convention, these A2 sized posters are now available to bid for on eBay, with all proceeds going to three very worthy causes. Please bid generously for your chance to own an amazing piece of atheist memorabilia.
About the causes:
To date, nearly half a billion taxpayers’ dollars have been committed to fund the National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP). This program puts largely unqualified, religious practitioners into our secular public schools at a time when the ratio of students to qualified counsellors is pitifully low. The Australian Psychology Society says there is ‘clear evidence that school chaplains are engaging in duties for which they are not qualified’ and that this amounts to ‘dangerous professional behaviour’. In 2009, frustrated parent Mr Ron Williams sought advice regarding a possible High Court challenge to the constitutional legality of the Commonwealth providing treasury funds to the National School Chaplaincy Programme. In February 2010, Horowitz & Bilinsky accepted the case. A trust account has been established to assist with the costs and disbursements associated with the High Court proceedings.
Kasese Humanist Primary School is a secular school offering Nursery and Primary education to young people aged between 4 and 13 in the communities around Kasese Municipality in Uganda. The school is the first of its kind in the district and in Uganda for its set up on humanist values and ethics offering basic subjects as stipulated by the Uganda Primary school Curriculum and in addition subjects like Humanist studies. In all subjects taught at school, much emphasis is put on application of scientific & humanist principles in an effort to realise a potential all round pupil ready to be innovative, creative & skilled to do certain things at an early age.
The Atheist Foundation of Australia is the largest, most active secular organisation in Australia, and is run entirely by unpaid volunteers. It has organised 2 highly successful Global Atheist Conventions in 2010 and 2012, and ran the ‘Mark No Religion’ campaign during the 2011 Australian Census.