Welcome to FFRF-VSUN!
Rooted in the heart of Arizona, the Valley of the Sun Chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation provides local activities to promote, support, and inform the public about non-theism. FFRF-VS defends, at the local level, the constitutional principle of separation of church and state.
Subscribe to our newsletter and learn more about our initiatives, events, and the importance of maintaining a clear boundary between religious institutions and governmental affairs.
Explore our Calendar for upcoming in-person and virtual events with FFRF-VS and our secular community partners throughout Arizona. Join us on our Meetup page, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter!
Your support makes a difference. Please consider making a donation to the Valley of the Sun chapter to fuel our efforts in promoting secularism and defending the wall of separation. Your contribution enables us to organize events, engage with the community, and further our advocacy.
If you share in the mission of FFRF-VS, we encourage you to become a member of the national organization, Freedom From Religion Foundation. Please visit their website to select a membership level that resonates with you.
Critical Thinking Virtual Social!
Freedom From Religion Foundation Valley of the Sun Chapter has started our monthly online social discussion series where we celebrate and reward the quest for truth and the pursuit of critical thinking!
Our Next Virtual Discussion: Tuesday, Oct 10th at 6:30PM
The fallacy under discussion will be:
Join us 2nd Tuesdays of every month in exposing logical fallacies, debunking flawed arguments, and promoting rational discourse.
Each month, we explore how a specific logical fallacy is used to manipulate opinions and shape public discourse. By examining real-life examples from politics, religion, media, and everyday conversations, we become better equipped to navigate discussions, debates, and decision-making processes.
Whether you’re a seasoned skeptic or new to logical fallacies, our casual discussion group is open to all levels of familiarity with the topic. This is a collaborative and inclusive environment where everyone is encouraged to share their insights, examples, and perspectives on the month’s fallacy.
Show Up & Speak Out!
Ensuring that public education remains secular and free from religious influence is an ongoing concern as Christian nationalists continue to swarm Arizona school board meetings to protest Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Hot button issues include the use of pronouns and bathrooms, and book bans directed at LGBTQ+ families.
Denying young people access to educational activities such as school sports deprives them of the social, emotional, and health benefits these activities bring. Medical experts agree that gender-affirming care is medically necessary and life-saving for transgender youth.
All students—regardless of race, sexual identity or orientation, ethnicity, religious beliefs or lack thereof—deserve a safe, well-resourced public school where they can learn and grow. We must let defenders of reason on school boards know they are supported by attending the meetings and standing against religious hate.
Important Upcoming School Board Meetings:
- Paradise Valley Unified: 9/21 – 15002 N 32nd Street, Phoenix
- Scottsdale Unified: 10/13 at 6:00 PM – Boardroom/Lecture Hall at Coronado High School, 7501 E. Virginia Avenue, Scottsdale
Check out the Secular Coalition for Arizona’s Fact Sheet and Talking Points to prepare for your school board visit.