What is Secularism?
Secularism refers to the separation of church and state and includes both freedom of religion and freedom from religion. Those of us who promote secularism are encouraging our governments to remain neutral on matters of religion. A secular government is one which prefers no religion over another. This means that a secular government does not promote religious belief over atheism or atheism over religious belief. It also means that the sort of public policy which impacts all citizens must not be influenced by the religious beliefs and/or practices of government officials.
In this context, it is important to note that secularism is not synonymous with atheism and is not necessarily opposed to religion. Secularism benefits both religious believers (freedom of religion) and atheists (freedom from religion). Some religious believers participate in secular activism alongside atheists, humanists, and other non-religious persons.
One of the primary obstacles to effective secular activism is that we often lack timely information about how we can help others accomplish specific actions. The purpose of this subverse is to distribute information to facilitate secular activism (e.g., secular action alerts, online petitions, relevant blog posts discussing secular activism). When you come across relevant information, please post a link to it here. My hope is that we will be able to use the RSS feed from this subverse to promote the content on other sites, making it easier for others to see how they can help maintain the wall of separation between church and state.