Day Of Solidarity For Black Non Believers

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Day Of Solidarity For Black Non Believers

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We'll be meeting at "Taste of the Caribbean" on Jefferson. This place has great food and I've reserved a few tables for a social gathering. From the African Americans for Humanism website: "Since January 2011, the fourth Sunday in February has been designated as the National Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers. February 22, 2015 will mark the fifth Anniversary of this special and unique celebration to encourage individuals that have chosen to experience life without the influence and practice of a religion to seek fellowship with others, especially black people that are reluctant about openly sharing their non-religious status. Black culture in the United States is overwhelmingly awash in religion, primarily Christianity, and black people that are self-identified as atheists, agnostics, humanists, secularists, skeptics, or freethinkers can feel isolated, lonely, and possibly ostracized by family and friends. A community that shuns the idea of not believing in God and/or Jesus can be difficult for non-believers to navigate. With this in mind, the Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers was created and will take place each year on the fourth Sunday in February, Black History Month, and will continue until religion is no longer a dominant voice of American consciousness, especially in the black community. On this day we encourage a conversation to discuss the lives of historical black non-believers and to promote community activism while sharing our personal journey. Each of us has a story to tell. For more information check out the Day of Solidarity Facebook page ( and help us make the 2015 Day of Solidarity awesome!"

By: Seattle Atheists

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