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Nyca nonprofit

  1. 1. Atheism is a NON-PROPHET! NYC Atheists
  2. 2. Mission <ul><li>•Encouraging the separation of church and state.  </li></ul><ul><li>•Debate, discuss, examine, and inform others about atheism.  </li></ul><ul><li>• To engage issues using strong critical thinking.  </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mission (Cont.) <ul><li>•Provide charitable, educational, and social activities concerning atheism and the community.    </li></ul><ul><li>As an atheist, I believe this organization has much to offer to help others tell the difference between strong and weak reasoning. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Inputs <ul><li>NYC Atheists use educational resources such as: </li></ul><ul><li>•US Constitution </li></ul><ul><li>•Supreme Court Decisions </li></ul><ul><li>•Elected Officials/Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>•Legal Documents </li></ul><ul><li>•Other Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>•Donations  </li></ul>
  5. 5. Process <ul><li>•Public Demonstrations </li></ul><ul><li>•Brunches and assemblies where atheists have thoughtful discourses involving religion.  </li></ul><ul><li>•Donations help </li></ul><ul><li>create </li></ul><ul><li>advertisements </li></ul>
  6. 6. Outputs <ul><li>The NYC Atheists organize many brunches and discussions </li></ul><ul><li>•NYCA ads have </li></ul><ul><li>been posted on </li></ul><ul><li>20 Manhattan </li></ul><ul><li>buses.   </li></ul>
  7. 7. Outcomes <ul><li>•Advertisements, promoting atheism, have been posted on Manhattan buses to bring awareness.  </li></ul><ul><li>The NYCA has been in the news </li></ul>
  8. 8. A Problem in the Community <ul><li>In Politics, the salient line between church and state is constantly blurred. Some churches are favored, gay marriage is kept illegal in some states, and there is a debate over God being printed into our currency and being said in the pledge of allegiance. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Problem in the Community (Cont.) <ul><li>The NYC Atheists want to inform the public and those with dissenting opinions about atheism so that they may understand that freedom OF religion includes freedom FROM religion. </li></ul>
  10. 10. An Ideal Funding Institution <ul><li>The Foundation for Critical Thinking ( www.criticalthinking.org ) would be an ideal funding institution for the NYC Atheists because their priority is “to promote essential change in education and society through the cultivation of fair-minded critical thinking.” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Critical Thinking <ul><li>The NYC Atheists promote critical thinking because they examine ideas concerning religion in today’s society. The NYCA’s website offers a forum which is the scaffolding for many of these discussions and debates. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Critical Reading <ul><li>The NYC Atheists use critical reading to know everything that might be relevant. For example, historian Sarah Gordon gave a presentation on how blasphemy is still technically punishable by law since it is still in the books of many states. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Critical Action <ul><li>The NYC Atheists use critical action to take a perspective on social and political issues. The NYCA do this by attending political events. The NYCA also holds brunches where certain topics are discussed to voice solutions . </li></ul>
  14. 14. How You can Help <ul><li>CYCA accepts donations </li></ul><ul><li>You can get a membership </li></ul><ul><li>If you have some sort of an artistic skill (i.e. video, cartoonist, graphic artist, etc.), your help will be greatly appreciated. </li></ul>

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