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Hemant Mehta - Monthly Program Meeting
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Hemant Mehta - Monthly Program Meeting


When: Monday
Where: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, Founders Hall
3313 Wade Avenue

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The Triangle Freethought Society

proudly presents

Hemant Mehta
The Friendly Atheist



Nearly a third of Americans under the age of 30 have no religious affiliation, the highest in any recorded generation. In this growing segment of "nones” are many young atheists who have faced prejudice in their high schools and communities for standing up for their constitutional right of freedom from religion. In this talk, Hemant Mehta will share stories of students who have fought for their rights, sometimes at tremendous personal cost. Mehta, the "Friendly Atheist,” will also talk about how all of us can help make things better for them, regardless of our age or religious affiliation.

Hemant Mehta is a National Board Certified math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago, but he may be better known as the founder of and author of I Sold My Soul on eBay and The Young Atheist's Survival Guide. Hemant has appeared on Fox News and CNN and has served in leadership positions for atheist organizations nationwide.


The Triangle Freethought Society (TFS) is a membership-based, nonprofit education and advocacy organization dedicated to issues surrounding nontheism. Our membership is made up of nontheists, post-theists, atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, skeptics and humanists living and working in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas. We are the local chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), a national member-organization based in Madison, Wisconsin.

Our main purpose is to stand up for the separation of church and state as guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Additionally, we work to:

  • Ensure that non-religious people enjoy the same rights as religious citizens.

  • Raise awareness and educate the general population about the concerns and issues facing the nontheist community.

  • Protect reason-based and scientific education within our school systems.

  • Engage in organized charitable and community improvement projects.

  • Create a sense of community for the nontheist population in our geographical area and beyond.

TFS is also an affiliate organization of the American Humanist Association (AHA).


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