Pubmeet with Dr. Richard Carrier

Dr. Richard Carrier is making a stop in Des Moines during his August U.S. cross country tour! Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to meet Dr. Carrier in an intimate setting for conversation and Q & A.

Richard Carrier is a world-renowned author and speaker. As a professional historian, published philosopher, and prominent defender of the American freethought movement, Dr. Carrier has appeared across the U.S., Canada and the U.K., and on American television and London radio, defending sound historical methods and the ethical worldview of secular naturalism. His books and articles have received international attention. With a Ph.D. from Columbia University in ancient history, he specializes in the intellectual history of Greece and Rome, particularly ancient philosophy, religion, and science, with emphasis on the origins of Christianity and the use and progress of science under the Roman empire. He is also a published expert in the modern philosophy of naturalism as a worldview. He is the author of On the Historicity of Jesus, Proving History, Sense and Goodness without God, Science Education in the Early Roman Empire, Not the Impossible Faith, Why I Am Not a Christian, and Hitler Homer Bible Christ, and a contributor to The Empty Tomb, The Christian Delusion, The End of Christianity, and Christianity Is Not Great, as well as copious work in history and philosophy, online and in print. He is currently working on several projects, but also teaching affordable online courses in secular philosophy, history, and methodology at The Secular Academy, and blogging and speaking about history, philosophy, feminism, and other moral causes, as well as his past in the military and his current life in polyamory.

http://www.richardcarrier.info/

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IAF Special Election

The recent Annual Election of June 27 created two vacancies on the IAF Board, Vice-President and Secretary. The nomination phase has now closed.

Your privilege to vote is one of the benefits of membership! All Contributing Members (dues paid for 2017), Sustaining and Lifetime Members may vote. You also have until the day before the election to pay your dues for calendar year ending 12-31-2017. Dues are payable via the Paypal link on our website <a>www.iowaatheists.org,</a> by mail to PO Box 672, Des Moines, IA 50303 or in person at any one of our Meetups.

Proxy voting is permitted per our Bylaws. Direct any questions or your named proxy to the Election Officer (Nick) at election@iowaatheists.org

Ballot and Voting Guide will be posted soon.

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IAF Monthly Board Meeting

This will be the first monthly Board Meeting under the new leadership following the June 27 election. The agenda is simple yet comprehensive: We will be taking an inventory of our literature and all other IAF property and we will perform housecleaning on our website, social media and other technical details.

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IAF Sunday Meetup

This is our regular, weekly, Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of issues.

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Planned Parenthood Book Sale Setup

Volunteer Opportunity! Come support Planned Parenthood of the Heartland as they prepare for their annual fall book sale at the Fairgrounds 4-H building. The bulk of the work is unpacking boxes of books and arranging them on tables so please wear clothes and shoes that you can work in comfortably as you’ll be on your feet quite a bit. To find the 4-H Building, turn right from the main fairgrounds entrance off of E. 30th St and drive to the farthest building in that corner of the grounds. For security reason, volunteers are instructed to enter the building via the door on the SW corner, just to the right and around the way from the main entrance.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it out at 4:00 – just come when you can, there will be plenty to do. Planned Parenthood asks that all volunteers stay for a minimum of two hours but they understand that not everyone can meet this goal. Please do RSVP if you plan to attend so we can send a headcount to the Planned Parenthood Book Sale organizers. Thank you for volunteering!

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IAF Sunday Meetup

This is our regular, weekly, Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of issues.

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IAF Sunday Meetup

This is our regular, weekly, Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of issues.

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2017 IAF Election Results

Greetings Friends,

Another successful ballot is behind us. I want to thank all of the candidates for their participation this year.

As to the results, your new President is Rory Moe, your new Treasurer is Gwen Harvey, continuing in the At-Large position is Zach Aletheia, Tom Harvey is your new Social Chair, Jason Benell is once again your Press/Public Relations Officer and Zach Aletheia takes over as your IT Officer.

Congratulations one and all.

Just a note, the results of this ballot have created two vacancies on the Board – Vice-President and Secretary. They, the Board, intend to rectify these vacancies with a special election so if any of you are interested in vying for these positions via said election, stay tuned for the announcement from the next Election Officer.

This notice concludes my duties as Election Officer.

Adieu

J. Holmes

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IAF Sunday Meetup

This is our regular, weekly, Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of issues.

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IAF Sunday Meetup

This is our regular, weekly, Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of issues.

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