The Secular Student Alliance (of which I am a part) is doing something that almost seems like an afterthought, but it’s not seen very often in the freethought community: promoting a religious organization with which we have much else in common.
This is from the SSA’s eMpirical newsletter:
Catholics for Choice is a pro-choice, pro-contraception, pro-sexual rights and pro-separation of church and state nonprofit based in Washington, DC. We at the Secular Student Alliance know that very few readers of the eMpirical are Catholic, and we know that not all readers are pro-choice. We hope you’re all pro-contraception, pro-sexual rights and pro-separation of church and state. We also hope that many of you will be interested in getting a free copy of Conscience magazine (www.catholicsforchoice.org/conscience/).
Yes, it’s just promotion of a magazine, but it’s a start. I’m hoping there will be further interactions with religious groups who are working toward progressive change.
I said you don’t see secular organizations working together with religion groups very often, but I should mention that the Secular Coalition for America is frequently seen alongside progressive religious groups when trying to get certain bills voted for or against.
You have to work with like-minded individuals or groups even when the difference(s) looms so large if it helps you achieve a broader goal.