Vol. 39 No. 09 November 2022 Speakers and organizers from the Latin American Freethought Conference in Pereira, Colombia, on Sept. 22-24, gathered for a photo at Valle de Cocora. Dan Barker is in the front row, second from the left. Peruvian author Ricardo Zavala stands by a poster highlighting Barker’s appearance at a one-day international symposium on “The Secular State & Human Rights” at the University in Bogotá on Sept. 26. The event was co-sponsored by FFRF. This cartoon by Ernesto Elizalde caricatures the speakers at the Colombia conference. Dan Barker is wearing the red shirt. On Sept. 10, the San Francisco FFRF Chapter Organizing Committee hosted FFRF Co-President Dan Barker, who spoke on the topic of the “Battle of Church and State.” Pictured are (seated) Dick Hewetson and Barker and (standing) Steve Johns, Dana Treadwell, Brian Ball, chapter director Walt Bilofsky and Sara Orban. FFRF Co-President Dan Barker, top right, spoke at numerous places and events in the past couple months, including the Kentucky Freethought Convention in Louisville on Sept. 4. Other convention speakers are, from left, Candace Gorham, Monica Burns, FFRF chapter leader Mikel Hensley Hensley, Aron Ra, FFRF Board Member Jeremiah Camara, Nick Fish and Hemant Mehta. Top row are Phil Zuckerman and Barker. On Oct. 12, FFRF Attorney Chris Line, left, spoke to the Prairie State Humanists in Naperville, Ill. Also included in the photo are Scott Thompson, president of the Prairie State Humanists, and Jack Sechrest, co-founder and former president of the 23-year-old chapter.“I gave them an overview of some of FFRF’s work and then talked about current issues and opportunities related to the separation of church and state, and thoughts about religious freedom, especially the right to be free from religiously inspired rules, norms and laws,” Line said. On Sept. 18, Barker spoke to members of FFRF’s East Tennessee Chapter about “Losing Faith in Faith” in Knoxville, Tenn., at Pellissippi State Community College. From left to right: Ryver Mutsu, Jenn Taylor, Aleta Ledendecker, Dan Barker, Eliot Specht and Lee Erickson. Pictured at the Celebrating Dissent conference in Germany in August, which was co-sponsored by FFRF, are, clockwise from bottom left, Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor, FFRF co-presidents, Nina Sankara, director of Poland’s atheist group, Kazimierz Łyszczyński Foundation, and Marek Lukaszewicz, president of that foundation. Nina reports that FFRF and its members contributed 30 percent of funding for the group’s Humanists Across Borders charity, helping Ukrainian refugees settle in Warsaw. Eight apartments were rented and 86 refugees were offered varying help, including a mother reunited with her young daughter, who has cancer. On Sept. 11, the Greater Sacramento Chapter of FFRF hosted Dan Barker, who spoke about “The End of Worship.” Pictured are members of the Sacramento Chapter board, including, from left, Erin Fritze, President Judy Saint, Judy Roberson, Barri Babow and John Lucas. On Sept. 9, the San Jose Atheists hosted Dan Barker. From left, FFRF Members Judy Banister, Mark Thomas and Barker.