Executive Director, Americans United

Rev. Barry Lynn

Since 1992, the Rev. Barry W. Lynn has served as executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, a Washington, D.C.-based organization dedicated to the preservation of the Constitution’s religious liberty provisions.

In addition to his work as a long-time activist and lawyer in the civil liberties field, Lynn is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, offering him a unique perspective on church-state issues.

Lynn began his professional career working at the national office of the United Church of Christ, including a two-year stint as legislative counsel for the Church's Office of Church in Society in Washington, D.C. From 1984 to 1991 he was legislative counsel for the Washington office of the American Civil Liberties Union.

In 2006, Lynn authored Piety & Politics: The Right-Wing Assault On Religious Freedom (Harmony Books). In 2008 he coauthored (with C. Welton Gaddy) First Freedom First: A Citizen's Guide to Protecting Religious Liberty and the Separation of Church and State (Beacon Press).

Lynn writes frequently on religious liberty issues, and has had essays published in outlets such as USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Nation. Lynn also has op-eds published frequently by the McClatchy and Scripps-Howard newspaper chains.

A member of the Washington, D.C. and U.S. Supreme Court bar, Lynn earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1978. In addition, he received his theology degree from Boston University School of Theology in 1973.

 

Americans United for the Separation of Church & State

 
 Piety & Politics: The Right-Wing Assault on Religious Freedom (amazon.com)

Event Host

Event Host

 

Secular Coalition for Texas

Event Sponsor

We're Starting In

Texas Secular Convention 2015

27 February - 1 March 2015
Austin, Texas

About TSC

Texas Secular Convention is a joint endeavour between Secular Coalition for Texas and Secular Texas with Secular Coalition for America as our major financial sponsor. We will hold a rally on the Capitol steps and explore what a secular future for Texas can look like.

Contacts

For general information about the convention or rally, including registration, please contact us at:
 info (@) texassecularconvention.org
 210-288-2766