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Becoming Whole

By Sarah Musick I had a lovely childhood. I sincerely did. My parents were hardworking, god-fearing, loving people with big imaginations. They taught my siblings and I that “If you can dream it, you can find a way to make it happen.” They took the twenty acres my grandfather gave them and built a stunning log cabin. It took them five years to complete. They cut 115 straight, tall, poplar trees to build our home. In hindsight, they wanted their children to be like those poplar trees. Straight. And tall. I aspired to follow in the footsteps of my father and my father’s father and become a Southern Baptist preacher. I couldn’t because I ...


Madison and Jefferson v. Scalia and Thomas on Church-State Separation

by Ken Burrows The May 5th Supreme Court decision in Town of Greece v. Galloway concluded that the practice by the Greece, NY, town board of opening its meetings with predominantly Christian prayer does not violate the Establishment Clause of the Constitution. This despite the fact the practice causes a certain religious imposition on those citizens attending the town board meetings who see themselves as excluded or at least marginalized by being subjected to official governmental prayer, sectarian in nature, that effectively endorses a faith they do not themselves subscribe to. Justice Anthony Kennedy in writing the Greece opinion insisted it ...



We Are Not So Separate

A poem by Emma Brachtenbach Last night, I slept upon the springtime, mountain ground and thought about the universe. Under the ancient constellations I pondered the possibilities of sacredness and secular creation and my mind just wouldn't stop turning. Like how beautiful would it be if god was genderless and endlessly gendered all at once because then religion could be constructed as truly all encompassing. More than bodies and how we can compartmentalize human beings. And what if the earth was our original mother: heart beat ringing beautifully every time a new soul slipped from the dark womb of the mother who made us into the light and ...

Creating Community Breakfast Raises over $51,000

More than 500 community members gathered to create community and celebrate diversity at Citizens Project’s tenth annual Creating Community Breakfast.  The breakfast highlighted the work Citizens Project is doing in the Pikes Peak region to promote equal rights, diversity, and religious freedom through separation of church and state, and civic engagement. This event raised over $51,000 in general operating support for Citizens Project’s many programs including: candidate survey voter guides, its monthly publication Citizens Project Online News, and the Citizens Project Activist Network, which currently serves over 1,500 subscribers. Corporate ...


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Citizens Project interview with KGNU Radio!

Citizens Project was recently interviewed by Mike Gage for KGNU radio's Dot Org program. Check it out here and thanks to Mike and KGNU!