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1994 – 2014: Celebrating 20 unbelievable years being godless in the Holy City

Welcome to the Website of the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry, an organization of atheists, agnostics, skeptics and other freethinkers based in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Upcoming Events

Uncle Dick's (Richard Cote's) Celebration Service:
Mar 7, 2015 / 3:00 PM
Gage Hall, 4 Archdale Street

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Rob Dillon "South Carolina Science Standards 2014: Like Darlington Without Beer":
Mar 15, 2015 / 4:00PM
Gage Hall / 4 Archdale St Charleston

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Book Group: The Bonobo and the Atheist:
Mar 22, 2015 / 4:00PM
Barnes and Noble / Sam Rittenberg Blvd

(click here for more info)

(See a listing of more upcoming events here)


Latest News

  • New Video: Herb on Darwin Day: SHL founder and vice-president Herb Silverman gave a talk about creationism to the Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason on February 7, 2015. If you missed it (and you probably did), don't worry. You can watch it now right here.
  • SHL's Evolution Necklaces a Hit with Kids at CofC's Darwin Week: For the second year in a row, the SHL activity at Darwin Week was popular with children who strung beads corresponding to evolutionary history. (See photo at right.)
  • Help SHL make a statement about the DD2 public school church fundraisers: SHL is asking you to donate money through us to the needy students of Dorchester District Two schools. During the controversy surrounding Oakbrook Elementary School's fundraiser for a Baptist church, many people and even a newspaper columnist falsely claimed that humanists do not believe in charity. This will prove them wrong. It will also support the school board's decision to give money directly to the needy instead of to a church. And, of course, it is also a way you can help people in need. It is a good idea in three ways, so please take action before December 31st.

    Update: We collected a huge sum of money, but thus far DD2 has not accepted our donation to their programs for needy children. We will put further news here as soon as it is available, but this looks like it will be a long process.

  • Humanism Op-Ed in the P&C: Check out SHL President Amy Monsky's excellent piece in the 3 Dec 2014 issue of the Post and Courier. It begins:

    In a column published on Nov. 28 entitled Nice lesson you're teaching the kids, humanists, The Post and Courier's Brian Hicks described how students collected food for a local church food bank and then implied that humanists should - but apparently do not - understand the concept of helping people. . . Despite his intended sarcasm, the title is actually quite apt; we humanists do indeed teach our kids nice lessons.

    Click here to read the rest.

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Amazon Associates Program

Because we are affiated with the Amazon Associates program, our organization earns up to a 15% commission on any items purchased at through the links on our Website. So, if you were going to be buying anything at all from them, this is a super-easy way to contribute to SHL! Here are two ways you can do it:
  • Book Group Reading Selection: For their March 22, 2014 meeting, the SHL Book Group will be reading the book in the box at the right. Click here for more information about the Book Group or click here to see a list of previous book group selections. (BTW If you purchase a book through this link, SHL will receive up to a 15% "kickback"!)
  • Use this "search box" to find any item in the catalog and SHL earns money if you buy it:

  • You might also consider buying a copy of Herb Silverman's book, Candidate Without a Prayer. This autobiography of a math professor who runs for the governorship of South Carolina in order to overturn an unconstitutional rule preventing atheists from holding public office is also the story of the founding of our organization. Of course, you can buy it from any source you want, but if you use the link above our organization earns a small commission from

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Affiliated Organizations

  • American Atheists
  • Atheist Alliance International
  • American Humanist Association
  • Council for Secular Humanism
  • Freedom from Religion Foundation
  • Secular Coalition for America

Webmaster: Alex Kasman 2014