14 – Sarah Levin – Raised by Atheist Jews, Senior Legislative Representative of Secular Coalition For America

Sarah Levin – Raised by Atheist Jews, Senior Legislative Representative of Secular Coalition For America

 

Sarah Levin was raised in a freethinking household by Atheist Jews. Even though she does not have a personal story to tell about leaving religion, she talks about her experience navigating her nonreligious Jewish identity. Her immigrant parents are from the former Soviet Union and they instilled in her a strong Jewish identity from a cultural perspective. They helped her have a deep appreciation for the freedoms that can be taken for granted in the US.

Early on, Sarah had a passion for justice which helped lead her towards her current role in DC as the Senior Legislative Representative at the Secular Coalition for America. She is involved in lobbying and promoting advocacy programs and helping the 18 national member organizations build the secular communities, which encouraged more people to become involved in activism.

Sarah has a desire to change the stereotype of atheists and show the world that they can be moral. She talks about women in the secular movement who are volunteers and who inspire her on a daily basis.

Here is a list of some of women who have influenced her:

  • Kelly Damerow, formerly with the Secular Coalition for America
  • Sarah Haider at Ex-Muslims of North America
  • Mandisa Thomas at Black Nonbelievers
Further Resources

 Secular.org

Women in Secularism conference

Dogma Debate Podcast – David Smalley

The Thinking Atheist –Seth Andrews

Sarah Levin -Church and State – Video interview by Seth Andrews

Sarah Haider – Ex-Muslims of North America

Sarah Haider -Ex-Muslim – Video interview by Seth Andrews

The End of White Christian America -Book – Robert Jones

The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children – Katherine Stewart

June 14, 2017 – 2nd Annual Awards Dinner

June 15, 2017 – Annual Lobby Day

Podcast Theme Music – Original Composition by Esther Nicholson

Podcast Logo by Sarah Nicholson

Podcast Episode on YouTube