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Margaret Downey

Margaret Downey


Email: margaret@ftsociety.org
Phone: (610) 793-2737 or (610) 357-9432 (cell)


Margaret Downey founded the Freethought Society (FS) and the Anti-Discrimination Support Network (ADSN) in 1993. In 1994 Margaret founded the Thomas Paine Memorial Committee. 

She has been published in two books, Parenting Beyond Belief and Voices of Disbelief. Margaret has represented the interest of the nontheist community (since 1995) at several United Nations conferences. She is a past board member of the American Humanist Association, The Humanist Institute and the Thomas Paine National Historical Association. She is a current board member of the Freedom From Religion FoundationScouting For All and is a member of the Advisory Board Member of the Robert Green Ingersoll Museum

In 2002, Margaret became the first "Secular Humanist Celebrant" in Pennsylvania. Margaret created the Richard Dawkins Award in 2003. Margaret served as president of the Atheist Alliance International for two years. In 2007, Margaret designed the Tree of Knowledge.

Media Training Worldwide has endorse Margaret to conduct media training for the nontheist community. Margaret has been a guest on National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation and Radio Times. Television appearances include features on local news stations as well as ABC’s Nightline, PBS and Fox News.

An honorarium of $50 and transportation costs is required.

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