Phone: (843) 670-0290
Herb Silverman is founder and president emeritus of the Secular Coalition for America, founder of the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry in Charleston, South Carolina, a former board member of the American Humanist Association, and recipient of the AHA Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the College of Charleston.
Herb ran for Governor of South Carolina in 1990 to challenge the state constitutional provision that required religious belief to hold public office. After an eight-year battle, Herb won a unanimous Supreme Court decision, which struck down this religious requirement.
Herb writes and blogs regularly for the Huffington Post, On Faith, and several freethought publications. He has appeared in debates on topics like: Can we be moral without God? Does God exist? Is America a Christian nation? He has also debated at the Oxford Union in Oxford, England on the topic: Does American Religion Undermine American Values? In addition to debates, Herb is happy to talk about his most recent books Candidate Without a Prayer: An Autobiography of a Jewish Atheist in the Bible Belt and An Atheist Stranger in a Strange Religious Land.
No honorarium fees are required, but compensation for travel is expected.