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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.

Select from the menu above for more information, or look below for the latest news.

Upcoming Events

SHL movie club: Love is Strange:
Nov 1, 2014 / 4:15pm
Terrace Theater, 1956 Maybank Hwy

(click here for more info)

SHL Volunteering - NOV 2014 - Adopt-a-Highway:
Nov 1, 2014 / 8:50 am - 10:30 am
1011 Harbor View Road, Charleston, SC 29412

(click here for more info)

(See a listing of more upcoming events here)


  • The Latest Separationist: Download the October 2014 issue of the newsletter of the SHL. Our newsletter is produced each month from September until May and is always available here in PDF format.
  • Donate to the Charity of the Quarter: We pool the donations from our members and give the total to a local charitable organization. For September-October 2014, the SHL is collecting donations for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk. Please help us make a generous donation to this deserving charity.
  • SHL Movie Club: New SHL Announcement posted by Sue Edward on Thu October 30, 2014.
  • New for On Faith: New SHL Announcement posted by Herb Silverman on Mon October 27, 2014.
  • SHL Secular Parenting Discussion Group - Monday 10/27 at 7pm: New SHL Announcement posted by Amy Monsky on Sat October 25, 2014.

Latest News

  • SHL and Caw Sagan need your vote!: The Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry is participating in the 2014 Scarecrows on the Square in Summerville. This is a fundraiser sponsored by the Junior Service League and all proceeds to to support school supplies for students in Dorchester School Districts 2 and 4.

    Our scarecrow, Caw Sagan, is holding his book "Cawsmos" and is next to a sign that reads "We are made of straw stuff." He is located at site #25 on Main Street, in Hutchinson Square.

    Ribbons will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place scarecrows in each category. (We are one of a handful of participants in the civic group category.) A grand prize award will be given to the sponsors of the scarecrow with the largest overall number of votes. Winning ribbons will be placed 10/29. All proceeds will be donated to the School Emergency Fund for Dorchester County schools (Districts 2 and 4).

    Votes are just 25 cents each and can be made at the locations below.

    • Guerin's Pharmacy
    • Dorchester Jewelers
    • Tip Tap Toe Studios
    • Single Smile Cafe
    • Perfectly Frank's
    • Charleston Bagel

    Please come out and visit Caw and vote for him! It is for a great "caws" and it helps to support and bring awareness of Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry in the community! Voting ends on Sunday, October 26, the day after JSL’s Annual Ghostwalk.

  • New Video: Herb Silverman and 20 Years of SHL: If you were not able to attend our fantastic 20th Anniversary Celebration at Cypress Gardens, there are a lot of things you missed: some great food, music, a very memorable speech by Mike Newdow, and some large aligators. However, you can share one thing with those who were there, this wonderful video. In it, notable figures (including Hemant Mehta, Barry Lynn, Amanda Metskas, Dale McGowan, and Maggie Ardiente) comment on Herb Silverman and SHL
  • Celebrate 20 Godless Years in the Holy City with SHL!: On September 20th the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry will be celebrating our 20th anniversary with a huge "blow-out" party at Cypress Gardens. There will be free events, games, music and activities followed by a private dinner party featuring special guest Michael Newdow. Tickets are required for the dinner, but free to paid members of SHL. To find out more or to get tickets, click here.

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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 September 28, 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