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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

SHL's 20th Anniversary Party - Public Daytime Event:
Sep 20, 2014 / 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Cypress Gardens, Dean Hall

(click here for more info)

SHL 20th Anniversary Party - Private Evening Program:
Sep 20, 2014 / 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Cypress Gardens, Dean Hall

(click here for more info)

SHL Volunteering: Lowcountry Orphan Relief:
Oct 4, 2014 / 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1850 Truxtun Avenue, North Charleston

(click here for more info)

(See a listing of more upcoming events here)


  • The Latest Separationist: Download the September 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.
  • New for On Faith: New SHL Announcement posted by Herb Silverman on Fri September 12, 2014.

Latest News

  • 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.
  • SHL Receives Award at Inspiring Humanism at Work Conference in Chicago: Click to read a description of exciting news on humanist social action from the Foundation Beyond Belief's July 2014 conference, including what you can do to help!
  • Silent Heroes: Herb Silverman: A Dutch film crew made a wonderful documentary about atheism in Charleston. Herb Silverman is the star and protagonist, but many other SHL members appear in it as well. Venues include the College of Charleston, our own Reason Fest at Gage Hall, and Charleston's Prayer Rally. Watch it online to see what people and places you recognize!

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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 August 24, 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