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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: A Most Wanted Man:
Aug 2, 2014 / 2:45 pm
Terrace Theater, 1956 Maybank Hwy

(click here for more info)

Book Group: Touching a Nerve:
Aug 24, 2014 / 4:00 PM
Barnes and Noble, Sam Rittenberg Blvd.

(click here for more info)

(See a listing of more upcoming events here)


  • The Latest Separationist: Download the May 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 Summer 2014, the SHL is collecting donations for Angie's Legacy Fund. Please help us make a generous donation to this deserving charity.
  • SHL Movie Club: New SHL Announcement posted by Sue Edward on Fri August 1, 2014.
  • SHL Announcement: New SHL Announcement posted by John Childs on Tue July 29, 2014.
  • SHL July Potluck this Sunday: New SHL Announcement posted by Amy Monsky on Tue July 22, 2014.

Latest News

  • 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!
  • Please help the children of an atheist who was killed: Sadly, the situation is as Greta Christina has stated in her blog: "a member of our community has been murdered. She was a victim of domestic violence. And we have a lousy safety net in this country, which is going to make things even harder on her kids in this already terrible situation." You can help by making a donation to the college fund for her children. Donations collected by SHL will be pooled and given to Angie's Legacy Fund.

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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