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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 October Meeting - The Dover Trial, Ten Years Later :
October 18, 2015 4:00 pm
4 Archdale St.
Charleston, SC

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Girls Night Out!!!:
October 19, 2015 6:00 pm
6275 Rivers Ave
N Charleston, SC

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Volunteer Activity: Bee House at Sweetgrass Garden:
October 24, 2015 9:00 am
3121 Plow Ground Rd
Johns Island, SC

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(See a listing of more upcoming events here)


Latest News

  • A Charity of the Quarter Inspired by Tragedy: Along with donors from other South Carolina secular groups, SHL members recently gave $13,747 to a fund for the families of the victims of the recent horrific murders at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. That collection drive is now complete, but for our Charity of the Quarter for October through December 2015 SHL has chosen the Charleston chapter of the NAACP. This is an organization deserving of our support at any time, but especially at this moment. Please help them and demonstrate the support of our community by making a donation through SHL.

  • SHL Volunteers in Action: In September, a team of SHL volunteers built twelve planters for the new community garden at Medway Park on James Island. It was hard work, but also fun, and left us all with a great sense of accomplishment. To be part of our next volunteer activity, be sure to sign up for the Volunteer Network e-mail list.

  • To make a point about tax exemptions, John Oliver forms his own church!: Existing solely for the purpose of collecting tax-free donations (and, perhaps, to make a point about how easy that is to do by merely making potentially bogus religious claims), John Oliver has formed The Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption Church. He has it all: clergy (portrayed by an SNL cast member), rituals (silent contemplation of the consequence of fraudulent churches), and a request that viewers with lupus touch their televisions during his broadcast. But mostly, he has a way to collect money. (Read the fine print, however, and you may find that the money will end up at Doctors Without Borders...)
  • A Night at the Joe: Join the SHL at the Charleston RiverDogs baseball game as we root, root, root for the home team... and ourselves (they will announce the SHL over the PA). It will be Bike Night, so bicycling to the ballpark is encouraged. Be sure to stick around for the fireworks afterward! We have a block of seats set aside in the covered Upper Reserved section.

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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 27, 2015 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 2015