December 13, 2012
Atheists in New York City will unite
their voices next weekend to raise money for Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts,
and they’ll do it by singing Christmas carols. Members of the New York City
branch of the Center for Inquiry (CFI-NYC), an international secular
organization, will solicit charitable donations as they sing songs of the season,
with all money going directly to Sandy relief.
“Atheists may not believe in a god, but many of us of still enjoy the traditions we grew up with, and many of those traditions come from our family holidays,” explained Syd LeRoy, CFI-NYC’s executive director. “This is about being good people, celebrating compassion and friendship, and taking part in one of our favorite pastimes – regardless of its religious origins.”
Members and friends of CFI-NYC will be caroling in Washington Square Park from 2-4pm on Sunday, December 16. Songs will include many old favorites ranging from the secular “Deck the Halls,” to the explicitly religious “O Come All Ye Faithful.”
100% of all donations collected will be given to New York Cares.
What: Atheists Sing Christmas Carols for Sandy Relief
Who: Center for Inquiry – New York City (and friends)
When: December 16, 2012, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Washington Square Park