We are a small non-profit organization based in Missouri, dedicated to providing support and services to individual and small group progressive activists throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Our Mission

To normalize minority and marginalized group interests, promote social justice, and build inclusive community through Advocacy, Education, and Outreach. 


Engage with structural socio-political powers on matters of social justice and equity, and on behalf of individuals who are not afforded these civil and human rights


Promote understanding through constant self-education and sharing lived experiences, and provide counsel and guidance where appropriate and requested


Intervene in the cycles of violence, poverty, and injustice that erode the nobility of the human condition, extend comfort to those in need, and work towards a better, more tolerant world

What We're About

SECULARUS translates from Latin as "one who is secular" (worldly) or "a layperson." 

This organization was envisioned as a means to support localized activist efforts. Products of our own efforts will be shared freely: guides, references, libraries, etc.

We gladly accept submissions of the population at large. If there is existing material that should be brought to our attention, please let us know (chandler@secularus.org).

As activist laypersons we mean to imply that progress resides in the efforts of everyday persons and situations. What skills we have or need, we develop; or network for those volunteers and professionals willing to engage alongside us.


Identifying as a secular organization might seem an arbitrary or even divisive distinction. We feel that it is neither.

Secular works, as we discuss, entail a willingness to view and work with the constructs of human interaction in light of what we feel is largely desirable or undesirable for humanity. What is the greatest amount of personal freedom and expression that people can achieve without overly burdening others' pursuit of the same?

Secularism suggests a willingness to exist and function in the natural world. What drives one's personal desire to do such works is a matter of personal conscience. Our founding philosophy is informed from the humanist perspective. We welcome any who would labor alongside us within humanist principles irrespective of our disparate sources of inspiration.

To the greatest foreseeable extent, our materials and products will be available to all - typically free of charge. Our direct efforts will remain focused on the individuals we serve. We intend to operate free of proselytism or association with any organizations that might seek to proselytize or impose dogmatic judgments or expectations into our services. This includes taking a hard look at our internal biases and developing a truly compassionate means of serving. 

Creative Commons License
2019 © Secularus (CC by 4.0) 
Columbia, MO
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