Secularism is a principle that involves two basic propositions. The first is the strict separation of the state from religious institutions. The second is that people of different religions and beliefs are equal before the law. Secularism seeks to ensure and protect freedom of religious belief and practice for all citizens. Secularism is not about curtailing religious freedoms; it is about ensuring that the freedoms of thought and conscience apply equally to all believers and non-believers alike. Secularism seeks to defend the absolute freedom of religious and other beliefs, and protect the right to manifest religious belief insofar as it does not impinge disproportionately on the rights and freedoms of others. Secularism ensures that the right of individuals to freedom of religion is always balanced by the right to be free from religion. Secularism is a framework for ensuring equality throughout society – in politics, education, the law and elsewhere, for believers and non-believers alike. So, how does this work as a goal for Secular homeschoolers? A national organization needs to be created, of secular homeschoolers, who advance certain goals. Let’s call the organization The National Alliance of Secular Homeschoolers or N.A.S.H. The National Alliance of Secular Homeschoolers asserts that all homeschoolers are equal and that no religious or political affiliation should give advantages or disadvantages between homeschoolers. Religious believers and non-religious believers have the same rights and obligations as members of society. N.A.S.H champions human rights above discriminatory religious demands. It upholds equality laws that protect women, LGBT people, and minorities. These equality laws ensure that non-believers have the same rights as those who identify with a religious or philosophical belief. N.A.S.H is not an atheistic organization. Atheism is a lack of belief in gods. Secularism does not seek to challenge the tenets of any particular religion or belief; neither does it seek to impose atheism on anyone. The National Alliance of Secular Homeschoolers will work to: 1) Provide a national framework of structure, support, and connection for those homeschoolers who identify themselves with secular homeschooling and as a by-product create a demand for secular curriculum and other materials that cater to secular homeschoolers, 2) Raise awareness of homeschooling, as it exists in the Secular community, in society, 3) Provide support and guidance for current Secular homeschoolers or those interested in Secular homeschooling. Our first N.A.S.H planning session, to include appointing volunteers to positions and developing an action plan, will take place at the 1st annual conference in Atlanta in September.