Media Clippings and Videos

Secular of Humanists of Western Lake Erie (SHoWLE) will post any press it gets on this page. If you are a member of the media or are looking to arrange a speaker, visit our Speaker and Media Inquiries page.


August 5, 2019

The Toledo Blade published a letter-to-the-editor from SHoWLE President Douglas Berger commenting on a the recent announcement that UTMC was wanted to reduce their trauma level certification to Level 3. It was sent as a letter from SHoWLE but the Blade left that part out.

a screencap of the letter to the editor from SHoWLE President Douglas Berger

July 5, 2019

The Toledo Blade published a Letter-to-the-editor from SHoWLE President Douglas Berger, concerning the recent non-vote by Toledo City council member Gary Johnson on the resolution condemning the six-week abortion ban passed by the Ohio legislature in April.

March 8, 2019

President Douglas Berger had a Letter-to-the-editor published in the Toledo Blade responding to a Keith Burris op-ed that tried to use a violent incident at UC Berkeley to claim that “both sides” aren’t tolerant to those who hold different views. Doug’s letter argues a different point of view on the incident:

Doug’s letter was edited for space. He has written a blog post that contains the entire text of the letter he submitted.

March 2, 2019

Our President, Doug Berger, had a Letter-to-the-editor published in the Columbus (OH) Dispatch about a state bill that would increase the age range of Medicaid recipients who would be required to work for their benefits:

January 26, 2019

Shawn was quoted in a Toledo Blade story about funerals for people who don’t have a church. She contributed her experience with wanting a non-religious service:

Decmember 8, 2018

Our general meeting was mentioned in the Religious Offering sidebar in the Toledo Blade Religion section:

November 24, 2018

Our “Breakfast with Dr. Darrel Ray” special event got a mention on the religion page of the Toledo Blade:

November 21, 2018

SHoWLE’s Humanist Nooner was featured in the Toledo City Paper on November 21st.

November 3, 2018

Doug had our statement condemning the Tree of Life Synagogue terrorist attack published as a letter to the editor of the Toledo Blade:

June 18th, 2018

Doug had a letter to the editor published in the Toledo Blade

June 3rd to 5th 2018

Doug appeared on camera on WTOL and was quoted in several additional news stories about the saving of St. Anthony Catholic Church on Nebraska Ave.

June 2nd, 2018

Doug and Shawn were profiled in a big article in the Toledo Blade religion section. They talked about forming SHoWLE and the need for secular voices in Toledo, Northwest Ohio, and Southeast Michigan.

May 5th, 2018

Our first meeting was mentioned in the Toledo Blade religion section:

Meeting announcement in the Blade
Religion Section Toledo Blade 05/05/2018