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The Illini Coalition of Reason is a team of atheist, freethought, and humanist groups working together in Central Illinois. Our goals are twofold: To foster a sense of community among like-minded individuals and show the general public that people who don't believe in a god or gods can be decent citizens who contribute to society as a whole.
So, if you are of a secular mind, you are not alone. Thousands of your friends and neighbors think and feel as you do. And there are local groups that share your views and welcome your participation! This page will help you find events to attend, activities in which to participate, groups to join and people with whom to socialize.
Nonbelievers benefit from a supportive community for friendship, learning, social service, and activism as much as anyone else. Moreover, atheists and agnostics make up a significant portion of the population, both nationally and globally, outnumbering most other religious minorities combined. In fact, the American Religious Identification Survey reports that 12 percent of Americans are nontheistic, making us one of the largest minorities in the United States. And yet, a lack of organization frequently prevents us from enjoying the benefits of these large numbers. IlliniCoR is here to change that.
To the larger religious community, we have this to say: Though we as nontheists are without a belief in the supernatural, we do share the same compassionate human values that most people embrace. As hard working, tax-paying, ethical citizens, we care deeply about our families, our communities, our state, our nation, and the world.