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NEO CoR, the Northeast Ohio Coalition of Reason, is a joint effort to help you connect to local freethought and humanist groups near you; to provide you with information and a sense of community; to give you a way to combine your voice with others who are ready to move society forward.
While all of these groups share common ground, each has its own particular emphasis and atmosphere. Some are focused on scientific inquiry and education. Others are focused on ethics and community. All are committed to promoting wider acceptance of a more rational and contemporary view of humanity and the universe we live in.
As more reason-based groups have sprung up around the country we feel that forging strong alliances will help us to achieve greater visiblilty and acceptance in our communities. Our the mission of our member groups is not to impose a belief system on anyone else but rather to provide a safe harbor for people who have never believed or now have doubts and no longer feel that organized religion serves a useful role in their lives.
Our member groups are extremely active socially, sponsoring lectures and presentaions on science and social issues, picnics, bicycle rides, freethought movies, hikes, tobogganing. The Humanist view is that life is now, and living a rich, moral and fulfilling existance is our highest goal.
We hope you will take the opportunity to enjoy some of the organizations, events and activities you can link to through this website. But even if you never join a group or attend a meeting you can help our region move forward by contributing to local or national participating organizations. And you can always help the cause just by standing up proudly for your reality-based worldview among your friends and family.