CFI Pittsburgh is a group of rationalists, skeptics, and humanists that sponsors events, activism, lectures, and educational programs in the Pittsburgh area. The Center for Inquiry's mission is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. CFI Pittsburgh provides an ethical alternative to religious and paranormal worldviews. Among other speakers, CFI Pittsburgh has hosted the atheist bloggers Greta Christina and Hemant Mehta and Dover trial journalist Lauri Lebo. The group also hosts a variety of social events including its annual canoe trip on the Youghiogheny River.
Pittsburgh Secular Freethinkers is a group of secular freethinkers, including atheists, agnostics, skeptics, and deists. The group holds regular meetings, discussion groups, social events, and service projects, and seeks to provide a meaningful community for Pittsburgh's secular residents.
Steel City Skeptics is a blogging and in-person social community for non-religious people in the Pittsburgh area. The group hosts three primary events every month. Drinking Skeptically is held every third Friday of the month at the Double Wide Grill in the Southside. Brunching Skeptically is held on the first Sunday of every month at various locations around the city. Both Drinking Skeptically and Brunching Skeptically are social events where skeptics can hang out and discuss anything of interest. Lastly, the Science and Skepticism Book Club meets on the last Sunday of every month to discuss a book related to nonbelief, science, or rationality.
Campus Coalition Groups
Atheists, Humanists, Agnostics (AHA!), Carnegie Mellon University
AHA is the student secular group at Carnegie Mellon University. The group promotes freedom of expression for the non-faith community and for those who believe that religious is not necessary to be a good person. AHA! provides resources and fellowship for all secular peoples, and promotes rational thinking as a preferable alternative to blind faith.
Secular Alliance, University of Pittsburgh
The Secular Alliance at the University of Pittsburgh is group of secular students who meet regularly to discuss issues relevant to atheism in society today. The group seeks to educate and raise awareness about secular issues as well as to provide a supportive secular community on campus and in the area.