For Immediate Release...
The Reno Coalition of Reason is made up of atheist, agnostic, freethought, skeptic, and humanist groups working together in the Reno area. Our twin goals are to foster a sense of community among the like minded and raise public awareness that people who don't believe in a god or gods can be decent citizens who contribute to the larger society.
We're comprised of several local groups, each with their own specific goals and flavors. Please visit our Groups Listing page to find a group that sounds interesting to you, and join in with its next meeting.
If you are of a secular mind, you aren't alone. Thousands of your friends and neighbors in this area think and feel as you do.
After all, like everyone else, we benefit from a supportive community for friendship, learning, social service, and activism. Moreover, atheists and agnostics make up a significant portion of the population, both nationally and globally, outnumbering most religious and other minorities combined. For example, the American Religious Identification Survey reports that 12 percent of Americans are nontheistic. This places us as one of the largest minorities in America. Yet we don't enjoy the benefits of our numbers because we aren't well organized. This coalition is here to change that.
To the traditional religious community we want to say that, although we nontheists are without a belief in the supernatural, we do share the 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.