(Washington, DC; Tuesday, February 24, 2015) United Coalition of Reason (UnitedCoR) was created i...
The Vancouver Coalition of Reason is made up of atheist, freethought, skeptic, and humanist groups working together in the Vancouver 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.
So, if you are of a secular mind, you aren't alone. Thousands of your friends and neighbours in this area think and feel as you do. And there are local groups that advance your views and welcome your participation! This website will help you find events to attend, activities in which to participate, people with whom to socialize, and groups to join.
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, a 2008 survey by Harris-Decima reports that as many as one-in-four Canadians do not believe in God, with as many as 36% of those under 25 professing their disbelief. This places us as one of the largest minorities in Canada. 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 non-theists 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 province, our nation, and the world.