African Americans for Humanism DC (AAH DC)
Ernest Parker, Group Leader
African Americans for Humanism DC (AAH DC) exists to bring black secular humanists together, to provide a forum for communication, and to facilitate coordinated action. In an irrational world, those who stand for reason must stand together. African Americans for Humanism DC is a program of the Center for Inquiry DC.

American University Humanist Community
c/o AU Humanist Chaplaincy
4400 Massachusetts Ave.
Washington DC 20016
Benjamin Cook, Communications Director
To make an open forum for atheists, skeptics, rationalists, agnostics and empiricists. We also actively promote secular values and education through philosophy and Socratic discussion.

Camp Quest Chesapeake
Mary Bellamy, Registrar
1914 Kentsdale Lane
Vienna, VA 22182
CQ Chesapeake provides a residential summer camp experience based on secular humanist and freethought philosophy and values.

Center for Inquiry DC
Melody Hensley, Executive Director
1020 19th Street NW Suite 425
Washington, DC 20036
CFI DC offers an opportunity to put your principles into practice by joining other rationalists to work for positive change in society.

DC Region Atheists
Don Wharton, organizer
Washington, DC
DC Region Atheists is formally organized as a chapter of the Washington Area Secular Humanists. The primary emphasis is on informal community building and more engaged secular activism. Our primary web presence will be with the DC Atheists Meetup. The goal of engagement with political and religious groups is seen to be critical in advancing separation of church and state and increasing the positive regard for secularism and critical thinking.

George Washington University Secular Society
President: Will Bonnett
GWSS intends to unify and represent like-minded individuals who believe in scientific reason and the strict separation of church and state. Our Constitution strictly declares that the Secular Society will aim to end discrimination and intolerance against secular-minded people, as well as to promote awareness of scientific progress and church-state relations in the United States and across the globe.

Hispanic American Freethinkers
Contact: Lorena Rios

Humanist Helpers
Sarah Hippolitus, Organizer
Humanist Helpers provides opportunities to do community service projects that align with humanist goals in the DC metro area - DC, Northern Virginia and Maryland.

Humanists of UUCF
Mary K. Bellamy, facilitator
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax
2709 Hunter Mill Rd.
Oakton, VA 22124
The mission and purpose of the group is to recognize and nurture those within UUCF whose beliefs and values orientation is primarily exemplified by Humanist thought.

The Washington Congregation for Secular Humanistic Judaism
Roz Seidenstein, Executive Director
P.O. Box 24014
Washington, DC 20015
Machar is a member-driven community which thrives on diversity. Our member families often come from different cultures, countries, and religious belief systems.

Maryland-DC Chapter
Washington Area Secular Humanists

Gary Berg-Cross, Coordinator
13 Atwell Ct
Potomac MD, 20854
The Maryland DC (MDC) Chapter of WASH meets the third Saturday of each month, September through June, unless otherwise noted. Meetings are held in libraries of the Montgomery County system in Maryland near Washington DC. Currently we are meeting in the Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave. Chevy Chase, MD.

Northern Virgina Chapter
Washington Area Secular Humanists

Jason Torpy, Coordinator
The Northern Virginia Chapter of Washington Area Secular Humanists meets in Fairfax and Alexandria. We aim to promote scientific literacy, critical thinking and a forum to explore humanist principles and how they relate to all aspects of the human experience.

Northern Virginia Ethical Society (NoVES)
P.O. Box 984
Vienna, VA 22183
Kelly Huyghebaert, Board Member
The mission of NoVES is to bring out the best in others and thereby in ourselves, strengthen our relationships with one another, and build a more humane world by offering a humanistic program that promotes ethical growth and learning, builds and sustains community and implements ethical action beyond our Society.

NoVA/DC Metro Parenting Beyond Belief
Jacquin Pierce Allen, Organizer
In a world divided and dominated by religion, secular parenting can be a lonely endeavor. This meetup group offers friendship and support to parents who are raising their children without religion.

Rosalind Eaton, Outreach and Operations Coordinator at MAAF
202-656-MAAF (6223)
NoVA-DC MAAF is the local chapter of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers. Members of the military, veterans, family and friends, and civilians are all welcome.

Secular Student Alliance (George Mason University)
Contact: Zach Ashton
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Secular Student Alliance of Prince George's Community College
Aina Haya
Lasan D-Bangura
301 Largo Rd
Kettering, MD 20774
The mission of the Secular Student Alliance is to promote the ideals of scientific and critical inquiry, democracy, secularism, and human-based ethics. We are an affiliate of

Secular Students at Howard University
Ricco Hill, President
Twitter: @SecularHU
Secular Students at Howard University provides a community for student freethinkers, atheists, agnostics, skeptics, rationalists, humanists, and those who want to explore ideas from a rational, scientific, and non-theistic perspective.

UMD Freethought
University of Maryland
David Markum, President
College Park, MD, 20740 (Justin Skovholt, contact)
UMD Freethought aims to unite to create a community for the non-religious and non-religious-friendly at the University of Maryland, College Park. 

Washington, DC Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics
Roy Speckhardt, Organizer
1777 T ST NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
DC-AHA meets in DC, and close-in locations for social, activist, educational, and philanthropic events.

Washington Ethical Society (WES)
Amanda Poppei, Leader
7750 16th St. NW
Washington, DC 20012
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WES is a humanistic congregation that affirms the worth of every person. Our Sunday Platform Service is the heart of our community life. This is where we gather to reflect, to share companionship, and to refresh and renew our commitment to creating a more ethical world.





Friends of the Washington DC Coalition of Reason

Friends are not members of the Washington CoR but support our mission; these organizations are located in the greater Washington DC Metropolitan Area.

The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science
Robyn E. Blumer, Executive Director
1012 14th St., NW, Suite 209
Washington, DC 20005
"Science is the poetry of reality." -- Richard Dawkins