If you don’t believe in gods, you are not alone. Thousands of your friends and neighbors in the Washington area feel the same as you. The Washington Coalition of Reason is a group of local organizations joined together to increase the growth, visibility and acceptance of nontheists throughout the area.

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.

WashingonCoR.org informs secular people in the Washington area that there are groups to join, activities in which to participate, events to attend and like-minded people with which to socialize. In short, we want to help those who find their philosophical home grounded in the physical world around us.

Those nonbelievers who are not ready, or who are unable, to “come out” can take comfort in knowing that they are not the only ones who see the world as 100% natural.

For the religious community, we want them to realize that, although nontheists reject the supernatural, we share with them compassionate human values that most religious believers embrace. In most ways, we are like them; hard working, tax paying, moral citizens who care deeply about our families, our communities, our state and our country.

Nontheists are a large minority, larger than many minorities who have much more political and cultural influence than we do. WashingtonCoR has organized to increase our standing in the marketplace of ideas and to take our rightful place at the table of acceptance and equal rights. We invite all nontheists to support us in our efforts.

Even if you never join a group or attend a meeting you can help the Washington DC region move forward by contributing to local or national participating organizations. And you can always help to further the nontheistic community just by standing up proudly for your reason-based life among your friends and family. It's OK to not believe in gods.


Email us for more information.


Mary Bellamy
Washington CoR Coordinator

Don Wharton
Washington CoR Webmaster