Baltimore Coalition of Reason

HumanLight — December 23, 2019


Celebrate HumanLight with Baltimore CoR
Monday, December 23, 2019 at First Unitarian Church of Baltimore 6:30 to 9:30 pm

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About Us

The Baltimore Coalition of Reason (Baltimore CoR) seeks to raise public awareness that people can be good without believing in God.  Baltimore CoR brings together humanistic, secular, and nontheistic organizations in the Greater Baltimore region.

We affirm that all have the ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.  Our understanding of what is good relies on human reason and compassion, and not on theistic or supernatural beliefs.

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The following organizations are members of the Baltimore Coalition of Reason:

UMBC Secular Student Alliance
Facebook Page

The largest secular student group in Maryland.  The chapter of the Secular Student Alliance at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Baltimore Secular Humanists (BSH)
BSH Meetup Group

A chapter of the Washington Area Secular Humanists, Inc. (WASH)

The Baltimore Atheists MeetUp Group

Where atheists can go to meet up in Baltimore

Baltimore Ethical Society (BES)
BES Meetup Group

A humanistic religious fellowship founded in 1950 and a member society of the American Ethical Union.

Baltimore Jewish Cultural Chavurah (BJCC)

The Chavurah is Baltimore’s secular humanistic Jewish community and is affiliated with the Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations and the Society for Humanistic Judaism.

First Unitarian Church of Baltimore

A diverse and mutually supportive community of people who strive to build on our deep historical roots as a congregation to be a beacon of hope, social justice, and liberal religious values in Baltimore and in the world.

Frederick Douglass Humanist Society of Baltimore

We are a community that honors Frederick Douglass as one of the great advocates of civil and human rights, the pursuit of education, free inquiry and critical thought. Our community is open to all people who are committed to humanistic values. The FDHSB is a Chapter of the American Humanist Association.

CFI-DC Drinking Skeptically Baltimore Meetup

Drinking Skeptically is an informal social event designed to promote fellowship and networking among skeptics, critical-thinkers, and like-minded individuals. Drinking Skeptically provides an opportunity for skeptics to talk, share ideas (and yes, drink) in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. To learn more about Drinking Skeptically, see

LGBTQ Humanist Council of Baltimore Meetup

The LGBTQ Humanist Council of Baltimore is a forum for LGBTQ humanists from around the region to exchange ideas on local organizing, find support in coming out as LGBTQ (and a humanist), and to speak out with one voice on issues of concern to the LGBTQ-humanist community! The Council is a Chapter of the American Humanist Association.

Towson University Secular Student Alliance

The chapter of the Secular Student Alliance at Towson University

Baltimore Parenting Beyond Belief

We believe in raising our kids to be ethical and caring freethinkers and to teach them values of reason and compassion. We welcome families of humanists, atheists, freethinkers, skeptics. We recommend Dale McGowan’s book Parenting Beyond Belief.

Sunday Assembly Baltimore

Live Better. Help Often. Wonder More. Sunday Assembly is a nonreligious congregation that celebrates life. We help everyone find and fulfill their full potential. Visit our Facebook page.

Links to Related Organizations

Secular Coalition for Maryland (SCMD)
Twitter: @secularmaryland

The SCMD, as a chapter of the Secular Coalition for America (SCA), brings together secular Marylanders to influence government officials, legislation, and regulations. Our focus is Maryland. Our exclusive purpose is lobbying government officials.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Maryland Chapter
Baltimore Meetup:

We are the Maryland chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. We are a social/activist group.

Washington Area Secular Humanists (WASH)

The largest secular humanist organization serving the Greater Washington, DC area with chapters in Maryland and Virginia.

American Humanist Association (AHA)

The leading voice of humanism in the United States with local chapters and affiliates across the nation

American Ethical Union (AEU)

The national organization for Ethical Culture, a humanistic religious and educational movement founded in 1876

Center for Inquiry

The mission of the Center for Inquiry (CFI) is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. The local branch is CFI-DC.

Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations (CSJO)

CSJO promotes a secular expression of its members’ Jewish heritage.

Society for Humanistic Judaism (SHJ)

The Society for Humanistic Judaism embraces a human-centered philosophy that combines the celebration of Jewish culture and identity with an adherence to humanistic values and ideas.

LGBT Humanist Council

The LGBT Humanist Council of the American Humanist Association is committed to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families. The Council seeks to improve the lives of LGBT individuals though education, public service and outreach and serve as a resource for members of the American Humanist Association, the greater freethought community, and the public on LGBT issues.

Secular Student Alliance

The mission of the Secular Student Alliance is to organize, unite, educate, and serve students and student communities that promote the ideals of scientific and critical inquiry, democracy, secularism, and human-based ethics. We envision a future in which nontheistic students are respected voices in public discourse and vital partners in the secular movement’s charge against irrationality and dogma.

Parents Beyond Belief

“Parents Beyond Belief” shares thoughts and ideas by and for secular parents.

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