The Bay Coalition of Reason is made up of atheist, freethought, and humanist groups working together in the San Francisco Bay 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 neighbors 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, 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.
Center For Inquiry / San Francisco
The Center for Inquiry / San Francisco is the local branch of the Center for Inquiry which is a transnational organization promoting science, reason and secular values. The Center for Inquiry is the parent body of the Council for Secular Humanism. It announce events on its meetup and facebook pages.San Francisco Atheists is a local affiliate of American Atheists and
San Francisco Atheists
San Francisco Atheists is a local affiliate of American Atheists and sponsor of several annual events including summer picnics, How Weird Street Fair, Evolutionpalooza! (San Francisco’s oldest Darwin Day
celebration) and the world’s first and oldest Atheist Film Festival. They hold monthly programs in downtown San Francisco.
Fellowship of Humanity
The Fellowship of Humanity, Oakland, is a deep green Humanist Church founded in 1935 by atheist and socialist organizers in Upton Sinclair’s EPIC campaign for Governor. A church, the Fellowship’s religion is Secular Humanism, an oxymoron, which the Supreme Court of California held to be a religion in 1957 (see Wikipedia). Today we carry on its progressive activist and Humanist traditions, while adding an environmental dimension. We operate Humanist Hall, a center for progressive and minority communities. http://www.HumanistHall.org
Contra Costa Atheists and Freethinkers
CCAF is a local affiliate of American Atheists. Its purpose is to provide its members informative and enjoyable activities that promote faith-free discourse. CCAF supports the efforts of atheists, freethinkers and skeptics in gaining recognition, respect and influence. Activities have included organized hikes, invited speakers, moderated discussions, parties, and group rendezvous at clubs, movies and restaurants.
We communicate with members and reach out to potential nonmembers via our private Meetup
We may also be contacted via email at [email protected]