Central Arkansas Coalition of Reason

About Us


The Central Arkansas Coalition of Reason seeks to raise public awareness that people can be good without believing in a god.  Central Arkansas CoR brings together humanistic, secular, and nontheistic organizations in our local area.

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.

Like anyone, we all benefit from a supportive community for friends, charity, and fostering a better understanding of secular values with our neighbors. Atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, humanists, skeptics, non-religious, lost tourists, and the confused are all welcome to join us!

It is often claimed that atheists are rare, when in fact nearly 20% of our nation’s population do not believe in a higher power. Still, atheists can on occasion feel isolated when the religious community is so organized and outspoken on issues. We deserve to be heard. Building and participating in a community is the first step in giving us that voice.

Our goal is to unite as many atheists, agnostics and freethinkers in the Central Arkansas area as possible. To enrich the community by hosting and developing informative activities and events and by encouraging and facilitating dialogue in matters of science, reason, ethics, and tolerance. To inform people of their First Amendment freedoms of and from religion, and to monitor and promote the awareness of local separation of church and state issues. To maintain a friendly, healthy relationship with other organizations, and the community.



Arkansas Society of Freethinkers
Located in Little Rock, the ASoF has the largest membership within the Central Arkansas CoR.  It was founded in 1994 and merged with other local atheist, agnostic, and humanist groups in 2008 to form the very active group we have today.

Secular Student Alliance of UALR
University of Arkansas at Little Rock chapter of the Secular Student Alliance.

Secular Student Alliance of UCA
University of Central Arkansas chapter of the Secular Student Alliance.

Secular Student Alliance of Arkansas Tech
Arkansas Tech University chapter of the Secular Student Alliance.

Conway Freethinkers
A group of atheists, agnostics, skeptics and secular humanists in Conway, Arkansas.

Hot Springs Freethinkers
Located in Hot Springs, the Hot Springs Freethinkers goal is to promote a society that is guided by natural laws and reason rather than the supernatural and superstition.

Searcy Freethinkers
A peaceful group of freethinking individuals that enjoy getting together for a god-free, good time in Searcy, Arkansas.

Jonesboro Freethought Alliance
A group of freethinkers, atheists, humanists, skeptics, secularists, Unitarian Universalists, non-believers, and "others" in the Jonesboro, Arkansas area.


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