If you don’t believe in God, you are not alone. Hundreds of your neighbors in Delaware and the surrounding areas feel the same as you do! The Delaware Coalition of Reason is comprised of several Delaware atheist, humanist and secular groups that would be happy to welcome you.
Greetings and welcome to one of the latest members of the United Coalition of Reason, now in Delaware, the First State. The purpose of the United Coalition of Reason is to help local groups such as ourselves to coordinate together in every region of the United States and Canada. You’ll find agnostics, atheists, Humanists, freethinkers, and other nonbelievers, and activities from socializing to volunteerism to community activism. DelCOR, the Delaware Coalition of Reason, is a joint effort to help you connect to groups near you, to provide you with information and a sense of community, and to give you a way to combine your voice with others who are ready to move society forward.
While all of our groups in Delaware share all of those common goals, each has its own particular emphasis and atmosphere. Some are focused on scientific inquiry and education. Others are focused on ethics, community, and community service. There are also groups that are just laid back an focus on rational conversation and making new friends. All are committed to promoting wider acceptance of a more rational and contemporary view of humanity and the universe we live in.
We hope you will take the opportunity to enjoy some of the organizations, events and activities you can link to through this website. But even if you never join a group or attend a meeting you can help our region move forward by contributing to local or national participating organizations. And you can always help the cause just by standing up proudly for your reality-based worldview among your friends and family.
If you have additional questions feel free to e-mail us:
Chuck Dyke, DelCoR Coordinator
Participating members include:
Delaware Association for Humanism
Open to all ethical atheists, agnostics, skeptics and other freethinkers, the Delaware Association for Humanism exists for the betterment of humanity and for the planet we all share. DAH is an affiliate of the Council for Secular Humanism and is a charter chapter of the American Humanist Association. As such, we adhere to the humanist philosophy these organizations embody. In addition to getting together to socialize and discuss beliefs, philosophies and the challenges of being ‘outsiders’, we aim to become a real presence in the Delaware community. By improving our visibility, we can work to thwart church-state violations on the local level and add our voices to the efforts of groups working on the national level. If you share the desire to see reason replace faith; if you champion the efforts of rational thought and human compassion in improving our Delaware communities, then we hope you will join us!
Delaware Atheist Meetup
Delaware Atheist Meetup was established in June, 2013. We are the local affiliate of American Atheists and host bi-monthly meetings; one is strictly social in nature, offering us an opportunity to come together in a relaxed environment and enjoy each other’s company, allowing us to freely express our individual thoughts and ideas that champion reason over superstition. Our other monthly meeting is intended to be more informative. As such, we have invited speakers to join us so that we can be better informed in our positions and understandings.We also have a commitment to community involvement and have participated in several events in both Newark – our home base – and in the greater Delaware area. Notably, we participated in Newark’s annual Community Day, a family-friendly event that features several hundred vendors and multiple stages for musical performances and entertainment.
Organizer: Deanna Daly
Newark Atheists A cornerstone of what we commonly agree on is that there must be a constant search for objective truth. We do not rely upon gods or other supernatural forces to solve our problems or provide guidance for our conduct. We rely instead upon the application of reason, the lessons of history, and personal experience to form an ethical/moral foundation and to create meaning in life. Furthermore, we look to the methodology of science as the most reliable source of information about what is factual or true about the universe we all share, acknowledging that new discoveries will always alter and expand our understanding of it and perhaps change our approach to ethical issues as well. In any case our cosmic outlook draws primarily from human experiences and scientific knowledge.
Organizer: Chuck Dyke