The Eastern Iowa Coalition of Reason is made up of 10 Iowa atheist, freethought, and humanist groups working together in the Eastern Iowa 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.
If you are of a secular mind, you aren’t alone. Thousands of your friends and neighbors in eastern Iowa 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 in the Iowa secular community 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.
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|Cedar Valley Atheists|
|Cedar Valley Atheists is a group for all and any Atheist, Agnostics and Secularist from the greater Waterloo/Cedar Falls Metro Area. It is our intent to provide a valid community for these groups and to show those that may hide their skepticism from family, friends, work associates etc that they are not alone! For decades some Christians have worked very hard to erode the separation of Church and State. It is our hope to build this group into a formidable voice of reason and resistance against the furthering of this sectarian agenda in the Cedar Valley.|
| Corridor A-Team
|We are dedicated to building a community of atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, skeptics, etc. within the Iowa Corridor. We exist to allow non-religious people to share their thoughts, ideas, and viewpoints. The Corridor A-Team is meant to be a place where we can be ourselves and enjoy our various interests without religion or other superstitions playing a central role.|
Freethinking Families of Linn County Freethinking Families of Linn County is a social group for parents who are raising their children without religion (i.e. atheists, agnostics, humanists, non-religious, etc.) in Linn County, IA. This group formed to help build a secular community for young families. We are here to support all parents, regardless of where they are in the process of building their families through pregnancy, adoption, fostering, step-parenting, and/or co-parenting. Families are encouraged to participate in our social activities and community volunteer work. The group meets monthly to plan events and have their children socialize. Parents can also engage with other local, secular families through the private Facebook group “Freethinking Families of Linn County”. For more information, contact [email protected]
| Humanists of Linn County
|The Humanists of Linn County is a chapter of the American Humanist Association. As such, we support their efforts to “bring about a progressive society where being good without a god is an accepted and respected way to live life.” Furthermore, our efforts to advocate for equality for nontheists and a society guided by reason, empathy, and our growing knowledge of the world support the mission of the AHA to “promote a worldview that encourages individuals to live informed and meaningful lives that aspire to the greater good.”
Secular Humanists and nontheists (atheists, agnostics, rationalists, naturalists, etc.) are the core of our organization, but we are happy to work with friends and allies on common goals such as defense of our civil liberties and separation of church and state. We work to raise the profile of Humanists and other nontheists in a positive way through discussion, political and social activism, and education. We strive to create a caring and vibrant community of nontheists in Iowa dedicated to ethical living without supernaturalism.
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|Secular Humanists of the Greater Quad Cities Area|
Our group was founded in 2012 to bring the local non-theist community together. Our group is for humanists, atheists, skeptics and freethinkers and others with a naturalistic worldview to find support for their commitment to reason in a culture too often inundated by religion and irrational thought. We meet monthly for fun, friendship, discussion, films and more. Come join us!
|Secular Students at Iowa|
Secular Students at Iowa’s mission is to advance:
1) Advocacy for church/state separation, skepticism, and secular values.
2) Service for the betterment of humanity and living out humanist values.
3) Education for scientific literacy, critical-thinking skills, and rationality.
4) Community for Secular Students
As a UI Student Government recognized/funded organization, we are focused on the University of Iowa and Iowa City community.
We’re invested in supporting student-leader growth and providing opportunities for genuine organizing and leadership experience.
We’re an officially affiliated organization of the Secular Student Alliance.
|Website – Facebook – Twitter – Orgsync|
|Unitarian Universalist Secular Humanist Society|
Organized over 10 years ago, UUSIC Secular Humanists is a large group of unabashed atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, skeptics, and the curious. Meetings include speakers, book discussions, current events/issues, and even dinner/theater events. We also enjoy social events where like-minded folks may mingle. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month
|UNI Freethinkers & Inquirers|
|The UNI Freethinkers & Inquirers is a student group at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. It strives to create a welcoming community for skeptics, atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, secular humanists, and anyone who turns a critical eye to religious and pseudoscientific claims. It has events throughout the year that focus on community, intellectual engagement, activism, and service, including an annual Flying Spaghetti Monster Dinner and Darwin Week. Anyone is welcome at UNIFI events regardless of status as a UNI student or religious affiliation.|
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| Tri-State Humanists
The Tri-State Humanists are a group of like-minded people in the Burlington, Iowa area interested in sharing non-religious discussion and fellowship. We try to see the world from a secular perspective and share that view with others.
Iowa Secular Feminists
This group strives to address the needs of women from a secular perspective and address the problems women, including women of color and LGBTQIA+ women, face within the atheist community.”