Gulf Coast Coalition of Reason

About Us

The Gulf Coast Coalition of Reason is made up of atheist, freethought, and humanist groups working together in the Gulf Coast 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.

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Alabama Groups

Greater Mobile Atheists

We are a community of Freethinkers who represent logical reason against the religious minded in Alabama. We believe decisions for Alabama should be based on human needs and not religious faith. We are a Secular Free thinking group, and other similar systems of thought are welcome.

Contact: [email protected]

Mobile Atheist Community

Our goal is to provide atheists in our area an escape from the social pressures of living in the Bible Belt.

Contact: [email protected]

Secular Student Alliance at University of South Alabama (SSA-USA)

Branch of the Secular Student Alliance at the University of South Alabama

Contact: [email protected]

SW Alabama Free Thinkers

A group for Free-Thinkers, Agnostics, Atheists, etc….or just those who believe strongly in Constitutionally mandated separation of church and state to protect the rights of minority religious views as well as non-believers in SW Alabama. Join us and help us organize group meetings, social events and outings.

Contact: [email protected]

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Mobile

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Mobile values freedom, responsibility, acceptance of others without judgment, world community, and respect for the entire interconnected web of existence. UUFM is a church without dogma and we have members with a variety of backgrounds and religious perspectives.

Contact: [email protected]

Florida Groups

Gulf Coast Freethinkers

A Meetup group for Agnostics, Atheists, Freethinkers, Humanists, Skeptics, and other similar minded people based around Pensacola, Florida.

Contact: [email protected]

CFI on Campus – Gulf Coast State College

We are the Gulf Coast State College (GCSC) Center for Inquiry (CFI). Our purpose: “Promoting and defending science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and secular values in all areas of human endeavor. The GCSC Center for Inquiry On Campus encourages evidence-based research into science, pseudoscience, medicine, ethics, and religion.”

Contact: [email protected]

Humanists of West Florida

The Mission of the Humanists of West Florida is to facilitate the advancement of humanist thought and action in Pensacola and surrounding areas by interconnecting groups of humanists, atheists, agnostics and non-religious. We will strive for equal participation in government and societal life through building strategic partnerships with other humanist and freethought organizations and with our religious neighbors to advance the greater good of humanity.

Contact: [email protected]

Military Atheists and Secular Humanists (MASH)

Military service members, spouses, veterans and civilians are all welcome. We are all shades of non-theism, be it: Atheist, Agnostics, Skeptics, Humanists, all are welcome and represented here from every branch of military service. Looking to build a core group of serious and active members, military or civilian, who wish to be a part of a meaningful community. We are Active Duty Soldiers, Army spouses, parents, retirees, from many backgrounds coming together for shared goals and friendship.

Contact: [email protected]

Okaloosa/Walton Freethinkers

Okaloosa/Walton Freethinkers is an open forum and community for Freethinkers, atheists and skeptics to share their ideas, ask questions, and make some new friends along the way. The surrounding areas of Crestview, Baker, Laurel Hill, Defuniak, Niceville, Shalimar, Destin and Ft. Walton are full of individuals with similar view points, but there are few ways to meet them.

Contact: [email protected]

Pensacola Secular Society

Our mission is to be a voice for the skeptic, agnostic and atheist community. We are here for support and to play a major role in defending seperation of church and state. Our goals include community outreach, fundraising for local charities and showing the Pensacola community that we are all good without gods.

Contact: [email protected]

Secular Bay County

Secular Bay County is a place for residents of Bay County, Florida to meet and connect with other freethinkers in the area.

Contact: [email protected]

Secular Family Network of Pensacola (SFN)

The mission of the SFN is to provide a website listing of secular family support groups for families who don’t make religion the central focus of their family, or who do not observe any religious practice at all.

Contact: [email protected]

Secular Student Alliance at University of West Florida (UWF-SSA)

Branch of Secular Student Alliance at the University of West Florida

Contact: [email protected]

United Secular Association of the Emerald Coast (USA-EC)

An association of non-theists, atheists, naturalists, humanists, skeptics, freethinkers and other secularists of the Fort Walton Beach area, seeking community and support from other like minded individuals.

Contact: [email protected]

Mississippi Groups

Mississippi Gulf Coast Atheist and Freethinking Association

This group is designed to be a free platform of communication about religion, politics, and freethinking ideas. Come join the discussions and find out more about freethinking societies.

Contact: [email protected]

Mississippi Gulf Coast Humanists

Our group was started a little over a year ago to address the need for a Humanist group in south Mississippi. We have social meetings on the 4th sunday of each month and a joint meeting with the MS Gulf Coast Atheist and Freethinking Assoc on the 2nd sunday of each month. Our main objective is finding like minded people to share ideas and life experiences with. We are also active in the community with charity events and political activism.

Contact: [email protected]

Friend Groups

UU Forum of Reason

The purpose of this group is for humanists and freethinkers of UUCP to connect for discussion and social opportunities.

Contact: [email protected]

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