The Inland Empire Coalition of Reason is made up of atheist, freethought, and humanist groups working together in the Riverside, CA 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.
Freethinkers Around Redlands (FAR)
Freethinkers Around Redlands (FAR) is a group dedicated to creating an environment wherein atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, skeptics, secularists, and humanists of all types will meet freely to share and enrich each others lives and communities. We believe firmly in the separation of church and state. We believe that humans are ultimately responsible for their world. We believe in service to the community and in the dignity of all people. We will meet regularly to enjoy our lives while promoting these values. Learn more at: www.meetup.com/Freethinkers-Around-Redlands/
Greater Riverside Skeptics Forum Meetup
We are skeptical at the very least and most of us are atheists and so non-believers in supernatural gods . We are a group that enjoys conversation and discussion without the platitude of “everything happens for a reason” coloring our outlooks. We are a group that offers safety from the disdain of the religious world that sometimes makes us feel very isolated. We want to learn more about science and how we humans fit in the world. Learn more at: http://www.meetup.com/RiversideSkeptics/
Inland Empire Atheists and Agnostics
Founded in 2006, the Inland Empire Atheists and Agnostics is the IE’s oldest and largest community for Atheists, Agnostics, and others who don’t believe in any gods or follow any religions. We seek to be an active force for good in our community and the lives of non-believers. Every month, our members host welcoming social events, engage in intellectual discussions, and host educational speakers. http://www.meetup.com/IEAtheists
Morongo Basin Freethought
We are a local group of enlightened freethinkers (Skeptics, Agnostics, Secular Humanists, non-believers, atheists and others who identify as freethinkers) from the Morongo Basin area (Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, Burns Canyon, Pioneertown, Landers, Flamingo Heights, Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms, MCAGCC 29 Palms, Wonder Valley, areas) who believe there are many issues that need to be discussed, parsed and solutions created. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mbatheists/
Secular Student Alliance at Riverside City College
Don’t believe in God? Join the club! We are a student organization for all atheists, agnostics, skeptics, freethinkers and other non-religious individuals attending Riverside City College.
Group meetings for the upcoming semester are going to be held at 12:00 pm in the Cell/Molecular Lab (Rm. 305) of the MTSC Building. Learn more at: www.facebook.com/groups/RCCSSA/
Secular Women of Greater Riverside
SWGR is a group for women who identify as secular, atheist, agnostic, or freethinker. We’ll be getting together for activities such as dinners out, discussion group, book club, movies, and volunteer work. The group aims to provide a safe space for secular women to make friends, have great conversations, and get together for fun activities. Learn more at: http://www.meetup.com/SecularWomenGreaterRiverside/
Secular Student Alliance at UCR
Secular Student Alliance at UCR is a group where atheist, agnostic, humanist, or just curious students can come and be around people who think and feel the same. We are dedicated to helping the population at UCR know that we are not only a friendly group of people but able to do good in our community. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UCRSSA/
Victor Valley Atheists, Agnostics, and Skeptical Thinkers
A community of Atheists, Agnostics, and Skeptical Thinkers, who gather together to have fun, support one another, and do what we can to present atheism and a secular world view in a positive light. Learn more at: http://www.http://highdesertatheists.com/
Social Justice Committee of the Universalist Unitarian Church of Riverside
The Social Justice Committee of the Universalist Unitarian Church of Riverside’s mission is to foster a diverse community that celebrates life, affirms the individual, encourages spiritual growth and open thought, and works to advance social justice and environmental sustainability. Learn more at: http://www.uuchurchofriverside.org/