Kansas City Coalition of Reason

About Us

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

This website is currently under construction. Please visit again to see what’s new!

Groups

KC Freethiners

Under the KC Freethinkers umbrella, we have many active meetup groups to choose from, as well as a variety of activities.

Check them out:

 
Black FreeThinkers of KC

The black community has strong ties to religion. It’s cultural, which makes being a black freethinker extremely difficult.  Regardless of where you’re at in your journey, there are friends waiting to help you. You’re not alone.  The purpose of this group isn’t to separate us from other freethinkers.  It’s to change the perception that being black automatically means you believe in the supernatural.  It’s to provide support.  We can and do lead positive, fulfilling lives without a higher power.

This group is open to freethinkers, atheists, agnostics, deists, or whatever label you feel comfortable with…and yes, even open minded theists!

 
Franklin County Philosophers
  • φιλοσοφία
  • philosophia
  • philosophy

These all mean, literally, "love of wisdom"

Do you wonder about how much you really know, or how you know it? Do you want to understand how to be a good person, and how to recognize this in others? If you think these questions are not only interesting, but essential in your daily life, then you are a philosopher too – and we would like to meet you.

As long as you are prepared to question your beliefs and those of others, all points of view are welcome.

Come to learn something, come to meet some new friends, come to have some fun.

 

Kansas City FreeThinkers Social Group

A group of non-religious adults who get together for general social activities – conversation, dining, drinking, dancing, picnics, hiking, whatever we think of.

 

Kansas Freethought Society

This is Meetup is for all freethinkers, people who want to learn about freethought, and people who want to meet other freethinkers.

 

 
Kansas City Free Thought – Wyandotte & Leavenworth County

Believe it or not, there are Free Thinkers in Wy & Lv Counties. Yes, we live in a very conservative area and it's tough to be open about thinking differently than most of the people you know. Our group, is a great opportunity to meet other Free Thinking individuals who have many of the same experiences, challenges and struggles with being "different". We have great conversations on all kinds of topics, provide support for each other and just have a good time, together.

If you are struggling with the concept of religion or just want to be able to speak openly about your beliefs, you will find us to be people who are open minded and free thinking. Many of our members were once deeply dedicated to their faith, even pastors of their own churches. Others are still considering where they stand within the free thinking community. Some are very involved in other area groups. Most of us believe that religion has no place in our lives. Please come visit our meetup and share your story.

 


KC Midtown Free Thinkers

This meetup group is a place where people who enjoy critical thinking and reason can get together and discuss things they are interested in, feel comfortable discussing controversial subjects such as religion, and express their points of view without being immediately shunned for violating the restraints of dogma or tradition.

Oh, and don't forget having fun!

 

KC Skeptical Women

KC Skeptical Women is a group for any free thinking, skeptical woman who wants to meet and make friends with other free thinking, skeptical women!

 
Midwest Skeptics Society

This weekly meetup features a speaker every week, to share a topic with us, followed by drinks and more informal socalizing.

 
Northland Freethinkers

We are a group of atheists, humanists, skeptics, and agnostics looking to get together with like-minded individuals in the northern Kansas City area.

Mission

To provide a way for freethinkers, skeptics, humanists, atheists, agnostics, brights, and anyone else with an open mind wanting to discuss scientific, philosophical, religious, political, and other topics of interest. We also contribute back to the community through monthly philanthropic events, and try to coordinate with other similarly-minded groups to raise awareness about important issues and exchange ideas.

We are also on Facebook!

 

Provacateurs and Peacemakers

THE PROVOCATEURS – Science • Philosophy • Spirituality • Atheism —> Provocative Discussion

  • Want to hear differing viewpoints in rational dialogue?
  • Want deep discussion on issues that matter?
  • Want to make friends across the aisle?

Come exploring with us at our next meeting of The Provocateurs. We meet twice a month and have no trouble being provocative — our only rule is that we give everyone a chance to talk and hear them with respect. Come to learn — and to give us a piece of your mind.

State Line FreeThinkers

Come our State Line Meetup for atheists, agnostics, humanists, secularists, and other godless heathens.

We meet monthly to for casual discussion.

 

Additional Groups in Kansas City

Kansas City Atheist Coalition

Activism

The word atheist has become a dirty word in our society. We're changing that. As we work for awareness and acceptance, we're also fighting the perception that this is a Christian nation and all that entails. Activism brings strangers together for discussion, and we want to encourage this.

Philanthropy

Many charities are dominated by religious institutions and in order to make a difference in causes we care about, atheists have had to stay silent and blend in or risk being ostracized. We want to declare ourselves moral without mythology and help our fellow human beings on our own terms.

Community

A social and support network for the scorned segment of atheists in Kansas City is something we will continue to build. We want to help atheists reach out to each other and together develop a comfort level in announcing to the rest of the community their lack of belief.

 

Freethinking Family Fellowship

Fellowship, it's not just for churches anymore.

We think fellowship does not have to be based on religion. We think there is a need for freethinking families to gather with other like-minded people. We think that Saturday night should also be fun for parents with children.

We are looking for freethinking families who do not fit into the majority of the secular meetings in the KC area. Do you find it a challenge to attend weeknight and adult only meetings? Do you wish your children were able to interact with other freethinking children? Single parent? Gay parents? Future parents? Grandparents? Freethinkers of all ages are welcome.

 

Freethinkers of Eastern Jackson County, MO
 
Freethinkers of Lee’s Summit, MO

 

Recovering from Religion™

Recovering Religionists are people discovering the joy of living superstition free. Individuals who want to interact with others who are escaping their religious upbringing and want the social support that religion offers, without all the religious and superstitious baggage. Instead of praying for you, we will listen and support you.

We will challenge you to think for yourself and to think rationally about the problems we all face in life. We will encourage you to seek the best answers and avoid the easy ones that religion uses to trap and ensnare.

We welcome anyone, but we are not interested if you are coming to share your faith or tells us about your god, Jesus, or Allah. You can leave your tea leaves and crystals at home.

 

 

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