The Reno Coalition of Reason is made up of four Reno atheist, agnostic, freethought, skeptic, and humanist groups all working together. 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.
We’re comprised of several local groups, each with their own specific goals and flavors. Please visit our Groups Listing page to find a group that sounds interesting to you, and join in with its next meeting.
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. If you’re a Reno atheist, humanist or other non-theist, we hope you’ll be a part of the community!
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.
Meet the Reno Atheist, Humanist & Secular Organizations that make up the Reno CoR
Reno Freethinkers is a secular organization which meets twice a month (sometimes more!) for group discussion, community, volunteering, and the occasional social event.
Reno Freethinkers focuses discussion around humanist, atheist, agnostic, freethought, skeptic, science, philosophy, and other non-theistic topics. All are welcome, regardless of personal beliefs, and we expect our members to come with a respectful, open and critical mind.
Secular Student Alliance at the University Of Nevada, Reno
The Secular Student Alliance at the University of Nevada, Reno is an affiliate of the Secular Student Alliance on UNR’s campus. SSA at UNR is a group for secular, atheist, and agnostic students to socialize with like-minded individuals and have equal representation as a club on UNR’s Campus.
The SSA at UNR works to combat negative stereotypes of non-theists and secularists by committing ourselves to having a strong presence in community involvement and in the issues regarding the separation of church and state.
Reno Pastafarians is a group devoted to worshipping “his noodliness”, the great satirical Flying Spaghetti Monster. For more info about The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, check Wikipedia.
Try us for 90 days. If it doesn’t work out, your old religion will probably take you back!.
Citizens for a Secular Nevada
Citizens for a Secular Nevada maintains a member list for agnostics, atheists and secular Nevadans (and even friends from other states) interested in the separation of church and state. It also provides licensed atheist, agnostic, and secular wedding ceremonies to the greater Reno, Sparks and Tahoe areas at a low cost.
Citizens for a Secular Nevada was featured in a recent issue of Freethought Today, which is available by clicking here.
Friends of the Reno CoR
Reno Skeptics’ mission is to educate those in Northern Nevada and the Lake Tahoe Area to the application and benefits of the scientific method and critical thought; and to the growing local promotion of pseudoscience, paranormal, supernatural and other irrational beliefs.
Reno Skeptics typically remains neutral on issues of politics and religion, as other organizations exist that are better suited to, and organized for these purposes. However, issues that cause physical, psychological, monetary or other harm will be explored.