The Secular Community of Silicon Valley is coming alive!
Welcome! There are many Secular groups in Silicon Valley. We hope our website helps you find one that meets your interests and your definition of secular. Use the Groups tab above to find a local group that might match your desire for community. Or for nation wide results, use the national page for the United Coalition of Reason, or maybe the Secular Directory website. These sites will tell you where to go if you are seeking to meet others of like mind and interests or want to find organizations that can give you a larger voice in our culture.
"Live better, help often, wonder more." That's the motto of Sunday Assembly, a very new, godless congregation that meets to hear great talks, sing inspiring songs, create community and rejoice in the wonders of our world. The Sunday Assembly is part foot-stomping show, part-atheist church, and 100% celebration of life. The first Sunday Assembly in Silicon Valley was held in November 2013. For more information on Sunday Assembly, go to: http://sundayassemblysiliconvalley.org/.
Are you an Atheist? The Atheist Community of San Jose (ACSJ) is an organization for atheists and like-minded non-believers, founded to develop and support the atheist community and to provide opportunities for socializing, philanthropy, education, and friendship. They promote a positive public perception of atheists and secularists, and work with other organizations in pursuit of common goals.
The Silicon Valley Coalition of Reason is made up of atheist, freethought, and humanist groups working together in the Silicon Valley 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.
We can be reached at [siliconvalleycor 'at' gmail.com] if you have any questions.
This website is open for comments. Let us know if there is anything you would like to change or add. Plus, please visit again to see what's new!
The Silicon Valley Coalition of Reason is a coalition of local groups, each with a specific focus for our community of atheists, agnostics, humanists, and freethinkers in general.
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Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley
Our community is a chapter of the Sunday Assembly. Sunday Assembly is the best bits of church but without reference to god, religious belief or the supernatural. It’s one hour, once per month, of guest speakers, inspirational readings, socializing and singing awesome pop songs. Many of us gather for lunch afterward.
In between Assemblies we host small group (“smoup”) events focusing on special interests and socializing.
While we are an atheist congregation we are not anti-religion. We simply celebrate life, love, and the world as it is—and the fact that, as far as we know, we only live once so we should make the best of it. If that appeals to you then please come join us for an hour of fun, inspirational talks and the singing of pop songs.
The Humanist Community in Silicon Valley
Our community is a chapter of the American Humanist Association. Our goal is to meet the social, intellectual, and emotional needs of humanists of all ages. We have weekly events and activities, including our children's program on Sundays.
The Atheist Community of San Jose
The Atheist Community of San Jose (ACSJ) is an organization for atheists and like-minded non-believers, founded to develop and support the atheist community and to provide opportunities for socializing, philanthropy, education, and friendship. We promote a positive public perception of atheists and secularists, and work with other organizations in pursuit of common goals.
Atheists, Humanists, & Agnostics (AHA!) at Stanford
Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics (AHA!) at Stanford is a joint graduate-undergraduate student organization that promotes freethought and rational discourse on the Stanford campus. We are proudly affiliated with the Secular Student Alliance and the Center for Inquiry On Campus, and are also on Facebook.
Camp Quest West
Camp Quest is designed for children, ages 8-17, from non-religious families including atheists, humanists, agnostics, freethinkers and others with a secular world view. They blend world-class science and critical thinking interactive activities with a traditional all-American outdoor camp experience. It's the scientific method paired with campfires and s'mores. Along the way they build community, letting children know that the secular community has something special to offer the world, role models to emulate, and a Humanist philosophy of respect and empathy.
Camp Quest West is the California affiliate of Camp Quest, Inc.
The Ethical Culture Society of Silicon Valley
The Ethical Culture Society of Silicon Valley is a vibrant, caring community dedicated to cultivating ethical growth and action in its members and in the larger world. Ethical Culture is a humanistic religious, philosophical, and educational movement inspired by the ideal that the supreme aim of life is working to create a more humane society. Our focus is on how we live our lives. Our faith is in the capacity and responsibility of human beings to act in their personal relationships and in the larger community to help create a better world.
Atheists of Silicon Valley
We are an atheist organization founded by atheists for atheists. We want to live religion-free lives and promote our U.S. Constitutional right of freedom from religion. We are affiliated with American Atheists, and are committed to:
* Defending the separation of government & religion, and the civil rights of atheists
* Promoting critical thinking, with science as our basis for knowledge
* Understanding our love and compassion
* Promoting respect toward all freethinkers
* Educating the public about atheists & atheism
* Meeting other atheists for mutual learning and enjoyment
The Bay Area Russell Set
The Bay Area Russell Set (BARS) is a local chapter of the Bertrand Russell Society, based in Silicon Valley. Our organization is named after the philosopher, mathematician, humanist, and peace activist Bertrand Russell. It is dedicated to exploring his ideas and advancing his ideals.
D.A.M.N.: Doubters, Agnostics, Mythbusters & Nontheists of De Anza College
D.A.M.N. is a home for nontheists at De Anza College where we can share our joy in reality, help our community and educate ourselves and others. We are an affiliate of the Secular Student Alliance.
Humanist Roots Group of UUCPA
We are a growing community of friendly and intelligent people dedicated to the spiritual, intellectual and social needs of south San Francisco Bay area humanists. Everyone is welcome to join our monthly potluck dinner/discussion parties usually held on the first Saturday of each month, at 6:00 pm, in the UUCPA (Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto) Fireside room. Discussion topics vary from the philosophical/religious, such as personal beliefs and ethics, to scientific topics of our day that range from evolution vs. creationism, to global warming, genetic engineering, cloning, Charles Darwin and Richard Dawkins.
Humanists of San Mateo County
We are a small but dedicated group of freethinkers, atheists, agnostics, and humanists. We meet in Foster City the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. We choose articles, books and topics related to humanism and secular humanism.
We are affiliated with the Humanist Community in Silicon Valley and believe that Humanism is a philosophy of life based on science and reason rather than supernaturalism. The responsibility for our lives is ours and ours alone.
email: humanistsofsanmateo [at] googlegroups.com
Contact the SVCoR Coordinator: Rick Thomas, siliconvalleycor [at] gmail.com
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