The Treasure Valley Coalition of Reason is made up of atheist, freethought, skeptic, and humanist groups working together in the Boise 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.
For more information contact:
Member Organizations of the
Treasure Valley CoR:
Boise State Secular Student Alliance (BSSSA)
BSSSA is a student organization of Boise State University.
Our goals are to:
- Establish a home for, and foster acceptance of, secular students.
- Continuously educate ourselves, the student population, and the community with regard to scientific discoveries.
- Encourage critical thought with regard to all belief systems and philosophies.
- Continuously educate ourselves with regard to the belief systems and philosophies of others so that we may truly understand their arguments and speak from a position of knowledge.
- Present a positive view of atheism, agnosticism, rationalism, secularism, humanism, skepticism, and all non-religious worldviews to the community.
- Establish relationships with other related organizations around the world to share ideas.
- Offer debates, educational workshops, guest speakers, movie showings, a book club, open discussion, and social gatherings for Boise State University students and the surrounding community.
- Promote and practice the open, rational, and scientific examination of the universe and our place in it.
- Promote the view that ethics and morality can be meaningfully based on humanistic and rational values.
- Advocate for the separation of church and state.
Humanists of Idaho
The mission of Humanists of Idaho is:
- To educate Idahoans about Humanism,
- To encourage rational thinking,
- To demonstrate Humanist values and fellowship in our activities
- To provide a support system for freethinking Idahoans, and
- To engage in charitable efforts, community projects and political activism.
The Huumanists of Treasure Valley
The Huumanists of Treasure Valley are an informal group committed to understanding and supporting each other and our larger community within this natural world. We discuss agreed-upon topics and occasionally sponsor speakers and programs of interest.
We are in informal group utilizing a simple format: agree on what we want to discuss each month; share when you are ready. We meet the third Sunday of each month in the Boise UU Fellowship library, 11:15am, 6200 Garrett street in Garden City.