What is a Local CoR?
A local coalition of reason is an inclusive collaboration of all types of nontheist groups — atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers, and others — in the same region of the United States or Canada. The groups in a local CoR work together on social events, volunteering for charity, fundraising, promotion, community outreach, or political activism. We all share a rational philosophy for personal, community, and government decision-making.
Before UnitedCoR, the local nontheist groups in many metro areas either didn’t know about each other or weren’t communicating. They missed opportunities to bring in new members and increase the impact of their initiatives. The United Coalition of Reason was established in 2009 to help them organize and to provide national resources to local projects. We endorse you, support you, promote you, and help you push to a higher level of impact. We bring national resources to you locally, and give your local group visibility nationwide. It’s all free and all up to you, based on your expressed needs.
How do I join?
We’re friendly! You’ll find many local groups eager to greet you. Click your state or province below to find your local CoRs, and then find the list of local groups you can join. Although local CoRs themselves don’t take members, please do sign up for the free UnitedCoR national newsletter here in the sidebar!
How can I help?
Thank you for helping! Local groups are always seeking volunteers to organize meetings and events, manage their online presence, reach out to the community, and plan political activism. Click your state or province below to find your local CoRs, and then get in touch through the contact information for the local CoR or its local member groups.
How can I start a local CoR?
We support you! Contact us for advice and substantial assistance to start your own nontheist group, or to found a local coalition of reason in your region that coordinates the existing groups.
Our groups celebrate democracy. If you want a structure for your local CoR, you can have it, or your local group can affiliate loosely, only working together as needed.
Find more information on our How to Start a Local United Coalition of Reason Group page.
UnitedCoR does not solicit donations. Rather, we’d prefer to see people getting active in their local areas, doing good things with others.
However, many of our local CoR groups are not official charities. There’s just too much paperwork for them to deal with, as most groups are run by volunteers. Under our umbrella, you can give a tax-deductible donation to the United Coalition of Reason and earmark it for a specific local CoR group or cause. This way, you can still get the tax benefit while 100% of your donation will go where you specify. We provide reporting to donors with full transparency, so you can confirm that your donation went where you intended.