KANSAS CITY FREE THOUGHT
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it. Christopher Hitchens
The Kansas City Metropolitan Area is home to a variety of robust organizations and individual bloggers dedicated to free thought. Additionally, groups exist in many cities outside of the metropolitan area and in the high schools, colleges and universities in the region. National groups further enhance free thought opportunities. If you are a secular humanist, atheist, agnostic, skeptic or other freethinker or just want to learn more, most of the groups will welcome you to share in their activities. Find links to them in the catagory links below:
If you operate a national group dedicated to advancing free thought or know of one that is not listed and you would like it added, please send an email request to Greg with all pertinent information. A suggested group description would be helpful, but please limit it to three or four lines.
- American Atheists is a national organization dedicated to the advancement of atheism. Link: http://www.atheists.org
- Americans United for Separtion of Church and State is a national group dedicated to preserving the separation of church and state. It is open to all persons believing in keeping church and state separate where they are religious or non-religious, so technically it is not a free thought group. It is included here since its goals are consistent with the goals of freethinkers. There is a local chapter of the group in Kansas City. Links: National - http://www.au.org/; and Local: http://www.meetup.com/aukansascity/
- The Freedom from Religion Foundation promotes separation of church and state and educates the public on matters of nontheism. Its activities include publication of a free thought newspaper, sponsors essay contests and engages in litigation related to church and state matter. Link: http://www.ffrf.org/