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I'd really love for a "freedom from religion" sect in my area. I know quite a few atheist but no idea how to start something.. any ideas??

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There is a chapter in most states including yours. []


Pick a venue (coffeehouse maybe?), talk to the owner of course, pick a day & time, put up flyers, use social media, let people know. Decide on a loose agenda...maybe some entertainment too? (Got any friends who play guitar?) Best wishes!


Start a group on MeetUp website.

Davekp Level 7 Apr 13, 2019

that's what I was going to suggest also ... it does work. Pick a name which is pretty clear as to what it's about for the group. Locally I belong to, for example, the Monterey Skeptics group on Meetup. Use keywords like Agnostic, Atheist, Non-Religious, etc. so that if someone was searching for a group such as yours, their search terms will match and that will be how they find you. Also, Meetup (the organization) will send out an announcement to all their members in relevant area and they will use the key words and specified interests to determine to whom they will send it. The first month costs less than $20 (sign up for only one month, to test the waters).


coffee and donuts.

Casey07 Level 6 Apr 13, 2019

You can make an event on this site and see if it draws anyone close to you???


I found my local Humanists group through meet up and through American Humanists website. []

@LimitedLight Totally my pleasure!


there's also Freedom from Religion Foundation's resources, and UU resources.

Allamanda Level 8 Apr 12, 2019

How about starting a Meet-up group in your area?

mojo5501 Level 7 Apr 12, 2019

I doubt that would be a sect, perhaps a group or club or community?

Allamanda Level 8 Apr 12, 2019

Yeah that would work for me. I would really just like something for others that feel the way I do. My town there literally a church on every other corner. It is ridiculous. I want something else somewhere people with like-minded views can have.

I have to agree that the word sect sounds cultish for some reason. How about "Freethinkers"?

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