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The Center for Freethought Equality
The Center for Freethought Equality is an adjunct of the American Humanist Association dedicated to lobbying and political advocacy. The CFE will significantly increase humanist activity in key Washington coalitions, and has established a permanent lobbyist on the Hill that will fight for issues secular Americans care about like the separation of church and state and protecting civil liberties.
The Center for Freethought Equality also operates a political action committee (PAC), the only active organization within the nontheist movement with the ability to give money directly to political candidates.
Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI) evaluates paranormal and fringe-science claims from a scientific viewpoint and attempts to provide the public and scholars with scientifically reliable information about them. It also encourages an appreciation of scientific thinking and the application of science and reason to important public issues.
It does these things mainly through its international journal the Skeptical Inquirer, its newsletter, the Skeptical Briefs, its academic conferences, workshops, and it serves as an important resource to news media seeking scientific perspective on claims and issues involving the paranormal, fringe-sciences, and pseudoscience.
Wherever you are, you’re never far from something amazing. Maybe it’s a secret history, a mysterious contraption, or a flying frog. The world is bigger than you think.
College of Curiosity is here to remind you to look around, celebrate what you find, and ask every question you can think of. Get to the bottom of something. We’ll see you there, an infinite universe, but appearances can be deceiving. The world is bigger than you think.
College of Curiosity is here to remind you to look around, celebrate what you find, and ask every question you can think of.
Kyle Sanders is an instructor pilot, cartoonist, and contributor for Skeptic Magazine. Creator of Carbon Dating – a comic strip about science, pseudoscience, and geeky relationships. Published online at CarbonComic.com with the first hardcover collection “Sounds Sciencey” available now, as seen in the Skeptical Inquirer magazine, and translated for the German magazine Die Skeptiker. Organizer of the 2015 Rising Star Grant to help young activists attend TAM.
Whether it’s a birthday, wedding, holiday or just a way to say thanks, a personalized bottle from Etching Expressions is the ideal way to make sure the occasion is remembered forever. Just pick one of our many stock designs, add your own customized text, select your choice of wine or liquor and your bottle(s) typically arrive within a week or two. Our etched glass bottles are deep etched by hand using a sandblasting process and then hand-painted for the highest level of quality. Also offering custom laser engraved wood wine boxes to complete the high-end presentation of your wine gifts.
Each year, the Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism welcomes over 500 attendees to New York City for a celebration of science and critical thinking. NECSS attendees are informed and inspired by leading scientists, educators, activists, and performers from a variety of disciplines – each bringing their own perspective and passion to the goal of fostering a more rational world. Founded in 2009, NECSS (pronounced “nexus”) is a not-for-profit conference run by a staff of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. Conference activities take place during “NECSS weekend” and include workshops, panel discussions, individual presentations, live podcasts, social gatherings, and entertainment. For more information please visit necss.org.
Polaris Financial Planning, LLC
Phil Ferguson is the president of Polaris Financial Planning LLC, since 1996. Phil is a long time activist in the secular movement and he has been on the board of The Secular Student Alliance and Atheist Alliance International. Phil talks about Skepticism and Religion around the country. He has presented at TAM (The Amazing Meeting) and Skepticon. Polaris Financial Planning gives 10% of gross revenue to promote the secular movement. Polaris was the only corporate sponsor for the Reason Rally and supports many conventions each year: Logicon, Apostacon, Skepticon, ReasonCon, Gateway to Reason etc…
The Secular Policy Institute (SPI) is a think tank organization of thought leaders, writers, scholars and speakers with a shared mission to influence public opinion and promote a secular society. We believe governmental decisions and public policies should be based on available science and reason, and free of religion or religious preferences.
Secular Student Alliance
The Secular Student Alliance empowers secular students to proudly express their identity, build welcoming communities, promote secular values, and set a course for lifelong activism. We envision a future in which secular students lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, thrive as valued members of society, and provide visionary leadership committed to humanistic ideals and critical inquiry.
Threads of Doubt provides print-on-demand t-shirts, mugs, phone cases, and more for secular and skeptical groups. Order from our design catalog, or create custom designs for your podcast or organization.
Threads of Doubt was founded by designer and conscious capitalism advocate Kevin Breen in 2013. The Las Vegas-based team ships internationally and provides merchandise for many secular groups, including The United Church of Bacon and Sunday Assembly
The United Church of Bacon is turning Penn Jillette’s former Las Vegas Mansion into the world’s first atheist megachurch, Atheist Heaven! Mock us for “worshipping bacon” (which can be vegetarian or turkey) and then mock mainstream religions, too.
We’ve raised $200,000 for AIDS, autism, cancer, and atheist causes. We work to end discrimination against atheists, and protest religious legal privileges.
We need your help! Our crowdfunding campaign to renovate and operate Atheist Heaven begins September 8. Building momentum is vital. See www.atheistheaven.org for cartoons, a sneak preview of our big plans, a Penn Jillette video, and a Day One reminder!