The Center for Inquiry–DC (CFI–DC) offers an opportunity to put your principles into practice by joining other rationalists to work for positive change in society. In addition, the D.C. Center sponsors social events for freethinkers as well as intellectual programming.

CFI provides an ethical alternative to religious and paranormal worldviews. In this time of rising religiosity, anti-intellectualism and political turmoil on ethical issues, it is critical that rationalists and freethinkers join together to promote and defend science, reason, and secular values.

CFI–DC is the Washington, D.C. region's source for information and social activities serving atheists, agnostics, secular humanists, skeptics, and freethinkers of all ages and backgrounds. We hope you can identify with our goals and find a home at our Center!

Learn more about CFI–DC at and our parent institution, the Center for Inquiry, at

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Welcome, DC Area Atheists, Agnostics, Secular Humanists, Skeptics, & Freethinkers!

  • August 25 · 7:00 PM

    Cafe Inquiry

    24 Nontheists, Humanists & Skeptics

    Cafe Inquiry is our monthly casual get-together to meet people and discuss topics of science and humanism. ------------- This month's discussion topic: What makes people... Learn more
  • August 22 · 1:00 PM

    African Americans for Humanism-DC Monthly Meeting

    2 Nontheists, Humanists & Skeptics

    "The need for critical thinking skills and a humanistic outlook in our world is great. This is no less true in the Black community than in others." African Americans for... Learn more
  • August 19 · 6:30 PM

    CFI DC Drinking Skeptically

    30 Nontheists, Humanists & Skeptics

    Please ask the host for 'Center for Inquiry - Drinking Skeptically' if you're unable to locate our party. We will be in the upstairs area. Elevator access is available.... Learn more
  • August 13 · 6:30 PM

    Drinking Skeptically - Rockville

    9 Nontheists, Humanists & Skeptics | 1 Photo

    This event typically occurs on the Second Thursday of each month. Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant (here) is 0.2 miles (Google Maps) from the Rockville Metro & MARC... Learn more
  • August 1 · 9:00 AM

    Secular Motorcycle Riders

    1 Member

    Ride Details The ride for August 1, 2015 is to Solomons, MD. The starting point is in Gaithersburg, but we will stop at the Shell Station in Laurel (703 Washington... Learn more
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