Meet local skeptics, atheists, secular humanists, scientific naturalists and other friends of reason for conversation and friendship! We meet in Eugene but welcome people from anywhere.

Meetings are informal and social. Conversation is spirited and polite.

The mission of the Center for Inquiry is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. CFI Eugene Skeptics is an outreach program of Center for Inquiry of Portland, the branch for the Oregon, Washington and Idaho area.

Center For Inquiry is building communities like this one around the globe to provide social and intellectual needs of freethinking like-minded people. You may be familiar with our two magazines Free Inquiry and Skeptical Inquirer, and our award winning podcast Point of Inquiry. We engage in grassroots and nationwide campains via our Office of Public Policy to tackle issues treading on separation of church and state, or policies which are not supported by evidence based science. We offer several educational college courses, certifications to become a secular celebrant, a camp for children ages 7-16, a non-religious 'alcoholics anonymous', as well as numerous activies at the local level. CFI does research into philosophical naturalism, democratic secularism, and humanist ethics. Three major research projects include the Committe for the Scientific Examination of Religion, and two peer reviewed journals analyzing the claims of alternative medicine, and mental health practice.

We'd like to see this Eugene meetup become as active as our Portland meetup. See a complete list of our Portland Area events at: www.centerforinquiry.net/portland  or  www.meetup.com/cfi-portland  By building strong communities like this one throughout the US, we will help encourage society's decisions be based on evidence. Only through rational thinking will we be able to solve the challenges of tomorrow. Be a part of the change simply by supporting CFI and joining the secular community. Your participation is more important than you might think and you'll likely get great value and freindships out of it as well.

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Welcome Friends of Science and Reason!

  • 3 days ago · 7:00 PM

    Book Group in July

    8 Friends of Science and Reason | 5.00

    Our book for July is One Nation Under God; How Corporate America Invented Christian America by Kevin Kruse.http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0465049494?colid=... Learn more
  • 4 days ago · 11:00 AM

    In-between Coffee Klatch

    7 Friends of Science and Reason

    Due to popular demand, Coffee Klatch has been scheduled EVERY WEEK! This In-Betweener is just like the regular Coffee Klatch where we show up somewhere between 11:00 AM... Learn more
  • July 25 · 1:00 PM

    Fern Ridge Lake Picnic

    23 Friends of Science and Reason | 5.00

    Well, it's summer, so I guess we oughta! Always a popular event for our group. Please bring something for the grill if you like, plus a side dish or dessert to share... Learn more
  • July 22 · 11:00 AM

    Coffee Klatch

    7 Friends of Science and Reason | 5.00

    Casual conversation about whatever we feel like. Drop in or out as your schedule allows.
  • July 15 · 11:00 AM

    In-between Coffee Klatch

    11 Friends of Science and Reason | 5.00

    Due to popular demand, Coffee Klatch has been scheduled EVERY WEEK! This In-Betweener is just like the regular Coffee Klatch where we show up somewhere between 11:00 AM... Learn more
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