The CFI Community of Fort Lauderdale is a group of rationalists, atheists, skeptics, and humanists which sponsor local events, activism, lectures and educational programs. The Community draws upon volunteers and Center for Inquiry Friends and supporters who are enthusiastic about our agenda and wish to take part in our movement. The Fort Lauderdale Community offers an opportunity to put your principles into practice by joining other rationalists to work for positive change in society. In addition, the Fort Lauderdale Community sponsors social events for freethinkers as well as intellectual programming, and assists with campus outreach. The CFI Comunity of Fort Lauderdale 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 protect civil liberties, defend reason, and work toward increasing scientific literacy.