Welcome to the New York City branch of the Center for Inquiry (CFI).

The mission of the Center for Inquiry is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, free inquiry, and humanist values. The Center for Inquiry-New York City sponsors leading thinkers for lectures and panel discussions on science, philosophy, and religion; supports local community events and campus groups; works with media and opinion makers; and hosts the Center's mission to the United Nations.

For more information, please visit our Web site.

CFI-NYC is a member of Reasonable New York, a coalition of many groups around the New York
area devoted to critical thinking, and celebrating science and secularism.

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Recent Meetups

  • 4 days ago · 8:00 PM

    Nerd TV

    2 Inquirers

    Nerd TV brings the CFI community together for an evening of drinks and - well - nerdy television. A la "Science Fiction Theater," come ready to watch, critique, debate, ... Learn more
  • 4 days ago · 8:00 PM

    Nerd TV

    6 Inquirers

    Nerd TV brings the CFI community together for an evening of drinks and - well - nerdy television. A la "Science Fiction Theater," come ready to watch, critique, debate, ... Learn more
  • 4 days ago · 7:00 PM

    Philosophy and Fries: Albert Ellis, General Semantics, and Scientific Thinking?

    11 Inquirers | 5.00 5.001

    Albert Ellis and General Semantics: Benefits of Thinking and  Communicating More Scientifically? To help contribute to building the CFI/secularist community, I am... Learn more
  • 6 days ago · 11:00 AM

    Metacognitive Brunch: a discussion group

    7 Inquirers | 5.00 5.002

    Fancy a midday helping of open-ended intellectual exchange? Join a small group of aspiring critical thinkers for great, inexpensive food and lively discussion of topics... Learn more
  • October 25 · 2:00 PM

    CFI-NYC Social Justice Book Club

    5 Inquirers

    The tools to make real change! The Social Justice Book Club aims to provide the background reading to progressive secular activism and expand the literary horizons of... Learn more
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