A letter from WASH President Bill Creasy

Dear Inquirer (Humanist, Atheist),


According to recent polls, 14% of the U.S. population doesn't belong to a religion. The Washington Area Secular Humanists (WASH) was founded to provide a community where these nonreligious people can meet and discuss humanistic ideas, free from religious taboos.


Whether you call yourself a free-thinker, atheist, agnostic, humanist, or prefer none of these labels, you are probably someone who believes that reason and compassion are the best methods we have to decide how to live a good life. The members of WASH invite you to join our activities and share your thoughts and opinions about the issues of today.


WASH was founded 20 years ago by Washington-area humanists who met at a Council for Secular Humanism meeting. Since then, WASH has grown to eight chapters in the Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, Baltimore, Frederick, MD, Charlottesville (inactive), Richmond, VA, Fredericksburg, VA, and Front Royal, VA, areas. Chapters meet at least once monthly for discussions and invited talks, and they also sponsor social and recreational activities.


WASH publishes a monthly newsletter, WASHline, with chapter events and articles by our members. We have a second self-published book of essays by members, Humanist Perspectives II: Culture and Politics, which is free for all members on request. WASH maintains a web site with chapter meeting information and essays at www.wash.org, and several listserv discussion groups. We have notices on www.meetup.com.


WASH is affiliated with three major national organizations: Center for Inquiry (CFI), American Humanist Association (AHA), and Atheist Alliance International (AAI). These groups often have events in the D.C. area, as do other national or local groups with which WASH has informal relationships. WASH members are networked to these organizations to stay informed of the D.C. area activities.


WASH provides a forum for rational discussion, free inquiry, religious criticism, and independent thought of all political perspectives. We hope you will join us.


Warm Regards,


William Creasy

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