What we're about

Are you good without a god? Hey, so are we!

We all benefit from a supportive community for friends, charity, and fostering a better understanding of secular values with our neighbors. Atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, humanists, skeptics, non-religious, lost tourists, and the generally confused are all welcome to join us!

It is often claimed that atheists are rare when in fact nearly 20% of our nation's population do not believe in a higher power. Still, atheists can feel isolated because the religious community is so organized and outspoken on issues. Building and participating in a community is the first step toward being heard.

Plus - the conversation is great!

The Arkansas Society of Freethinkers is an organization of secular individuals whose goals are to:

Build a supportive and active community.

Promote public acceptance of nonbelievers.

Defend science education and the separation of church and state.

We encourage everyone to suggest events and activities. In addition to various volunteer, social, and public events, our regular events are:

Monthly Lecture Series

1st Tuesday dinner and drinks

New member welcome potluck

Book Club

Damgoode Pies Pint Night

The "Freespeakers" Toastmasters chapter

Human Light mid-winter celebration

Winter Solstice holiday display at the Arkansas State Capitol

Annual "Reason in the Rock" conference

Public Events that we regularly support and attend

Science Cafe

Socrates Cafe

We are a volunteer organization and most of our events are free for the public to attend. If you want to support the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers and help us keep sponsoring these activities and events, membership is $20 a year. Our membership year is Jan 1st - Dec 31st.

New members and new ideas are always welcome.

Upcoming events (5+)

Heathen Hikers!

Needs a location

Our devoted hike-meister Bern will provide updates. Please check back here for the current week's details! Better yet, integrate the ASF event calendar with your Apple or Google calendar! See instructions here: How to Keep Up With ASF Events (http://files.meetup.com/1719190/How%20to%20Keep%20Up%20With%20ASF%20Events.docx)

Pint Night!

Damgoode Pies

Join us for Monday Night Pint Night. We meet at Damgoode Pies (http://www.arktimes.com/EatArkansas/archives/2014/11/03/damgoode-pies-to-take-over-boscos-space-begin-brewing-beer) in the River Market for a great food and drink selection and good times with your ASF friends. We hope to see you there! Depending on the number of people we have attending we will have a reserved area or the big fancy meeting room. On the 2nd and 4th Mondays the Freespeakers Toastmasters will not arrive until 8pm. Drinking alcohol is optional they have tea and colas too. Happy hour ends at 7, so arriving early is not a bad idea!

Science Cafe

Hibernia Irish Tavern

*Science Cafe is a "3rd Party event" and is not hosted by, nor an official event of the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers. We recommend and promote this event as a service to our members. Little Rock's Science Cafe is a public science discussion event. The cozy pub atmosphere makes science discussions even more fun and the excellent Guinness doesn’t hurt either! See you there! You can watch Science cafe YouTube videos from (2017 to present) on sciencecafelr YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUYjncnTBxqtQgZopqHxxnA?ab_channel=Sciencecafelr) and Science cafe events from [masked]) on the sciencerock1 You Tube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/sciencerock1?ab_channel=ScienceCafeLittleRock)

Beyond Belief - Secular Substance Abuse Recovery

Wolfe Street Center

Are you looking to get beyond your addiction without religion? Finally, there is a secular program for recovery in Arkansas! Beyond Belief is a secular program of recovery. If you want relief from a substance use disorder without relying on an interventionist deity, this program may be right for you. We can maintain sobriety from the strength that comes from within us. People who struggle with a SUD can find this inner strength through the collective wisdom of those who have gone before us and those who are on the journey with us. Beyond Belief will incorporate and include the ever-evolving science that investigates the multifaceted underlying causes of a substance use disorder. This program welcomes people who have not successfully maintained sobriety through traditional 12 step programs of recovery.

Past events (2,190)

Strategic Planning Meeting

Central Arkansas Library System: Main Library

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