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The ATHEIST COMMUNITY OF ROCHESTER is an OASIS, safe from a world of magical thinking. Members can relax surrounded by fellow free-thinkers, agnostics, humanists and other like-minded people. Everyone is welcome. No one will be judged. Feel safe sharing your beliefs whatever they may be. Visit our Facebook page.

Pre-pandemic we had a monthly meeting every third Tuesday at the Old Toad, 277 Alexander St., between 6 and 9 PM. We stopped for a year but now we will be going there again in person but on the third Thursday.

Help ACOR grow! Support our outreach and education efforts, as we schedule interesting speakers and raise our profile in Rochester and the surrounding area. You may donate to ACoR through the following link: https://secure.meetup.com/Atheist-Community ...

Our Mission & Vision

The Mission of the Atheist Community of Rochester is to promote a positive perception of Atheism and to bring the local secular community together. Every person will be made to feel welcome. Everyone will feel free to speak openly about their lack of belief in supernatural beings. No one will encounter hostility, judgement or condemnation.

We envision the Atheist Community of Rochester becoming the preeminent Atheist organization in the region, providing a safe haven and a much-needed public voice for the rapidly growing secular demographic.

We offer a free 6 month trial membership, after which members will be asked to pay a nominal annual membership fee of $10.00. We use this fee to offset our expenses (e.g. Meetup.com $200.00 per year, web site acor.us $50/year, Zoom fee 149.90/year, outreach programs, and to finance special events such as outside speakers and marches, picnics, and special celebrations etc.

Section 2.1 of Meetup.com's Terms of Service (https://www.meetup.com/terms/) specifies that individuals must be at least 18 years old to use their service. However, parents are encouraged to bring their children to any of our family-friendly outdoor meetups. We look forward to welcoming you into our group and hearing about your personal experiences and viewpoints!

Rochester has a rich history of skepticism and free-thought associated with it. The Free-Thought Trail includes many sites in and around Rochester. These include the Frederick Douglas Homesite, the Susan B. Anthony house, Emma Goldman homesite and many others. The Center for Inquiry and the National Women’s Hall of Fame are within easy driving distance for a day trip.

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