What we're about

Black Nonbelievers of Columbus, OH (BN CBUS) is affiliated with Black Nonbelievers (BN), a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing an informative, caring, festive and friendly community. We connect with other Blacks (and allies) who are living free of religion and irrational beliefs who might otherwise be shunned by family and friends. Instead of accepting dogma, we determine truth and morality through reason and evidence. See http://www.blacknonbelievers.org .

Mission Statement
The mission of Black Nonbelievers is to…
• Provide secular fellowship.
• Nurture and support nonbelievers in coming out.
• Promote atheist pride.
• Organize nonbelievers for charitable causes.

Meetings
BN members meet to discuss topics relevant to secular living as well as to socialize.

BN welcomes all regardless of sex, sexuality, gender identity, age, national origin, or race.

BN CBUS is a member of the Columbus Coalition of Reason - see http://columbuscor.org/ .

Upcoming events (4)

AA Presents: Fostering Community for Black Atheists in Challenging Times

The past year has brought new challenges to communities across the country. Communities of color are suffering disproportionately during the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing has left many people more isolated than ever, leading to feelings of loneliness and depression. Black members of the atheist community often face a double dose of marginalization that compounds these feelings. Data from the U.S. Secular Survey shows that Black respondents had higher rates of depression and concealment, as well as less support from their families, than other respondents. The survey also showed that belonging to secular communities reduced depression by 33.9%. Join American Atheists to hear from Black atheist community leaders giving us their perspective on organizing in these challenging times.

The Panelists:

Wil Jeudy is American Atheists’ Houston Assistant State Director. He was a believer for most of his life, but began his road to atheism in the early 2000s. He is now an advocate for science and reason being a driving force behind policy and society. He is a humanist, an urgent care physician, and a lover of blues, jazz, and rock.

Danile Rogiers, a native of St. Croix, is an international recording artist and music educator. After years of church musical ministry, a journey into "free inquiry" led him to agnostic atheism in 2010. He is head of Black Nonbelievers DC and a director for Washington Area Secular Humanists.

Candace Gorham is a licensed professional mental health counselor. She is a former ordained minister turned atheist-humanist activist, researcher, and writer on issues related to race and religion. She is a member of the Black Humanist Alliance advisory board, The Secular Therapist Project, and The Clergy Project.

Debbie Goddard is American Atheists’ VP of Programs. She has over two decades of experience as an organizer and activist, including 15 years at the the Center for Inquiry. Debbie led CFI's outreach campaigns and was director of African Americans for Humanism.

The event is free to attend. Please register via the link provided.

WOCBB with Mandisa Thomas - presented by Humanists Australia

Please join us as we go "down under" with the Humanist community in Australia! They will be presenting the Atheist and Women's History Day program on the 23rd, and since they are 16 hours ahead, it will take place on the the 22nd for us.

Mandisa will be speaking on Women of Color Beyond Belief, and where do we go from here.

Registration is free, please register via the link provided!

Women of Color Beyond Belief Conference (now in 2021!)

Chicago Marriott Midway

***Due to the COVID -19 crisis, Women of Color Beyond Belief will be back and better than ever in 2021!!!***

Come One, Come All - to the event that highlights the voices and work of women of color who are atheist, humanist, skeptics, nonreligious, secular, etc.

Speakers/Presenters include:

*Cheryl Abram
*Yolanda Arroyo-Pizarro
*Bridgett "Bria" Crutchfield
*Sonjiah Davis
*Candace Gorham
*Sikivu Hutchinson
*Hiba Kribst
*Mashariki Lawson-Cook
*Zulma Oliveras-Vega
*Madison Paige
*Kavin Senapathy
*Mandisa Thomas

And MORE!!!

The full admission rate (which includes the reception and Diva's Ball) will remain $150 for the entire year!

Visit wocbeyondbelief.com for more information on childcare, payment plan options, and sponsorship opportunities.

Women of Color Beyond Belief is presented by Black Nonbelievers, Black Skeptics Group, and the Women's Leadership Project.

BN SeaCon 2021!

Port of Miami

BN will be back on the high seas again in 2021!!!

Due to COVID-19, BN Seacon 2020 was cancelled. But we will be sailing again next year, and we hope that you will join us!

***Everyone who registered and either fully paid, or submitted their deposits, will automatically be booked for 2021. Corresponding updates will follow!***

2021 will see us once again aboard the Horizon, one of the newest ships in the Carnival Cruise Line fleet. Complete with 12+ restaurants, an IMAX theater, spa, water park, zip lining, and top of the line staterooms, this ship is a state of the art adventure. You don’t want to miss it!!!

Once again, we are sailing out of Miami, FL. Ports of Call for 2021:
– Ocho Rios, Jamaica
– Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
– Cozumel, Mexico

Cruise Sailing Dates: November 7-13, 2021

2021's lineup includes:
– Bridgett Crutchfield
– Candace Gorham
– Harrison Mumia
– Drai Salmon
– Mandisa Thomas
– Mindfulness Meditation
– Salsa Dancing Lessons
– And MORE!!!

Prices start at $800* per person, double occupancy. Cabin mate pairing assistance can be provided. Single cabin options are also available. Includes stateroom accommodations, taxes/port fees, and convention activities.

Registration is now open! Deposits are due by February 1st, and start at $150 per person.

**Planning to arrive in Miami the night before BN SeaCon 2021, and also stay an extra night?

Join us at the Courtyard Miami Airport!

Our special rate starts at $139, and includes breakfast for up to 4 ppl per room. Also includes shuttle service to the Port of Miami for up to 2 ppl per room.

Also, be sure to join us for the pre-cruise reception that evening. A suggested fee of $25 per person will included food and beverages.**

Sponsorship opportunities are also available!

All of this information can be found by visiting bnseacon.com, or blacknonbelievers.org. Register today!!!

*Shore excursions, drink packages, and other cruise activities are available for an additional charge. Rates do not include gratuities; prepay options are available

We are looking forward to seeing you for #BNseacon2021!!!

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