What we're about

The Center for Inquiry–DC (CFI–DC) offers an opportunity to put your principles into practice by joining other rationalists to work for positive change in society. In addition, the D.C. Center sponsors social events for freethinkers as well as intellectual programming.

CFI provides an ethical alternative to religious and paranormal worldviews. In this time of rising religiosity, anti-intellectualism and political turmoil on ethical issues, it is critical that rationalists and freethinkers join together to promote and defend science, reason, and secular values.

CFI–DC is the Washington, D.C. region's source for information and social activities serving atheists, agnostics, secular humanists, skeptics, and freethinkers of all ages and backgrounds. We hope you can identify with our goals and find a home at our Center!

Learn more about CFI–DC at www.centerforinquiry.net/dc and our parent institution, the Center for Inquiry, at www.centerforinquiry.net.

All events are crosslisted with our main web page, Convio, Facebook, and other sites, so RSVPs on this site constitute a minority of RSVPs .

Interested in starting or joining a discussion? Visit our online forum at (http://www.centerforinquiry.net/forums/viewforum/95/) http://www.centerforinquiry.net/forums/viewforum/95/ .

Upcoming events (5)

CFI - Drinking Skeptically DC

Capitol City Brewing Company

***Due to the Coronavirus, of course, Drinking Skeptically DC events are postponed until further notice. (Future events are still posted here just in order to save the dates for when things resume.) Stay safe, and we hope to see you soon.*** Please join CFI for Drinking Skeptically DC on TUESDAY evening, 6:30 PM, at CAPITOL CITY BREWING COMPANY, 11th & H Streets NW, Washington DC. Please look for the 'CFI' sign on the table or ask the host for the 'Drinking Skeptically' group. See you there! Drinking Skeptically DC is an informal social event designed to promote fellowship among skeptics, humanists, and like-minded individuals. Drinking Skeptically provides an opportunity for skeptics, humanists, secularists, and others to talk, share ideas, and, yes, drink in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. We discuss science, history, philosophy, politics, or whatever is on our minds. The mission of the Center for Inquiry is to foster a secular society based on reason, science, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. To learn more about CFI and CFI-DC, please see http://www.centerforinquiry.net and http://www.centerforinquiry.net/dc . Please consider joining CFI (but if you just want to drink with us then that’s fine too). Drinking Skeptically DC usually meets on the SECOND TUESDAY of each month at Capitol City Brewing Company, 11th & H Streets NW, Washington DC, which is a block from Metro Center (11th Street exit) and near the 30, 32, 36, 42, 52, 54, 63, 64, 80, D6, G8, P6, S2, S4, X2, and Circulator Yellow and Blue bus lines. (Note that the map shows the main building address at 1100 NY Avenue, but the pub entrance is actually on H Street at the corner of 11th.) There is a separate Drinking Skeptically DC Meetup group, and Drinking Skeptically DC events are listed under both Meetup groups, so the CFI-DC Meetup page may not show all responses. The CAFE INQUIRY discussion group also meets at the Shaw Library on the LAST Tuesday of each month. Our friends at the American Humanist Association (AHA) also have a DC social event on the 1st Wednesday of each month. Also look for other events in the DC area that are sponsored by CFI, AHA, Washington Area Secular Humanists (WASH), and others. CFI encourages people with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing accommodations or have questions about physical access please post a comment and the event leader will email you. Don't drink? Don't let that stop you from joining us! Some of the world's most famous skeptics are teetotalers, and we are happy to have you! The venue has no age restriction for the duration of our event. Drinking skeptically means drinking responsibly. Science and personal experience teach us about the effects of alcohol on the human body. This is especially relevant if you will be driving back home, so public transport is encouraged. We get separate checks but the restaurant may add a fixed gratuity charge for groups. Please assume about 30% in tax and tips above menu prices for your food and drink. You may pay by cash or credit card but you may need a credit card in order to run a tab.

Cafe Inquiry

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Neighborhood Library

This month's discussion topic: TBD After the discussion we will head over to Beau Thai down the street for those who wish to have food and continue the conversation.

CFI - Drinking Skeptically DC

Capitol City Brewing Company

***Due to the Coronavirus, of course, Drinking Skeptically DC events are postponed until further notice. (Future events are still posted here just in order to save the dates for when things resume.) Stay safe, and we hope to see you soon.*** Please join CFI for Drinking Skeptically DC on TUESDAY evening, 6:30 PM, at CAPITOL CITY BREWING COMPANY, 11th & H Streets NW, Washington DC. Please look for the 'CFI' sign on the table or ask the host for the 'Drinking Skeptically' group. See you there! Drinking Skeptically DC is an informal social event designed to promote fellowship among skeptics, humanists, and like-minded individuals. Drinking Skeptically provides an opportunity for skeptics, humanists, secularists, and others to talk, share ideas, and, yes, drink in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. We discuss science, history, philosophy, politics, or whatever is on our minds. The mission of the Center for Inquiry is to foster a secular society based on reason, science, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. To learn more about CFI and CFI-DC, please see http://www.centerforinquiry.net and http://www.centerforinquiry.net/dc . Please consider joining CFI (but if you just want to drink with us then that’s fine too). Drinking Skeptically DC usually meets on the SECOND TUESDAY of each month at Capitol City Brewing Company, 11th & H Streets NW, Washington DC, which is a block from Metro Center (11th Street exit) and near the 30, 32, 36, 42, 52, 54, 63, 64, 80, D6, G8, P6, S2, S4, X2, and Circulator Yellow and Blue bus lines. (Note that the map shows the main building address at 1100 NY Avenue, but the pub entrance is actually on H Street at the corner of 11th.) There is a separate Drinking Skeptically DC Meetup group, and Drinking Skeptically DC events are listed under both Meetup groups, so the CFI-DC Meetup page may not show all responses. The CAFE INQUIRY discussion group also meets at the Shaw Library on the LAST Tuesday of each month. Our friends at the American Humanist Association (AHA) also have a DC social event on the 1st Wednesday of each month. Also look for other events in the DC area that are sponsored by CFI, AHA, Washington Area Secular Humanists (WASH), and others. CFI encourages people with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing accommodations or have questions about physical access please post a comment and the event leader will email you. Don't drink? Don't let that stop you from joining us! Some of the world's most famous skeptics are teetotalers, and we are happy to have you! The venue has no age restriction for the duration of our event. Drinking skeptically means drinking responsibly. Science and personal experience teach us about the effects of alcohol on the human body. This is especially relevant if you will be driving back home, so public transport is encouraged. We get separate checks but the restaurant may add a fixed gratuity charge for groups. Please assume about 30% in tax and tips above menu prices for your food and drink. You may pay by cash or credit card but you may need a credit card in order to run a tab.

Cafe Inquiry

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Neighborhood Library

This month's discussion topic: TBD After the discussion we will head over to Beau Thai down the street for those who wish to have food and continue the conversation.

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