What we're about

The Community of Reason (COR) was formed in January 2019 to partner with like-minded groups and to provide a network of support and opportunities to the non-religious in the area, including atheists, agnostics, humanists and skeptics. 

The Community of Reason (COR): Atheists and Humanists of Ohio and Kentucky envisions a secular society that values science, reason, integrity, compassion and true equality for everyone.

Our mission is to create, mobilize and empower a thriving secular community to make a positive difference.

Integrity – incorporates honesty, truthfulness, transparency, accountability, dependability, decency, justice, sincerity, commitment, good judgement

Equality – incorporates acceptance, open-mindedness, fairness, equability, egalitarianism, nondiscrimination

Curiosity – incorporates continuous learning, challenging and questioning biases, critical thinking, evidence seeking, understanding

Compassion – incorporates empathy, service to others, patience, selflessness, self-care, protection, kindness

COR Village Council - 2022
The Community of Reason is lead by the Board of Directors, also known as the Village Council:
• Dan Dusa • Desiree Willis • Kyle Jarboe• Nina Dusa 

COR Board Officers - 2022
President - Dan Dusa
Vice President - Desiree Willis
Secretary - Nina Dusa
Treasurer - Desiree Willis

Community Standards
Community of Reason (COR) is committed to presenting spaces that are informative, fun and friendly for all participants. This includes creating an atmosphere that is harassment-free. All attendees, including speakers, sponsors, and volunteers, are required to adhere to our community standards for the duration of our events.

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Upcoming events (4+)

Heathens in Nature: Locust Run Nature Area & Trails

Pierce Township Nature Area

Come join us for a morning walk at Locust Corner Nature Area and Trails

Starting early since it's supposed to be in the 80s that day. Be sure to bring water.

There are four trails, ranging from grass or stone and wide paths to narrow dense wood paths. This is just a short walk away from the Locust Corner Park trails which we could also check out if we wanted.


Dogs are allowed and we'll be going to a dog friendly outdoor patio for lunch after the walk.

Field Trippin: Miller House and Garden Tour in Columbus, IN

Miller House


Just a little over an hours drive is an architecture gem few know about: Columbus, Indiana. A near perfect little US city, it boasts one of the most celebrates arts and architecture communities in America. During the mid-20th century, the town set out to recruit the world's premier artists and architects to create a 1st rate Mid-Century Art and Architecture community to attract the best engineers for Cummins Manufacturing. The result was the Avenue of the Architects, a community of over 50 homes each created by its own renown architect and a carefully designed community of art and sculpture. We will be planning 2 trips to this art haven; one in the spring and one later most likely in the fall. Our first field trip will be to explore one of the most prominent mid-centuy mansions-the Miller House and Gardens.

From their website:
"Miller House is one of the most important mid-century modern residences in the country, often mentioned alongside Fallingwater, The Glass House, and The Farnsworth House as America’s best examples of residential modernism. This hallmark of modern design showcases the talents of architect Eero Saarinen, designer Alexander Girard, and landscape architect Dan Kiley.

  • Ticket price: $30 per person
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • The guided tour experience begins and ends at the Columbus Area Visitors Center (506 5th Street Columbus, Indiana) and includes a brief introductory video and transportation to and from Miller House.
  • The Miller House tour is oriented to adults and children over 10. Children under 10, including toddlers and infants, are not permitted on this tour. All guests must purchase a ticket, regardless of age.
  • To protect the carpeting and flooring at Miller House, you will be asked to remove your shoes and tour the house in socks or wear shoe covers, which will be provided."

Book your tour with us for Saturday, June 17th at 12: 45pm Miller House Tour

We will start our day in Columbus with lunch at the Upland Beer Pumphouse- once the city's water pumphouse, it has now been converted into a beautiful brewery and restaurant. We will reserve a spot outside to enjoy beautiful waterfalls, weather permitting.

Menu: https://uplandbeer.com/columbus/

After we will go to the Miller House for our tour followed by dessert at Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlour who has been serving ice cream, sodas, candy and smiles since 1900.

From their site:
"Step back in time to the elegant icons of years gone by — music from the 1908 Welte orchestrion; a Tiffany-style lamp/carbonated water dispenser; a spectacular 50-foot backbar of mahogany, stained glass and mirrors; the largest collection of pre-1900 soda fountains on public display; and so much more. The restoration in 2009 added a Museum Room, Soda Fountain Library, Mechanical Music Library, Green River Banquet Room, and the Crystal Parlor—a late 1800s Victorian-style suite.
Enjoy a classic Gom Cheese-brr-grr and frothy Orangeade drink or choose from a generous selection of soups, salads, sandwiches, sodas, and sundaes. Our premium ice cream is made fresh on site."

Site information and menu:

The Humanist Handyman presents: What's Under the Hood?

62 Utz Dr

Come join COR's Humanist Handyman, J.T. Andrews, for a closer look at what's under the hood of a car along with a few tidbits of knowledge on some basic maintenance.

This event will be outdoors at J.T.'s house (the one with the solar panels), and will be weather-permitting.

Street parking is available across the street from the house along with a couple spaces in the driveway, but please ensure to leave enough room for folks to gather around the demonstration vehicle(s).

"Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance."
-Kurt Vonnegut, Hocus Pocus

Taft Museum - Free on Sunday's - Modern Women exhibit

Taft Museum of Art

Sunday's are free at the Taft Museum. Come join us.

First we will eat lunch at the Lindner Family Cafe located at the museum. Please let us know in the comments whether or not you will join us for lunch by Sunday July 17th so I can make reservations.

About the cafe: Our historic location is an amazing spot to unwind and dine on our patio (weather permitting) with our artfully prepared meals, including delicious vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

The Taft Museum of Art is one of the most unique art museums in America and holds National Historic Landmark status for both its historic house and Duncanson murals.

Our 200-year-old house holds a remarkable collection that spans the Middle Ages through the 19th century with European and American paintings, and 18th-century watches, Chinese porcelains, and French Renaissance enamels.

Special exhibit: Modern Women/Modern Vision: Photography from the Bank of America Collection - We will need to check if this is also free on Sunday's or requires a separate $12 ticket.
more info about the special exhibit at https://www.taftmuseum.org/exhibitions/hervision


Past events (602)

Hungry Hungry Heathens - dinner and conversation

Joseph-Beth Booksellers

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