What we're about

The Community of Reason (COR) (https://www.communityofreason.org) 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.

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

OUR COR VALUES
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

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.

View the Community of Reason Community Standards (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nKSN5Q7AdCk1b_fjpzlh30fHyqTsXkeC/view?usp=sharing)

Upcoming events (5)

Science On Tap - October - Climate Change And An Alpine Butterfly

Although other issues have taken center stage this political season, the climate crisis remains the most important issue facing this country and the world. Dr. Steven Matter, Assistant Professor of Spatial Ecology in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Cincinnati, will discuss the impact of climate change based on his research focusing on the Rocky Mountain Alpine Butterfly. Program starts at 6:30PM. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rcOCvqT0iGtUbLxhSr6AB7LVGHKfmlret

Semi-Colon Book Club: Invisible Women

Online event

Join the Harriet Beecher Stowe House online for their bi-monthly book club, The Semi-Colon Club. For those unaware, The Semi Colon-Club was a local literary club in Cincinnati in the 1830's. Hosted by Samuel Foote, Harriet's uncle, at his home located at the present day Freedom Center, the group welcomed some of Cincinnati's most progressive minds including Harriet Beecher, Salmon P. Chase, Elizabeth Blackwell, Calvin Stowe, and Daniel Drake. This is where Harriet developed her writing skills and where her progressive political views were shaped. The HBS House is keeping this tradition alive by hosting a book club every other month that features a book about important pioneers in equality history or topics related to diversity, inclusion and progressive ideas. For October, the book is Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men. From Amazon: "Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development, to healthcare, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and make crucial decisions. But because so much data fails to take into account gender, because it treats men as the default and women as atypical, bias and discrimination are baked into our systems. And women pay tremendous costs for this bias, in time, money, and often with their lives. Celebrated feminist advocate Caroline Criado Perez investigates the shocking root cause of gender inequality and research in Invisible Women​, diving into women’s lives at home, the workplace, the public square, the doctor’s office, and more. Built on hundreds of studies in the US, the UK, and around the world, and written with energy, wit, and sparkling intelligence, this is a groundbreaking, unforgettable exposé that will change the way you look at the world." Join us for a lively discussion of this book and gender inequality. From HBS House site: "Discussions begin Saturdays at noon and are led by Barbara Furr, long-time HBSH volunteer and former Walnut Hills librarian. Open to the public. $5 suggested donation, but not required, FREE for HBSH members. The 2020 Year of the Woman Semi-Colon Club is sponsored by The Matriots. The Matriots Political Action Committee is a voluntary, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization supporting women candidates in Ohio." See full series details at https://www.stowehousecincy.org/semi-colon-club.html Please also register on the House's Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2553949194892618/

Explore Halloween Around the World

Online

Happy Halloween! Sadly, Covid will keep us apart but that's no reason we can't celebrate. Order a burger, crack open a beer or pour a glass of wine and explore Halloween traditions from around the world. Choose a country or new tradition to share. Share a long ago forgotten story from past cultures or history. Find another holiday in other countries that may not fall on October 31st but has similarities to tell us about. Just for fun: 1. Contest for Best Covid-19 Halloween mask? Tired of wearing a mask? Let's make it fun. Create a mask for Halloween. It can be bought or made. You can also decorate a plain or generic mask. It can be scary or fun. It can be decorative, political, sarcastic, anything that says YOUR. Just be creative. Come up with a look you will have fun sporting during the continued Covid pandemic. We will have prizes for best mask! 2. Contest for best pet costume. Dress up your pooch, kitty, fish, bird or rat for the occasion. Have fun and be creative. Again prizes for best costume.

Heathens Getting Lost in a Corn Maze: Blooms and Berries Farm! Tickets Req

Blooms & Berries Farm Market

Join the Heathens of COR for another fun outdoor activity! Join us as we find our way through a 7 acre corn maze. Estimated to take an hour to conquer we're gonna see how long it takes us to find our way out. After, we can maybe explore the farm a bit and grab lunch nearby. Tickets for the corn maze are $12 and due to Covid, MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE on Bloom and Berries site. Please select the 11 am time slot. There are currently 70 spots available. Please buy tickets now or you may not be able to go with us. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Link for tickets: https://bloomsandberries.ticketspice.com/fall-on-the-farm Link for General Farm information. https://www.bloomsandberries.com/venture-into-our-corn-maze/

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