• Sunday Morning Breakfast Meetup

    Location visible to members

    Join us for some lively conversation! IEAA members meet every Sunday morning for breakfast. We are a friendly group that welcomes new members. Farmer Boys is located on University Avenue in downtown Riverside. Their prices are reasonable and there is a patio outside where we sit, making for a nice, non-noisy location. Weather permitting we sit outside where friendly dogs on leashes are welcome. Look for the IEAA tee shirts if it is your first time to attend.

  • Mindfulness Group

    Mindfulness Group

  • Market Night Ask An Atheist Booth

    Redlands Market Night

    For those of you who've never been, this is a very positive, energizing event! Almost everyone who stops by is genuinely curious about what we're about. Often those who come over to talk are excited and relieved to know there are other Atheists/Humanists in this town and to find out about FAR and the IEAAH. We have our own self published as well as American Humanist Association pamphlets. There are several well-seasoned regulars who attend you can learn from if you simply want to observe and not engage with others. Don't worry because our regulars are kind, patient and represent our community in a very positive way, never attacking or trying to "best" or be adversarial. This is outreach primarily, looking for the like-minded and offering community. Look for space BB near the corner of 6th and State Street on the same side as Caprice Cafe. We're often next to "Soaring Swine Acres"! We're about the 4th space from 6th Street not counting the corner spaces. Come on out everyone is welcome! There are MANY ways you can help with this event! 1) The cost of the booth is $50.00, so please consider donating a $ or 2 by clicking the "chip-in" button on this site. It is easy to use! We'll also be happy to take your check or check us out on Patreon.com 2) Help set up the booth: if all you have time for is to help set it up, that'd be totally okay! You can help mount it, and then go if you need to. 3) Help tear it down: If all you have time for is to help tear down the booth, that'd be just fine! 4)Support: If you are shy about working the booth, come show up anyway and just hang out (on the other side!) It looks great to have a large gathering of people outside the booth. 5) If you can work it, but can't stay the entire time, no problem. Just let us know what you're able to work. • What to bring We need at least 2 people for set up and 2 people for tear down. Consider bringing some bottled water. We have 4 chairs, so possibly bring your own lawn chair, sunglasses, and hat in the summer. Upcoming booth Numbers August 15 Booth 11 August 29 Booth L Sept 12 Booth M Sept 26 Booth M Oct 10 Booth M Oct 24 Booth R

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  • HUMANIST HANDS-ON HELPING OUR FOSTER KIDS PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING

    Our regular group meeting will be the second Tuesday nights of each month. Come join your old friends and make some new ones while we help improve our community together. We're firming up our second event for Halloween now with Olivecrest. Planning will begin at this meeting. It is a myth that religious people support more charitable works than others. A study by the National Study of American Religious Giving released a report in 2013 that stated that nearly 75% of charitable giving by all Americans…benefits places of worship and faith-based charities. A lot of the money isn’t helping the poor and less fortunate. It’s going to the church. We, Humanists, know that it is a myth that we are a bunch of intellectual nihilists who have turned our backs on humanity. Even though many of our members participate individually in various community charity work as well as monetary donations, lets help dispel this negative stereotype together as a community. Not only will we improve the lives of others, but we will also improve our own lives and wellbeing. As Humanists, we have an opportunity to make a difference in our communities, without depending on the long-term charitable scaffolding of the religious to do so. We can come together and help those invisible kids in our community who are in Foster Care, particularly group homes and we can do it without trying to brainwash children to fear a non-existent Hell and a deity that watches every move and knows your thoughts. We can combine forces with groups like ours all over Southern California to hold these events at the same time. It could become something that, “the atheists do every year” and you can be part of that initial work. Helping Foster Children fits so many of our Humanist values, especially now when so much value is being placed on the tissue of a fetus and so little on living children. What we do now for children who are lost and scared will benefit generations to come. IF you are a foster parent now or have been in the past, please let us know in the comment section below. Your insight would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Sunday Morning Breakfast Meetup

    Location visible to members

    Join us for some lively conversation! IEAA members meet every Sunday morning for breakfast. We are a friendly group that welcomes new members. Farmer Boys is located on University Avenue in downtown Riverside. Their prices are reasonable and there is a patio outside where we sit, making for a nice, non-noisy location. Weather permitting we sit outside where friendly dogs on leashes are welcome. Look for the IEAA tee shirts if it is your first time to attend.

  • Mindfulness Group

    Mindfulness Group

    • What we'll do - Have you heard of mindfulness? Mindfulness is the practice of being in the present without judgment. Check out this link to Sam Harris’ description of mindfulness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwac6Uk-zyk Here’s your opportunity to learn how to practice mindfulness meditation within a non-religious community. Mindfulness meditation research has shown to be very beneficial for our mental, emotional, and physical health. Come to have fun, learn, grow, and be a part of a new group of people…people who are present and living for this life – not the after life! This Mindfulness Group meets Sunday mornings to learn, practice, and share about Mindfulness. • Important to know Beginners are welcome. I will teach you about the mind/body connection, guide you through a meditation, and then we will have discussion and conversation afterward.

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  • Sunday Morning Breakfast Meetup

    Location visible to members

    Join us for some lively conversation! IEAA members meet every Sunday morning for breakfast. We are a friendly group that welcomes new members. Farmer Boys is located on University Avenue in downtown Riverside. Their prices are reasonable and there is a patio outside where we sit, making for a nice, non-noisy location. Weather permitting we sit outside where friendly dogs on leashes are welcome. Look for the IEAA tee shirts if it is your first time to attend.

  • Mindfulness Group

    Mindfulness Group

    • What we'll do - Have you heard of mindfulness? Mindfulness is the practice of being in the present without judgment. Check out this link to Sam Harris’ description of mindfulness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwac6Uk-zyk Here’s your opportunity to learn how to practice mindfulness meditation within a non-religious community. Mindfulness meditation research has shown to be very beneficial for our mental, emotional, and physical health. Come to have fun, learn, grow, and be a part of a new group of people…people who are present and living for this life – not the after life! This Mindfulness Group meets Sunday mornings to learn, practice, and share about Mindfulness. • Important to know Beginners are welcome. I will teach you about the mind/body connection, guide you through a meditation, and then we will have discussion and conversation afterward.

  • Market Night Ask An Atheist Booth

    Redlands Market Night

    For those of you who've never been, this is a very positive, energizing event! Almost everyone who stops by is genuinely curious about what we're about. Often those who come over to talk are excited and relieved to know there are other Atheists/Humanists in this town and to find out about FAR and the IEAAH. We have our own self published as well as American Humanist Association pamphlets. There are several well-seasoned regulars who attend you can learn from if you simply want to observe and not engage with others. Don't worry because our regulars are kind, patient and represent our community in a very positive way, never attacking or trying to "best" or be adversarial. This is outreach primarily, looking for the like-minded and offering community. Look for space BB near the corner of 6th and State Street on the same side as Caprice Cafe. We're often next to "Soaring Swine Acres"! We're about the 4th space from 6th Street not counting the corner spaces. Come on out everyone is welcome! There are MANY ways you can help with this event! 1) The cost of the booth is $50.00, so please consider donating a $ or 2 by clicking the "chip-in" button on this site. It is easy to use! We'll also be happy to take your check or check us out on Patreon.com 2) Help set up the booth: if all you have time for is to help set it up, that'd be totally okay! You can help mount it, and then go if you need to. 3) Help tear it down: If all you have time for is to help tear down the booth, that'd be just fine! 4)Support: If you are shy about working the booth, come show up anyway and just hang out (on the other side!) It looks great to have a large gathering of people outside the booth. 5) If you can work it, but can't stay the entire time, no problem. Just let us know what you're able to work. • What to bring We need at least 2 people for set up and 2 people for tear down. Consider bringing some bottled water. We have 4 chairs, so possibly bring your own lawn chair, sunglasses, and hat in the summer. Upcoming booth Numbers August 15 Booth 11 August 29 Booth L Sept 12 Booth M Sept 26 Booth M Oct 10 Booth M Oct 24 Booth R