What we're about

We are a community of atheists who aim to encourage use of the scientific method, champion the application of rationality and reason, and work towards the separation of church and state. We aim to make the world a better place.

Sydney Atheists, are an active atheist resource for the people of Sydney, and an open, friendly and welcoming community for atheists and atheist-friendly people. We also provide a sanctuary for those who have escaped various religions.

We get together to celebrate life and have fun, with social gatherings and talks.

We meet on the second Friday of the month for Talks on the second floor at Club Redfern. We cover topics such as Atheism, Religions, Philosophy, Psychology, Science and Technology to name just a few. On the fourth Thursday of the month on the second floor of Castlereagh Boutique Hotel at 169 Castlereagh Street in the city we hold our Open Social and Sydney Atheists Young Adults groups. We also have suburban and regional social gatherings.

Our community comes from many backgrounds and age groups and have various interests. Come join us. We look forward to meeting you.

Our other Meetups include:

Click for our Sydney Atheists in the Suburbs (http://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Atheists-in-the-Suburbs/) which occur in Parramatta, Southern Districts and Penrith / Blue Mountains

Upcoming events (5+)

Armin Navabi & Zara Kay - Does Islam need to be reformed?

We are hugely honoured to have a special guest from Canada, Armin Navabi. Armin is an Iranian Canadian ex-Muslim atheist and secular activist, author and podcaster, currently living in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In 2011, he founded the online freethought community Atheist Republic, a Canada-based non-profit organisation which has hundreds of branches called "consulates" in several countries around the world. These enable non-believers to interact in societies where irreligion, apostasy and blasphemy are often criminalised and repressed. As an author, he debuted with the book Why There Is No God (2014). He co-hosts the podast show Secular Jihadists for a Muslim Enlightenment, with Ali A. Rizvi. On this evening, we will also have a talk by Zara Kay, a Tanzanian ex-Muslim atheist activist and principal of Faithless Hijabi which aims to support and empower ex_Muslim women across the globe. She will discuss her journey and area of interest. PLEASE NOTE this event is on a Thursday. Entry to this event will be $15.00 for supporter members of Sydney Atheists and $20.00 for non-supporter attendees. Annual Supporter membership is only $20. To become a supporter member, please go to: http://www.sydneyatheists.org/p/donations-and-membership.html To buy advance purchase tickets for non-financial members, please go to: https://www.trybooking.com/BACKJ Our talk events are held at the Function Room at Club Redfern: 2nd Floor, 159 Redfern St REDFERN, NSW 2000 The entrance is 20 metres across Gibbons Street from Redfern Station under the SPAR sign. You can walk up the stairs, the escalator or use the elevator to the 2nd floor where the club is located. The outside of the venue is shown below. Parking is available in the shopping complex and adjacent streets. Please have your meal in the adjacent lounge areas where there is a variety of food and drinks including Australian and Chinese meals - see the menu selection at: http://www.clubredfern.com.au/dining Sydney Atheists look forward to welcoming everyone to a great atmosphere and experience. Dinner is available from 5.30pm whilst the talks begin at 7.00pm. As there will be limited table space, it is preferable to have meals in the restaurant section of the club before entering the function area, though bringing drinks in will be fine. Once a month the Meetup meets for a topical discussion with a special guest. Special guests in the past have been members of the meetup, or experts from outside, speaking on topics of their expertise. If you wish to speak, or know somebody who would like to speak to us, please contact Steve[masked]. With the approval of our speakers, we also attempt to record our talks and put them up on our youtube channel (http://youtube.com/sydneyatheists).

Atheist Social Lounge for young, old and in-between

Castlereagh Boutique Hotel

We'll meet from 6.15pm till no later than 9.30pm. This is an opportunity to meet informally for discussion, friendship, drinks and food. You'll find us at the back of the dining area on level 2. The nearest stations are Town Hall, St James and Museum which are about a 5 minute walk. If you can't find us you can ring Steve on[masked]

To be announced

Club Redfern

Entry to this event will be $5.00 for supporter members of Sydney Atheists and $10.00 for non supporter attendees. Annual Supporter membership is only $20. To become a supporter member, please go to: http://www.sydneyatheists.org/p/donations-and-membership.html To buy advance purchase tickets for non financial members, please go to https://www.trybooking.com/SHUR Our talk events are held at the Function Room at Club Redfern: 2nd Floor, 159 Redfern St REDFERN, NSW 2000 The entrance is 20 metres across Gibbons Street from Redfern Station under the SPAR sign. You can walk up the stairs, the escalator or use the elevator to the 2nd floor where the club is located. The outside of the venue is shown below. Parking is available in the shopping complex and adjacent streets. Please have your meal in the adjacent lounge areas where there is a variety of food and drinks including Australian and Chinese meals - see the menu selection at: http://www.clubredfern.com.au/dining Sydney Atheists look forward to welcoming everyone to a great atmosphere and experience. Dinner is available from 5.30pm whilst the talks begin at 7.00pm. As there will be limited table space, it is preferable to have meals in the restaurant section of the club before entering the function area, though bringing drinks in will be fine. Once a month the Meetup meets for a topical discussion with a special guest. Special guests in the past have been members of the meetup, or experts from outside, speaking on topics of their expertise. If you wish to speak, or know somebody who would like to speak to us, please contact Steve[masked]. With the approval of our speakers, we also attempt to record our talks and put them up on our youtube channel (http://youtube.com/sydneyatheists).

Atheist Social Lounge for young, old and in-between

Castlereagh Boutique Hotel

We'll meet from 6.15pm till no later than 9.30pm. This is an opportunity to meet informally for discussion, friendship, drinks and food. You'll find us at the back of the dining area on level 2. The nearest stations are Town Hall, St James and Museum which are about a 5 minute walk. If you can't find us you can ring Steve on[masked]

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