The┬áSPI coalition is the world’s largest association of secular groups, and comes with the variety that you might expect! This week’s groups are centered around a country, a minority group, and a famous thinker. Explore and see what inspires you to get involved with.
SPI coalition member Canadian Secular Alliance represents all Canadians, religious and non-religious alike, who believe that the Canadian government should adopt public policies consistent with a secular state. For example, they advocate for removing the word “God” from┬áCanadaÔÇÖs national anthem and┬áending the practice of conducting official prayers during government meetings.
Keep up to date on their frequent Facebook posts on world news.┬áYou can join the discussion on their Google Group, and check out the┬áThink Again! YouTube Channel, where the CSA is an occasional contributor.
Coalition member┬áBlack Atheists of America┬áis a national non-profit organization dedicated to bridging the gap between atheism and the black community. African-Americans are underrepresented in America’s secular community, perhaps because of a “one size fits all” approach to outreach to new members. BAA has an active Facebook page, sells t-shirts,┬áand promotes secularism by:
- Improving education through the promotion of critical thinking and science
- Participating in community service efforts in lower income areas
- Creating a community of black atheists
Coalition member The Bertrand Russell Society┬áfollows the lead of Bertrand Russell, a supporter of secularism and arguably the greatest philosopher of the 20th century and the┬ágreatest logician since Aristotle, at least according to his fans.
They sponsor sessions of talks, give grants to students, and host a regular annual meeting featuring scholarly and popular presentations┬áwhich in 2016 will be held in June in Rochester, New York, and publish a biannual magazine, The Bulletin.