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November 2018

Nov
19

19th Annual Grand Rapids Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration

Monday, November 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2780 Leonard St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525 United States

This year we will gather at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 2780 Leonard St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. We come together to give thanks for the blessings we have received. Prayers, music, sacred writings, reflections and meditation will be woven together from many traditions and welcoming all. The keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Aly Mageed, reflecting on "Living and Serving Together." Jennifer Beahan, CFI MI Executive Director, has been invited to represent the…

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Nov
20

Town Hall @ Skeptics In The Pub (Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti)

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Quarter Bistro – Tavern, 300 S. Maple Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48103 United States

Note: Special Schedule & Venue for the month of November due to Thanksgiving. Look for us in the "Tavern" section of the Quarter Bistro. We want to hear from you! Give us your input as we shape our priorities for CFI Michigan's 2019 Programming and events. Join us for a special Town Hall style meeting at this month's Skeptics in the Pub in Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti to learn about CFI's Strategic Goals with Jennifer Beahan, CFI Michigan's Executive Director. After a…

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Nov
25

Café Inquiry (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, November 25, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Schuler Books & Music, 2660 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512 United States

Café Inquiry is a casual event starting with a short 10-15 minute introduction of the day's topic followed by open discussion. At 12:00pm we will break for coffee/brunch and a chance to socialize. Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic which would be of interest toward establishing a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Please contact us if you have a topic that you would like to discuss at an upcoming Café…

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Nov
25

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, November 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Schuler Books & Music, 2660 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512 United States

Join others who are recovering from or have recovered from religion and want to help others do the same. We are a group of people that know and understand what you are struggling with and can offer friendly social support in a non-threatening, understanding and relaxed atmosphere. We will share experiences and resources to help cope with and deal with problems related to leaving organized religion or living without any religion. Whether you are thinking of leaving your religion, are…

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Nov
27

Town Hall @ Skeptics In The Pub (Holland)

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Holland Brewing Company, 66 E. 8th Street
Holland, MI United States

We want to hear from you! Give us your input as we shape our priorities for CFI Michigan's 2019 Programming and events. Join us for a special Town Hall style meeting at this month's Skeptics in the Pub in Holland to learn about CFI's Strategic Goals with Jennifer Beahan, CFI Michigan's Executive Director. After a brief overview these goals, and a snapshot of the current "State of the Center," Jennifer will facilitate a discussion with attendees to get feedback about…

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FREE Book when you become a CFI Member during our Fall Membership Drive!

October 25, 2018

CFI Michigan needs your support now more than ever! The relentless attacks on science, reason, and civil liberties in our current political climate have continued to increase. CFI has been on the front line fighting to defend the rights of secular individuals, and to keep religion and pseudoscience out of public policy, but we need …

EDUCATION STANDARDS IN MICHIGAN TO LIMIT LEARNING ABOUT SOCIAL ISSUES

October 25, 2018

Climate change, LGBTQ Americans, a woman’s right to choose, and even democratic values are among the issues that conservatives in Michigan do not want mentioned in public school history classes, according to new social studies standards authored by a state senator. Advocates for science and reason at the Center for Inquiry are urging Michigan residents …

MICHIGAN NATUROPATH BILL WOULD LEGITIMIZE DANGEROUS QUACK MEDICINE, SAY SCIENCE ADVOCATES

May 24, 2018

For Immediate Release: May 24, 2018 Contact: Paul Fidalgo, Communications Director press@centerforinquiry.org – (207) 358-9785 A bill passed by the Michigan State Senate would endanger the health of Michiganders by granting sweeping new powers to practitioners of unscientific bogus medicine and treatments, said the Center for Inquiry (CFI), an organization that advances reason and science. Senate Bill …