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October 2018

Oct
10

CFI MI :: The Enemies of Reason – Film Screening (Grand Rapids)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Sweet House (formerly Women’s City Club), 254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Join us for a film screening of Richard Dawkins' documentary The Enemies of Reason. There are two ways of looking at the world – through faith and superstition or through the rigors of logic, observation, and evidence – in other words, through reason. Reason and a respect for evidence are precious commodities, the source of human progress and are safe guard against fundamentalists and those who profit from obscuring the truth. Yet, today, society appears to be retreating from reason.…

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Oct
12

Café Inquiry – Humanist Case Against Patriotism (Portage)

Friday, October 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Panera Bread (Portage), 5970 S. Westnedge Ave
Portage, MI 49002 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. Have dinner if you like! Drinks, snacks and sandwiches are available for purchase. This month we will be discussing The Humanist Case Against Patriotism from the Free Inquiry Oct/Nov 2018 Issue. Attendees are encouraged to read the article prior to the event. See link above for a PDF of article. Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic which…

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Oct
14

Café Inquiry – The Problem With “Privilege” (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, October 14, 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. This week we will question whether Progressives' use of "privilege" in social discourse causes more problems than it has  sought to eliminate. Our discussion will center around Valarie Tarico's op-ed, "The Problem With 'Privilege'" from the July 2017 issue of Free inquiry, which argues that this is indeed,…

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Oct
14

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, October 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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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Oct
17

Skeptics In The Pub (Ypsilanti)

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ypsi Ale House, 124 Pearl St. #100
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States

This is a great opportunity for skeptics to talk, share ideas (and yes, drink) in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. We discuss the issues of the day and whatever else is on our minds. But most of all, we have fun while promoting skepticism, science, and rationality. Don't drink? Don't let that stop you from joining us! Some of the world's most famous skeptics are teetotalers, and we are happy to have you! Remember that drinking skeptically means drinking responsibly. If…

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CFI MICHIGAN CELEBRATES 20 YEARS AT SOLSTICE AWARDS CEREMONY

October 17, 2018

CFI Michigan hosted their annual Solstice Dinners in Grand Rapids and Madison Heights (in the Detroit Area) on December 13 and 16 respectively, with 120 combined attendees, despite the terrible snow storm. Eddie Tabash, CFI’s Board Chair, was the special guest at both dinners, and spoke about the dangers our movement and our country are currently …

2017 Secular Summer Retreat Attendee Information Page

March 16, 2017

We’re glad you’re joining us for the 2017 Secular Summer Retreat, July 14-16th! Return to Secular Summer Retreat Information Page Retreat Contacts Jennifer Beahan, Program Director, CFI–MI, 616-706-2029 (cell/text) Jeff Seaver, Executive Director, CFI–MI, 616-262-0345 (cell/text) Rick & Mary, Managers, Long Lake Outdoor Center, 269-795-7886 (Camp office) Location Information Long Lake Outdoor Center 10370 Gun …

2017 Secular Summer Retreat

February 17, 2017

Friday, July 14, 2017 4:00pm – Sunday, July 16, 2017 1:00pm Join us at the 2017 Secular Summer Retreat at the Long Lake Outdoor Center, near Hastings, MI. Explore the historic campground with fellow CFI Michigan members, friends and family and enjoy the beauty of the Michigan summer. REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL JULY 6TH! …