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March 2019

Mar
8

Café Inquiry (Portage)

Friday, March 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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. 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…

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Mar
10

Café Inquiry – Science and Transgenderism: What We Know and Do Not Know (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, March 10, 2019 @ 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 March our own Erica Allen will discuss the often controversial topic of transgenderism. On March 10 she will lead the discussion on the science of transgenderism. Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic which would be of interest toward establishing a secular society based…

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Mar
10

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, March 10, 2019 @ 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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Mar
13

Lecture and Q&A (Grand Rapids)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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TBA, Grand Rapids, MI United States

Join us for our next educational lecture. Speaker and lecture topic TBA. We host local and national guest lecturers on a wide variety of topics related to CFI's mission. Topics often include: science, religion, philosophy, social issues, politics, atheism, humanism, agnosticism, skepticism, deism, evolution, morality and ethics, secularism, rationalism, psychology, and others. Additional Information Meetings are open to the Public and are held in the Auditorium on the lower level. Please use the door on the south side of the…

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Mar
15

Skeptics In The Pub (Grand Rapids)

Friday, March 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Craft Beer Cellar, 404 Ionia Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 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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February 8, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February, 8,  2019 Contact: Jennifer Beahan Director, Center for Inquiry Michigan michigan@centerforinquiry. org, (616) 706-2029   CFI Michigan hosts Darwin Day Lecture on “Evolution in Your Lifetime: Rapid Adaptation to a Changing Environment” GRAND RAPIDS, MI – In celebration of Darwin Day, the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, CFI Michigan …

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