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2660 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512 United States

May 2019

May
12

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, May 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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May
12

Café Inquiry – Electric Vehicles And The Path To Mass Adoption-Part 2 (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, May 12, 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 week, our topic will be: Electric Vehicles And The Path To Mass Adoption-Part 2. The discussion from the last session was so extensive that we barely got into the information available. We’re going to continue the discussion this at this week's meeting. Members are welcome to…

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April 2019

Apr
28

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, April 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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Apr
28

Café Inquiry – Electric Vehicles and the Path to Mass Adoption (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, April 28, 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 week, we will be discussing Electric Vehicles and the Path to Mass Adoption. We will discuss the increased focus on electric vehicles by manufacturers and the outlook for mass marketing of them in our culture. Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic which would…

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Apr
14

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, April 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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Apr
14

Café Inquiry – Competing Visions of a Carbon-Free Future (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, April 14, 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 week, Josh Holton presents two competing models for energy infrastructure in the United States in light of the threat posed by global climate change. He will dispel some myths about various energy schemes, and present a viable solution to apparent political gridlock. You can see the…

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March 2019

Mar
24

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, March 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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
24

Café Inquiry – The History of Transgender Identity (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, March 24, 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 meeting will continue our discussion of Transgender Issues as Erica, a CFI Member who is transgender, leads us on a history and cultural overview of transgender identity around the world and in the USA, and will lead a discussion of why this is such a heated…

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Mar
10

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, March 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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
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. Attendees who wish to prepare for the discussion are encouraged to read some short articles on the day's topic: 20…

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February 2019

Feb
24

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, February 24, 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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Feb
24

Café Inquiry – The Evolution of the Brain (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, February 24, 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 week's topic is: The Evolution of the Brain. Dr. Bob Collins will present our topic for discussion. 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.…

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Feb
10

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, February 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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Feb
10

Café Inquiry – Michigan’s Lame Duck Session (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, February 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 week we will be discussing: "Michigan's Lame Duck Session and What They Left in Their Wake" We will discuss the recently concluded legislative session, and the ramifications to CFI member interests of science, reason, and secular values. Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic which…

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January 2019

Jan
27

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, January 27, 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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Jan
27

Café Inquiry – To Vape or Not to Vape: That Is the Question (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, January 27, 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 week's discussion will be: To Vape or Not to Vape: That Is the Question. Despite much debate in the US and UK, there is little agreement on the safety of e-cigarettes and whether they lead to actual tobacco use. Attendees are encouraged to read this article in The…

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Jan
13

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, January 13, 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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Jan
13

Café Inquiry – MGTOW: Men Going Their Own Way (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, January 13, 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 week’s discussion will be on the MGTOW movement. These are men who have decided that committed relationships with women are not in their best interest. You can read more about it here, or watch this video. Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic which…

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December 2018

Dec
23

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

December 23, 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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Dec
23

Café Inquiry – The Marketplace of Ideas: Is It Still Useful? (Grand Rapids)

December 23, 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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Dec
9

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

December 9, 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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Dec
9

Café Inquiry (Grand Rapids)

December 9, 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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November 2018

Nov
25

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

November 25, 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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Nov
25

Café Inquiry – Discussion of Jordan Peterson (Grand Rapids)

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. This month we will be having a discussion about Jordan Peterson. It seems that people either love him or hate him but Jordan Peterson draws a reaction from most people when you only mention his name. Steve Anderson will present a brief overview of Peterson before…

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Nov
11

Town Hall @ Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

November 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Schuler Books & Music, 2660 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512 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 Living Without Religion in Grand Rapids 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 event and…

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Nov
11

Town Hall @ Café Inquiry (Grand Rapids)

November 11, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Schuler Books & Music, 2660 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512 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 Café Inquiry in Grand Rapids 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 event and programming…

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October 2018

Oct
28

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

October 28, 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
28

Café Inquiry – Humanist Case Against Patriotism (Grand Rapids)

October 28, 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 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 would be…

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Oct
14

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

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
14

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

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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September 2018

Sep
23

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

September 23, 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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Sep
23

Café Inquiry – Discussion of Steve Brill’s “Tailspin” (Grand Rapids)

September 23, 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 be discussing the new book by Steve Brill, Tailspin: The People and Forces Behind America's Fifty-Year Fall--and Those Fighting to Reverse It. He was the author of The Bitter Pill, an authoritative account of how the Affordable Care Act developed and all the forces…

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Sep
9

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

September 9, 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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Sep
9

Café Inquiry – Need for Paradigm Shift in Science Advocacy (Grand Rapids)

September 9, 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 discuss "We Need a Paradigm Shift in Science Advocacy" - an editorial written by Gregg R. Davidson, Carol A. Hill, and Ken Wolgemuth, that was also featured in the Sept/Oct 2018 Issue of Skeptical Inquirer. This editorial contends that if we continue to try…

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August 2018

Aug
26

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

August 26, 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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Aug
26

Café Inquiry – The Battle Between the Ears (Grand Rapids)

August 26, 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 discuss "The Evolution of the Battle Between the Ears" focusing on which part of the human brain will win out: the amygdala or the prefrontal cortex. Steve Anderson will introduce the discussion. Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic which would…

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Aug
12

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

August 12, 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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Aug
12

Café Inquiry – Cultural Appropriation: What Is It and What Are It’s Effects? (Grand Rapids)

August 12, 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 be discussing Cultural Appropriation: What Is It and What Are It's Effects? 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…

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July 2018

Jul
22

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

July 22, 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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Jul
22

Café Inquiry – #MeToo, Part II (Grand Rapids)

July 22, 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 continue our discussion of the #MeToo Movement, as the last discussion on this topic would have gone into overtime. We will pick up this topic again, with even more developments since the last one. Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic…

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Jul
8

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

July 8, 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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Jul
8

Café Inquiry – Is Swearing Bad for Children? (Grand Rapids)

July 8, 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 be discussing "Is Swearing Bad For Children? Some Researchers Say #@%^ No!"   Philip Pullman’s new children's book stirred some controversy when it was published in England, and all of that was over three “bad” words. Some researchers say that all is not lost,…

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June 2018

Jun
24

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

June 24, 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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Jun
24

Café Inquiry (Grand Rapids)

June 24, 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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Jun
10

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

June 10, 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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Jun
10

Café Inquiry (Grand Rapids) – Holy Cows in Our Culture: The Military, American Flag, and Companion Pets

June 10, 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 discuss “Holy Cows in Our Culture Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: The Military, American Flag, Companion Pets.” We will look into those things and institutions that hold a special place in our culture from both the past the present and what me may find…

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May 2018

May
27

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

May 27, 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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May
27

Café Inquiry – Politicization of Scientific Issues (Grand Rapids)

May 27, 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 be discussing the Politicization of Scientific Issues. While this is not a new phenomenon, scientific issues have been sharply rendered between the two political parties. Join us as we discuss this timely and tremendously important topic. Attendees are encouraged to read the Politicization…

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May
13

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

May 13, 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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May
13

Café Inquiry – Why Men Are the New College Minority (Grand Rapids)

May 13, 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. Once the dominant demographic on college campuses men have become the new minority. We will discuss this new phenomenon at this week's Cafe Inquiry. There will be a handout provided at the meeting. Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic which would be of interest…

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April 2018

Apr
22

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

April 22, 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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Apr
22

Café Inquiry – Are You A Camper: Why or Why Not? (Grand Rapids)

April 22, 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. Now that warmer weather is coming we’ll be discussing life in the great outdoors..or maybe not. There is no article for this topic, just your experiences. Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic which would be of interest toward establishing a secular society based on…

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Apr
8

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

April 8, 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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Apr
8

Café Inquiry – Anti-Natalism (Grand Rapids)

April 8, 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 Sunday’s topic is Anti-Natalism.  You can familiarize yourself by reading this Wordpress article by Francois Tremblay, or by listening to episode 107 of Sam Harris's Waking Up Podcast: Is Life Actually Worth Living? Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic which would be of interest toward establishing…

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March 2018

Mar
25

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

March 25, 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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Mar
25

Café Inquiry-The Fallacies of Homeopathic Medicine (Grand Rapids)

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

Homeopathic medicine seems to be making a comeback since its nineteenth century beginnings. Modern science has debunked what, at least at its beginning, seemed a logical step towards finding cures to many illnesses. Attendees are encouraged to read "An Intro to Homeopathy" by Harriet Hall from the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, a program of CFI. 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…

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Mar
11

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

March 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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
11

Café Inquiry (Grand Rapids)

March 11, 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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February 2018

Feb
25

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

February 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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Feb
25

Café Inquiry – Free Speech and Identity Politics (Grand Rapids)

February 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. Attendees are encouraged to read the article from the March 2017 issue of Free Inquiry prior to the discussion. 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…

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Feb
11

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

February 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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Feb
11

Café Inquiry – Pursuit of Money or Happiness? (Grand Rapids)

February 11, 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 be discussing Pursuit of Money or Happiness? 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…

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January 2018

Jan
28

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

January 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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Jan
28

Café Inquiry – Nanotech: New Legal and Moral Challenges (Grand Rapids)

January 28, 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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Jan
14

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

January 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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Jan
14

Café Inquiry – Carrying Concealed Weapons: Experiences & Reflections (Grand Rapids)

January 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'll be discussing Carrying Concealed Weapons: Personal Experiences & Reflections. 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…

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