|Atheists of Florida|
Atheists of Florida is a nonprofit, educational corporation created in 1992 by a group of Floridians who saw the need for an active atheist organization to heighten public awareness about atheism, provide social support and educational resources for those trying to break free from the bonds of stifling religious orthodoxy, as well as providing resources for those interested in atheism. Equally important in our purpose, is the preservation of everyone’s liberties by ensuring the complete separation of state and church. Twenty years of consistent activism in this area have given us much insight into how to proceed. We work to ensure that our government is conducted along strictly secular lines. We have been surprisingly successful in getting city councils, county commissions, and other bodies to cease or modify the inclusion of religious rituals in their regular procedures. If you become aware of any governmental organization favoring or denying the rights of religious organizations, please let us know.
We encourage ongoing rational criticism of supernaturalist and religious doctrines. We are a doorway through which those who may have growing doubts about their religious heritage can find the support they need to make a breakthrough to a different way of life. We try to provide an accepting place for those who have experienced the rejection, animosity, and hatred of others, whose religions have no place for doubt.
As advocates for intellectual freedom, honesty and integrity, we promote ethical living, and positive values and aspirations. Our purpose is not to condemn, but to inform – not to convert, but to educate. Atheists of Florida serves a unique purpose within the Coalition of Reason. We celebrate 23 years of offering a rational and rewarding alternative to the dry, moldering husk of outdated religious convention.
|Center for Inquiry Tampa Bay|
Our mission is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom
of inquiry, and humanist values.
It’s Time for Science and Reason! (A concise explanation of Secular Humanism.) In the marketplace of ideas, one can find responsible, objective, and evidence-based information on everything from foreign policy to hormone replacement therapy. Yet when it comes to some of our deepest questions — about human values, the transcendent, or the borderlands of science — one often only hears from partisans of traditional religion, New Age practitioners, extremist politicians, or anti-science movements. Center for Inquiry fills this gap, lending a credible voice to critical inquiry and the scientific outlook.
You are invited to join our local family-friendly, reason-oriented community
in pursuing your principles in an effective and positive manner. We encourage
you to join and support our local affiliates below:
|Humanist Families of Greater Tampa|
|Humanist Families of Greater TampaHumanist Families of Greater TampaHumanist
Families of Greater Tampa – A social group for Humanist
parents and families living in the greater Tampa area – includes Bradenton, Sarasota, Tampa, St. Pete, Lakeland, through to New Port Richey.
We organize monthly outings and get-togethers and host Darwin Day and Carl Sagan Day parties as well as the annual Freethought Day at Disney celebration. http://www.facebook.com/groups/HumanistFamiliesTampa/
|Humanist Society of the Suncoast|
We stand at the cusp of a new way of thinking
You will be welcome at our regular gatherings at 2 PM every first Saturday of the month at the Dunedin Public Library. Be sure to check our Meetup page or newsletter for current venue information.
Jim Peterson, President
|Humanists of Sarasota Bay|
he Humanists of Sarasota Bay (HUSBAY) began organizing in 1999. Six people showed up for the first organizational meeting, and we slowly built up to our present membership of more than 100.
HUSBAY serves mostly social and intellectual interests. The lectures have
stimulated and enlightened us while the lunches have provided discussion and
fellowship. The organization provides a haven for those who seek to find others
they can share their secular orientation with and with whom they can feel
a camaraderie and a relief from the sectarian world. The members have been
reluctant to engage in any prominent social action but many individual members
support groups that are active in social action and social justice. In addition
|Institute for Science and Human Values|
by Paul Kurtz in 2009, the institute pursues scholarly investigations into scientific
and ethical matters as they relate to the welfare of human society.
On the web at www.ishv.net
|Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers|
Nontheistic service members serve honorably throughout the world–always
have; always will. However, nontheists are the last unprotected minority.
The nontheistic, whether an atheist, humanist, agnostic, freethinker, or other
secular minority, have a strong community. Jason Torpy, a West Point graduate,
serves as president of MAAF. He also holds seats on the boards of the Secular
Coalition for America and the American Humanist Association.
|Tampa Humanist Association|
mission of the Tampa Humanist Association is to be a voice for Humanism in Central
Florida, to increase public awareness
and acceptance of humanism, to establish, protect and promote the position of humanists in our society, and to develop and advance humanist thought and action.
Located in Tampa, Florida, the Tampa Humanist Association, Inc. (THA) brings together humanists and non-theists of all stripes toward the cause of progressive social change. Through our Charter Membership with American Humanist Association, we work alongside other national organizations in the community of reason, and also reach out to our progressive allies to work on issues of common concern. It is THA’s intention to enlarge the voice of humanism within the Tampa Bay Region and strive to create a cooperative atmosphere within the community of reason.
President: Jim Peterson,
|Tampa Bay Post Carbon Council|
autonomous project of the Humanist Society of the Suncoast, TBPCC has been acti
ve on environmental issues since 2006.
On the web at: www.tampabaypostcarbon.com
|UU Humanists of Clearwater|
|We are a group of Unitarian Universalists committed to a humanistic and non-theistic worldview. Currently, meetings are scheduled once a month and are usually held on the third Sunday of each month from 12.30pm to 1.30pm, after UU services. The UU Humanists are open to all aspects of humanism, including investigation of religious humanism. However, the focus of the group is on the secular aspects of humanism. Programs have been well received with attendance between 50 and 75 individuals. To learn more about the group, please contact:|
Non-UU members are welcome to visit and become a UU humanist without becoming a member of UU Clearwater.