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Welcome to FreeThought Arizona

Who and Why We Are

The purpose of FreeThought Arizona is to establish, grow, and support a community of freethinkers, skeptics, agnostics, atheists and humanists based on reason, science, and critical thinking. The goals are to maintain separation of church and state, advance education and science, examine and discuss literature, support families, work to eliminate prejudice and discrimination and protect the civil rights of our members and others through meetings, lectures, debates, discussions, protests, letters to the editor, blog, podcasts, broadcast appearances and any other reasonable and civil means available.

FreeThought Arizona grew out of the Southern Arizona branch of the Center for Inquiry, a transnational organization. We are a group of rationalists, skeptics, and humanists in and around Tucson serving all of Arizona.

We have joined together to provide an ethical alternative to religious and paranormal worldviews, protect civil liberties, defend reason, and to work toward increasing scientific literacy in Arizona.

To achieve this goal, FreeThought Arizona sponsors:

  • local events,
  • activism,
  • lectures and educational programs.

We draw upon volunteers, members and other supporters who are enthusiastic about our agenda and wish to take part in our movement. In addition, FreeThought Arizona sponsors social events for freethinkers as well as intellectual programming, and assists with campus outreach and other community organizations with whom we share similar goals and philosophies.

View our Board of Directors.

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November 16, 2014

Aron Ra
Texas State Director of American Atheist
Aron Ra

Aron Rais a freethought contributor to the Global Secular Council, and host of the bi-monthly podcast called the Ra-Men. Aron (pronounced as 'R.N.') is one of the "YouTube atheists" and an advocate for rationalism in science classrooms.

8-9:15 amCafé FreeThought Get-together for a lively discussion of issues dealing with the intersection of religion, politics and culture. (BYOC) Gil Shapiro, moderator.

Noon —Lunch (available in the UMC Cafeteria: good food at good prices!)

1 pm —To be announced

Duval Auditorium events are FREE to all. Donations welcome. See map

COMING EVENTS at FreeThought Arizona in December 2014 to be announced.

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    • How are your Arizona state representatives and senators representing your secular interests? Support for representatives Mach, Davis, Mendez, Otondo, Quezada, Saldate, Sherwood, and Wheeler translates to support for a secular state government - all representatives with a 100% secular rating. Representatives Meyer, Muñoz, Peshlaki, and Steele have high secular ratings leaving 18 representatives with poor to mediocre secular support.
    • Supporting members are eligible for email addresses to Write to for details.
    • Are you interested in the University of Arizona Secular Student Alliance? Find out more by writing to SSA at UA or jdraper at UA.
    • Secular Coalition for Arizona endorses six candidates in general election:
      • James Woods
      • Lela Alston
      • Lenny Morrison
      • Cara Prior
      • Scott Prior
      • Bruce Wheeler

    • Remember to enroll or re-enroll in Fry's Community Reward Program. This brings in money to our non-profit organization with no out-of-pocket expense to you. Please ask at the reception tables or send request to You may also visit the Community Reward Programs listed in the next block below.
    • Supporting membership sign-up will start in October.
    • Training to be an Advocate for the Death You Want for Yourself and Others (Surrogate or Health Care Representative). Late October, early November 2014. Contact or click DETAILS.
    • If you are interested in participating in the AIDS Walk Sunday, October 12, starting at 7am at the main library, please contact Lisa.

    You have a reminder or temporary announcement that you want posted? Reminders and announcements should be guided by our "Who and Why We Are" statement in the left column. Contact webmaster.

Click these links to
Fry's Community Reward Program and
Albertson's Community Partners


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However, to join FreeThought Arizona as a supporting member, we ask for a small donation.

Our Duval Auditorium events are FREE to all. Donations are accepted. See map.