The Sacramento Area Coalition of Reason is made up of the following groups:
Agnostic and Atheist Student Association (at UC Davis)
The Agnostic and Atheist Student Association, or AgASA is a campus organization with the purpose of uniting the many agnostics, secularists, skeptics, and atheists on campus and providing an opportunity to socialize with like-minded individuals, while questioning religious and theistic beliefs. The club is predominantly made up of people who identify as materialists/naturalists/physicalists (people who do not believe in any form of the supernatural) and non-theists who believe in some things that are supernatural. However, everyone is welcome to the general meetings and to partake in the discussions.
The purpose of the association, Atheists and Other Freethinkers, is to promote the civic understanding of atheism and the acceptance of atheists in our community. Through educational programs, projects, and publications, AOF will extend secular perspectives, including the separation of religion and government and the right to think and speak freely on these perspectives.
AOF meetings are open to the public and are generally held on the second Sunday of the month, from 1:30-4:00 p.m. at the Sierra 2 Community Center, Room 10, 2791 24th Street, Sacramento. Note: The months of February and October are exceptions, since AOF co-produces two public education events: (1) an outdoor fair in October - “Sacramento’s Freethought Day,” and (2) a science and humanity celebration - Sacramento’s “Darwin Day Educational Gala.”
A bright is a person who has a naturalistic worldview free of supernatural and mystical elements. The ethics and actions of a bright are based on a naturalistic worldview. If your worldview is naturalistic, you are by definition a bright! Meet other brights, have some fun, and at the same time achieve something worthwhile! Besides enjoying the camaraderie, we will gather to put some of our ideas into motion - try to make some changes in our locale (e.g., in schools, libraries, and other civic institutions). The hub of the international internet constituency of Brights is in Sacramento. So, because of the locale, we have an opportunity to also work in sync with Brights Central to develop models for other groups. Brights Action Sacramento welcomes all who have a naturalistic worldview and subscribe to the principles put forth in The Brights' Net website.
FACTS is Sacramento's (and maybe California's) only Atheist church. We meet on the Monday nearest the new moon each month, so that we can peer farthest in distance and time into the night sky. We have an Ermnal (ask us when you arrive) of songs, a Moment of Science, a Sign of the Brain, a Freethink Drink and (hopefully) a grand time as we skeptically join together. Our goal is to spread "godless goodness," with charitable works to help those in the local community. New members are always welcome.
The greatest danger to reason, freedom and civil rights come when religion enters into the laws of a society. Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), a national organization, is one of our most prolific and effective groups monitoring and pursuing such infractions of separation of church and state. Concentrating on local cases, which are more likely to be a good use of resources, rests in the hands of those local citizens who take the time to notice when these infractions occur.
The Greater Sacramento Chapter of FFRF takes such monitoring seriously. Our members receive regular support in their constant vigilance to make sure no religion, Christian or otherwise, is allowed to take hold in our local governments, from school board to city council, even watching the parks and recreation departments. This local Chapter intends to be a reporting chain, letting FFRF know when action might be necessary. In addition, we strive to advance a better understanding of atheists in our community so these infractions are less likely to gain public traction in the first place.
Everyone is encouraged to join, whether you prefer to help monitor your local governments or simply show your support.
HAGSA is a Chapter of the American Humanist Association. Its purpose is to promote ethical, naturalistic, democratic Humanism among our members and in our community. It does this by means of monthly meetings (third Sunday of month) except in July and August, and its sponsorship of special events such as Darwin Day and Freethought Day.
Sac City Freethinkers (at Sacramento City College)
Uniting all Sacramento City College freethinkers (atheists, agnostics, secularists, humanists, and other skeptics) and providing an opportunity to socialize with like-minded individuals, question religious and theistic beliefs, and promote free thought through campus and community events.
Meet other freethinkers, atheists and nonbelievers in the greater Sacramento area. We strive to build a fun and meaningful community with one another through: monthly meetings, potlucks, guest speakers, book discussions, film screenings, community outreach and other social activities.
Sacramento Area Skeptics (SAS)
The Sacramento Area Skeptics were created in August 2008 in an effort to promote science, critical thinking, and skepticism in the Sacramento Area as well as organize a way for skeptics in the greater Sacramento area to meet one another. The SAS initially started on meetup.com and has grown since then. In addition to promoting science and skepticism on our websites, we organize lectures, and host a Drinking Skeptically event in Sacramento on the third Friday of every month.
While SORT is not an atheist group we support the Coalition of Reason in encouraging rational and critical thinking.
The core of SORT activities is our discussion group. The art of intelligent conversation is not dead. We at SORT believe that rational conversation—the meeting of minds, the free exchange of ideas, and the provocative stimulation of critical questions – is one of the most civilized and enlightening of all human activities.
SORT Meetings take place 7:30 – 9:30 pm the last Tuesday of the Month at the La Sierra Community Center 5325 Engle Road, Carmichael. CA Room 800.
Secular Student Alliance (at CSU Sacramento)
The Secular Student Alliance (SSA) of Sacramento State University is a student-run group made up of atheists, agnostics, skeptics, and other Freethinkers organized to provide community, dialogue and events to secular students.
We are an organized body of members that include students and faculty. This club is focused on the education, condition, commitment and advancement of intelligent, respectful and knowledgeable students. Members actively participate in extracurricular activities in part to an associative networking of larger organizations such as the nationwide Secular Student Alliance. Any associations to this club are part of a larger agenda aimed at education of non-religious beliefs.
The Stockton-Area Atheists and Freethinkers is a social and philanthropic group with social, monthly meetings, and community-improvement events throughout the year. Our members span from Galt to Modesto, and events have included park clean-ups, food drives, movie nights, and pizza socials. Join us for the fun, to meet like-minded others, or better our neighborhood. Visit our Meet-Up page for details.
The Yuba-Sutter Atheist Society promotes analysis through critical thought, personal responsibility independent of a greater power, and the importance of contributing to general well-being.
We serve as a support group for atheists, agnostics, and other free-thinkers who want to discuss philosophy, religion, Church and State separation, secular parenting, and how to respond to atheist discrimination. We also want to educate the public about atheism to combat misconceptions and help the public understand why we do not believe.