We asked you to tell us about your local secular group in an attempt to encourage the start-up and growth of “good without god” communities. We’ve received a lot of responses already (Thanks!) and here’s a glimpse at our next group: The Northern Ohio Freethought Society in Cleveland:
They offered advice to other groups just starting out:
For anyone serious about starting up a group I would advise having at least five core people who are willing to donate a lot of time to the group. And get out there and be active. Your group will not grow if you are not making something happen. Take a day to pass out non-theist literature, protest in front of the statehouse, or hug an Atheist. Just keep advertising for your community. Also hold monthly meetings to organize.
You can read more of our interview here.
Want to be featured in this series? If you can fill out most of the questions below, your group is probably a good candidate to be showcased on our page. We hope to hear from you! E-mail submissions to SecularGroups@gmail.com!
Links to group’s Facebook. website, Twitter, etc.:
When was your group established?
What does your group do for fun to connect with each other?
What community/volunteer activities does your group participate in, if any?
What political/social activism does your group do, if any?
Does your group have a favorite charity to fundraise for or promote?
Do you have any stories to share about your city having a positive reaction to your group?
What are some challenges your group has faced?
What advice would you like to share with other groups struggling to grow or are just starting up?
**Please attach some photos of your group as a whole, in action, and having fun**