Pittsburgh Freethought Community
Promoting Science, Reason and Humanist Values
in the greater Pittsburgh area.

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Upcoming events

    • Monday, June 01, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Thursday, June 01, 2023
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions


    • Thursday, June 04, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • zoom
    • 991
    Register

    Thinking together about the human condition 

    Morality and Evidence
    Can values be evidence-based? Should they be? How? In what sense?

    • Friday, June 05, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • zoom
    • 1000
    Register
    After a long week of work come join us at the “virtual pub” socialize with some like-minded friends and relax! A time to kick back and discuss whatever topics come to mind.
    • Sunday, June 07, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • zoom
    • 999
    Register
    Typically held in person at either Schenley Square or The Porch restaurant on the first Sunday of each month, we now have virtual  brunch from your home! Grab some coffee or tea or other beverage and your favorite brunch dish(es) and join others of like mind for a pleasant Sunday morning of conversation and conviviality.
    • Sunday, June 07, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • zoom
    • 986
    Register

    White Fragility and Rules of Engagement. Racism is the norm rather than an aberration. How can we receive feedback about racist actions and stop racist patterns?

    The zoom link is included in your registration email

    • Monday, June 08, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • zoom
    • 1000
    Register
    We are holding informal gatherings to keep our communal trivial skills finely tuned in place of in person trivia nights at a local location. Join other freethinkers in a friendly game of and test your trivia skills.
    • Tuesday, June 09, 2020
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • zoom
    • 998
    Register
    Pittsburgh Freethought Community Arts and Culture Discussion night. Inviting artists to a discussion of the many ways art expresses our humanist values. We want to hear from art workers in visual media, music, theater, dance, written and spoken word. Join artists in our Freethought Community to share ideas, support and encourage each other, and lift up the importance of art in our lives.
    • Wednesday, June 10, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • zoom
    • 999
    Register
    With a different topic and speaker every session, each lecture aims to bring someone thought provoking to our community to share their ideas and passions. Come learn something new with us, and get the chance to converse with some of the best minds in secularism, science, and reason.
    • Thursday, June 11, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • zoom
    • 999
    Register
    Join fellow freethinkers to discuss a wide range of topics around morality, philosophy, and life’s big questions. Discussion Groups are moderated forums with preselected topics that anyone who wishes to participate in regardless of background is welcome to do so. The topic for each discussion is announced in advance, sometimes with recommended reading. Each discussion group has a different moderator and topic, and once we return to in person meetings each group will represent different geographical locations.
    • Friday, June 12, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • zoom
    • 1000
    Register
    After a long week of work come join us at the “virtual pub” socialize with some like-minded friends and relax! A time to kick back and discuss whatever topics come to mind.
    • Sunday, June 14, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    Register


    • Monday, June 15, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • zoom
    • 1000
    Register
    We are holding informal gatherings to keep our communal trivial skills finely tuned in place of in person trivia nights at a local location. Join other freethinkers in a friendly game of and test your trivia skills.
    • Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • zoom
    • 1000
    Register
    Come gather around a virtual table with some other freethinkers to discuss anything at all. Social nights do not typically have a topic of discussion but instead provide a space to gather and talk openly.
    • Thursday, June 18, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • zoom
    • 998
    Register

    WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY?

    In this online Zoom videoconference, we will discuss the future of American democracy. Are we headed toward authoritarianism, greater oppression of disfavored groups, and theocracy? Or is it the case, as Martin Luther King Jr. said, that “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice”?

    Some references (not required reading):

    George Will, “When American conservatism becomes un-American,” Washington Post, May 29, 2020: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/when-american-conservatism-becomes-un-american/2020/05/28/336a953a-a0f6-11ea-b5c9-570a91917d8d_story.html?fbclid=IwAR1VEc2kPd8vCZeZBwyxZ50Fb_JVacrPrvVtKK73qLc0RWwKWTJQQWndnqM

    “Trump threatens to end protests with military,” Politico, June 1, 2020: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/01/trump-slams-governors-as-weak-crackdown-on-protests-294023

    “Trump signs order that could punish social media for how they police content, drawing criticism and doubts of legality,” Washington Post, May 28, 2020: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/05/28/trump-social-media-executive-order/

    “What if Trump won’t accept 2020 defeat?,” Politico, June 21, 2019: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/21/trump-election-2020-1374589

    • Friday, June 19, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • zoom
    • 1000
    Register
    After a long week of work come join us at the “virtual pub” socialize with some like-minded friends and relax! A time to kick back and discuss whatever topics come to mind.
    • Saturday, June 20, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Sunday, June 21, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • zoom
    • 1000
    • Sunday, June 21, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • zoom
    • 1000
    Register
    We're a secular community that celebrates life! Celebrate with us digitally now. Our mission: to help everyone find and fulfill their full potential. Our vision: a secular congregation in every town, city, and village that wants one.
    • Sunday, June 21, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • zoom
    • 996
    Register

    Where Do We Go From Here? As we wrap up this series, we will discuss what actions we might take, individually or as a group, going forward.


    The zoom link will be included in your registration email
    • Monday, June 22, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • zoom
    • 1000
    Register
    We are holding informal gatherings to keep our communal trivial skills finely tuned in place of in person trivia nights at a local location. Join other freethinkers in a friendly game of and test your trivia skills.
    • Tuesday, June 23, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • zoom
    • 1000
    Register
    Come gather around a virtual table with some other freethinkers to discuss anything at all. Social nights do not typically have a topic of discussion but instead provide a space to gather and talk openly.
    • Wednesday, June 24, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • zoom
    • 999
    Register
    With a different topic and speaker every session, each lecture aims to bring someone thought provoking to our community to share their ideas and passions. Come learn something new with us, and get the chance to converse with some of the best minds in secularism, science, and reason.
    • Thursday, June 25, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • zoom
    • 999
    Register
    Join fellow freethinkers to discuss a wide range of topics around morality, philosophy, and life’s big questions. Discussion Groups are moderated forums with preselected topics that anyone who wishes to participate in regardless of background is welcome to do so. The topic for each discussion is announced in advance, sometimes with recommended reading. Each discussion group has a different moderator and topic, and once we return to in person meetings each group will represent different geographical locations.
    • Friday, June 26, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • zoom
    • 1000
    Register
    After a long week of work come join us at the “virtual pub” socialize with some like-minded friends and relax! A time to kick back and discuss whatever topics come to mind.
    • Monday, June 29, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • zoom
    • 1000
    Register
    We are holding informal gatherings to keep our communal trivial skills finely tuned in place of in person trivia nights at a local location. Join other freethinkers in a friendly game of and test your trivia skills.
    • Friday, July 03, 2020
    • (EDT)


    • Friday, July 03, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    Register

    Even though we can't host an in-person, face-to-face event, we can host a virtual event. So grab a Corona or three (or other beverage of choice) and maybe some munchies or snacks (or even some dinner if you're so inclined) and pull up a chair and join the (virtual) party. Register/RSVP here and a link will be provided on Friday afternoon via email for the virtual event. (You may have to download the Google Hangouts app or Zoom to participate.)

    Freethinkers in the Pub is an informal social event providing an opportunity for freethinkers, skeptics, atheists, and agnostics to get together for wide-ranging conversation and conviviality in a lighthearted atmosphere. So join us for a pleasant evening of fun with like-minded people.


    • Saturday, July 04, 2020
    • (EDT)


    • Sunday, July 05, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Schenley Plaza, Under the Big Tent, 4100 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
    Register

    Come meet some like-minded folks of all ages and have a great brunch at the same time. This month, we are doing an outdoor meetup in Schenley Plaza in the heart of Oakland. We will meet under the big tent with signs identifying Pittsburgh Freethought Community (PFC).

    There is no set topic or fix agenda, but rather the opportunity to engage in a free-flowing discussion on issues of the day, events in the world, books you have read and camaraderie among fellow atheist, agnostics, humanists, and freethinkers.

    Before joining the group, you should buy your brunch at one of the local vendors in the plaza (or bring your own). Recommended is Waffalonia, Mesa or Opa Gyros. You could also consider carry-out from The Porch, but the wait would be a little longer. See menus for the Kiosks at https://www.pittsburghparks.org/dining-at-the-plaza

    Freethought Brunch is brought to you the 1st Sunday of most months by the Pittsburgh Freethought Community - Promoting science, reason, and humanist values in the greater Pittsburgh area.


    • Monday, July 06, 2020
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    PFC normally fields a bar trivia team that competes every Monday night, barring conflicting events (like Steelers games, etc)

    Under the current circumstances, these competitions are not able to be held. So in order to keep our trivial brains properly functioning in the pursuit of trivia, we are holding informal gatherings to keep our communal trivial skills finely tuned.


    • Tuesday, July 07, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    Register

    Welcome to the Pittsburgh Freethought Community's monthly social night, held every first Tuesday of the month at the Sharp Edge Bistro in the Cultural District downtown. from wherever you are!

    "Hang out" and socialize with like-minded friends.

    Freethought Virtual Social Night will continue until the recommendation for Social Distancing and Stay-at-Home orders have been lifted, and is brought to you by the Pittsburgh Freethought Community - Promoting science, reason, and humanist values in the greater Pittsburgh area.

    A link to the meeting will be emailed to all registered attendees on Tuesday before the event begins.

    See you there!
    • Thursday, July 09, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register



    Discussion Groups are moderated forums with pre-selected topics. Anyone who wishes to participate in the civil discussions are welcome to do so. The groups nominally represent different geographical locations and will morph back into geographically located in-person discussions. They are currently held every Thursday. The topic for each discussion is announced in advance, sometimes with recommended reading.

    • Friday, July 10, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    Register

    Even though we can't host an in-person, face-to-face event, we can host a virtual event. So grab a Corona or three (or other beverage of choice) and maybe some munchies or snacks (or even some dinner if you're so inclined) and pull up a chair and join the (virtual) party. Register/RSVP here and a link will be provided on Friday afternoon via email for the virtual event. (You may have to download the Google Hangouts app or Zoom to participate.)

    Freethinkers in the Pub is an informal social event providing an opportunity for freethinkers, skeptics, atheists, and agnostics to get together for wide-ranging conversation and conviviality in a lighthearted atmosphere. So join us for a pleasant evening of fun with like-minded people.


    • Monday, July 13, 2020
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    PFC normally fields a bar trivia team that competes every Monday night, barring conflicting events (like Steelers games, etc)

    Under the current circumstances, these competitions are not able to be held. So in order to keep our trivial brains properly functioning in the pursuit of trivia, we are holding informal gatherings to keep our communal trivial skills finely tuned.


    • Tuesday, July 14, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    Register

    Welcome to the Pittsburgh Freethought Community's monthly social night, held every first Tuesday of the month at the Sharp Edge Bistro in the Cultural District downtown. from wherever you are!

    "Hang out" and socialize with like-minded friends.

    Freethought Virtual Social Night will continue until the recommendation for Social Distancing and Stay-at-Home orders have been lifted, and is brought to you by the Pittsburgh Freethought Community - Promoting science, reason, and humanist values in the greater Pittsburgh area.

    A link to the meeting will be emailed to all registered attendees on Tuesday before the event begins.

    See you there!
    • Thursday, July 16, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register



    Discussion Groups are moderated forums with pre-selected topics. Anyone who wishes to participate in the civil discussions are welcome to do so. The groups nominally represent different geographical locations and will morph back into geographically located in-person discussions. They are currently held every Thursday. The topic for each discussion is announced in advance, sometimes with recommended reading.

    • Friday, July 17, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Sunday, July 19, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Point State Park


    • Friday, July 17, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    Register