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April 2019

Apr
22

CFI Amherst Earth Day 2019

Monday, April 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Center for Inquiry – Transnational, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States

CFI is holding an in-office event in honor of Earth Day, on April 22. Any CFI members or supporters in the area who are interested in participating can sign up by emailing Nicole Scott at nscott@centerforinquiry.org. You can choose to participate in one or both sessions. Lunch will be catered by The Lunch Box. Session 1: Clean-up Grounds: 10am–12pm Session 2: Plant Trees: 1–3pm Lunch at Noon Sign up for the session you’d like to participate in. All materials and…

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Apr
23

SOS (Secular Organizations for Sobriety)

Tuesday, April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, NY 14228 US

SOS is a secular recovery group dedicated solely to helping individuals achieve and maintain sobriety. All those who seek sobriety are welcome as members in any SOS group. For more information contact Eric Chinchon at 716-636-4869 ext. 318 or echinchon@centerforinquiry.net. http://sos-nys.org/

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Apr
28

Secular Sunday – Coffee & Conversation

Sunday, April 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Center for Inquiry – Transnational, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States

Join us for Secular Sunday! As humanists, we believe that social interaction is essential for human happiness. Secular Sunday is a monthly event for secular and non-religious families and individuals to network and build a sense of community in a setting that does not require a belief in the supernatural. This is a family-friendly event where children are welcomed and engaged. (Please note, parents are responsible for attending with their children.) Secular Sunday generally meets on the last Sunday of every month. Questions? Text/Call John Barrett at 716-238-3821 or…

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Apr
29

Café Inquiry (City) discussion group

Monday, April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
SPoT Coffee Hertel, 1406 Hertel Ave
Buffalo, NY US

Café Inquiry is a discussion group for those who love critical inquiry and friendly debates! Come join us to talk about religion, atheism, skepticism, culture, society, politics, and more. The group currently meets three times a month, typically on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Mondays, with three rotating locations: 1st Monday - Café Inquiry (South) SPoT Coffee Orchard Park (Upstairs) 6519 E. Quaker St., Orchard Park 2nd Monday - Café Inquiry (North) Tim Hortons 748 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda…

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Apr
30

SOS (Secular Organizations for Sobriety)

Tuesday, April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, NY 14228 US

SOS is a secular recovery group dedicated solely to helping individuals achieve and maintain sobriety. All those who seek sobriety are welcome as members in any SOS group. For more information contact Eric Chinchon at 716-636-4869 ext. 318 or echinchon@centerforinquiry.net. http://sos-nys.org/

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March Wrap-Up: Magical Thinking

April 2, 2019

Retired UB anthropology professor Phillips Stevens was our speaker for March and April. On March 29, he gave a lecture titled “Magical Thinking: Inherently Human” to an audience of about 70 people. We were glad to welcome our neighbors from the Atheist Community of Rochester to the center, and enjoyed having drinks and snacks with …

February Wrap-Up: Evolution for Educators

March 18, 2019

Bertha Vazquez, Director of CFI’s Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science (TIES), generously agreed to travel to Buffalo from Florida (in March!) to give a teaching workshop and lecture at headquarters. Bertha’s talk coincided with CFI WNY’s celebration of Darwin Day, an annual recognition of Darwin’s birthday on February 12, 2019. You can view Bertha’s entire …

January Wrap-Up: New Year, New Games

February 19, 2019

Nick Little, CFI’s Legal Director, visited Amherst, NY and gave a lecture on Wednesday, January 16. Nick’s lecture was on “The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly – Secular Litigation And The Post-Kennedy Supreme Court.” We are working to see if we can make video available from Nick’s talk. Photos of the event were taken …