Welcome to CFI Austin!

The mission of the Center for Inquiry is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values.

We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that encourages evidence-based inquiry into science, pseudoscience, medicine and health, religion, ethics, secularism, and society. We are not affiliated with, nor do we promote, any political party, political ideology, or religious organization.

For the latest and most accurate info check out the CFI Austin Meetup Group where we have listings of all our events as well as events that may interest CFI-Austin members. To contact us you can click on an organizer's profile and use the send email option in the upper left portion of the page.

Coalition of Reason in Austin

 

Godless Billboard Went Up on I-35 in Austin (Austin, June 28, 2010) "Don't believe in God? Join the club."

Placed by the Austin Coalition of Reason (Austin CoR), with $7,344 in funding from the United Coalition of Reason (United CoR), the 14' x 48' billboard features the words "Don't Believe in God? Join the Club" superimposed over the image of a bright sunrise. This billboard also marks the public launch of Austin CoR, which is made up of six area groups that welcome nontheistic (atheist and agnostic) individuals.

Beyond this, the Austin billboard is part of a national effort. Already this year there have been similar billboards, or bus ads, in Des Moines, Detroit, Fayetteville (Arkansas), New Orleans, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Tucson, Sacramento and Seattle. Last year, there were United CoR-sponsored billboard, bus, and subway ads in 20 cities, including Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Houston, Tulsa, Phoenix and San Diego.

For more details on the Austin campaign and for hi-res images of the billboard, free for media use, go to www.AustinCoR.org .


There's trouble in Texas.  CFI Austin has been working to defend science education in Texas.  A large contigency of creationists on the Texas State Board of Education intended to require, or to at least allow, Creationism to be taught in public school science classes.  In this letter to our readers , Clare Wuellner, Executive Director of CFI Austin, explains CFI Austin's efforts, our wins and losses, and what's next for Texas.


The Center for Inquiry Austin and The Clergy Letter Project are pleased to present TeachThemScience.org

These two organizations — one secular, the other religious — have come together to advocate a 21st- Century science education for Texas public schoolchildren. This website is intended to empower parents, educators and other concerned citizens as they explore how evolution is important to all of us and why attacks on evolution have no scientific basis.

For more information visit the CFI Austin Meetup Group