Cafe Inquiry

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013 at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, July 23rd 2013 at 9:00 pm
Hill Center DC, 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE (Eastern Market Metro), Washington, DC 20003

Note Location: We will be in Walt Whitman Room. Entrance is on 9th St SE. Elevator access available. Overflow room available in case of higher turnout to ensure all attendees receive adequate opportunities to participate.

Cafe Inquiry is our monthly casual get-together to meet people and discuss topics of science and humanism.

This month's discussion:


What are the factors that contribute to people becoming more or less religious? What has contributed to the recent decline of people who identify as religious in the United States, even while it is one of the more religious developed nations?

Why are some countries more or less religious than others? Do any of the following have an influence in whether a region or country is more or less religious: material wealth and security, cultural factors such as freedom and permissiveness, birth rates, gender equality, or education levels?

On an individual level, what factors do you believe have influenced you to be (presumably) less religious? What factors do you see as contributing to the religious convictions of people you know who are more religious? Do intelligence or analytical/critical thinking correlate with lower religiosity? Why do women tend to be more religious than men?


No outside food or drink allowed. Free and open to the public.

We are also planning to go out for food and/or drinks afterwards. Free and open to the public.

Interested in leading a discussion or have someone to recommend? Please contact us at dc[at]

The venue is wheelchair accessible. People with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about physical access may email sdavis [at] centerforinquiry [dot] net in advance of the event.