What is the CFI Community of Northeast Ohio?
CFI Communities are groups of rationalists, skeptics, and humanists which sponsor local events, activism, lectures and educational programs. The Communities draw upon volunteers and Center for Inquiry Friends and supporters who are enthusiastic about our agenda and wish to take part in our movement.
The Northeast Ohio Community offers an opportunity to put your principles into practice by joining other rationalists to work for positive change in society. In addition, the Northeast Ohio Community sponsors social events for freethinkers as well as intellectual programming, and assists with campus outreach.
CFI Communities provide an ethical alternative to religious and paranormal worldviews. In this time of rising religiosity, anti-intellectualism and political turmoil on ethical issues, it is critical that rationalists and freethinkers join together to protect civil liberties, defend reason, and work toward increasing scientific literacy.
Click on our "Local Events Calendar" above to see the many interesting progams and activities we will be offering in the next several months.
The Center for Inquiry of Northeast Ohio (CFINO) has two chapters - one in Cleveland and one in Akron.
The Cleveland chapter meets the second Wednesday of each month at various locations in NE Ohio from 7 until 8:45PM. The "Local Events Calendar" offers details as to the meeting place. This chapter also has an informal social event the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Holiday Inn at the Rockside Road exit of I-77 in Independence at 6:30PM.
The Akron chapter meets the first Monday of each month at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, 3512 Darrow Road, Stow, from 7 until 8:45PM. This chapter has an informal event the third Monday of each month at Panera Bread, 689 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls at 6:30PM, and another informal event the third Thursday of each month at On Tap - 3263 State Road.
Give back to your community and donate needed canned food for humans, dogs, and cats, which can help people in need, and many homeless pets this holiday season. Your donations will help three local charities: The Akron-Canton Food Bank, Stark County Dog Pound, and Stark County Humane Society. Donations will be collected at meetings and socials through the end of December, and delivered in January. Let’s make this a brighter holiday season for people and pets.
For more info on items needed:
Akron-Canton Food Bank: www.akroncantonfoodbank.org or 330-535-6900,
Stark Co. Dog Pound: www.petfinder.com/shelters/OH175.html or 330-451-2343, &
Stark Co. Humane Society: www.starkhumane.org . or 330-453-5529.
The CFINO Philosophy Group will meet on the second Monday of each month at the Brecksville Library, 9089 Brecksville Road. The group, led by Gil Wancheck, will be listening to "Discovering The Philosopher In You: The Big Questions In Philosophy" by Professor Colin McGinn. The group will listen to his audio lecture and stop to discuss the subject presented. Topics for future meetings include: the nature of truth, where does knowledge come from, and what do we really know. Because of the size of the room, group size is limited to 15 people. To RSVP, contact Gil Wancheck at email@example.com .
Want to share articles, comment on current events, or socialize w/other free-thinkers?
Then feel free to join our on-line CFINO yahoo group, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CFI-NEO/
Also, you can follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/#!/CFINEOhio