Secular Network

Free Thinkers Wagga Wagga
Address: 2650
Long Description:

Welcome to Free Thinkers Wagga Wagga!

This group endeavours to promote rational thinking, encourage scepticism, and support the principles of scientific discovery by way of empirical evidence, exploring issues surrounding philosophy and current events.

We wish to remain inclusive and support discussion of ideas and foster humanistic ideals and individual autonomy.

This group aims to cultivate an atmosphere of constructive debate where beliefs can be criticised, satirised, praised, or dismissed without hostility or stigma.

Feel free to contribute by sharing your memes, videos, and articles.

Constructive criticism is fine, but discrimination/ hate will not be tolerated.

Website or Facebook URL: Facebook Page
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Short Description: Australia's National Secular Lobby provides a stronger and more active voice for the nation's secular majority. We work towards the separation of religion and state, and the removal of undue religious privilege in legislation.
Long Description:

Australia's National Secular Lobby provides a stronger and more active voice for the nation's secular majority.

The NSL is pro-secular rather than anti-religious. We work towards the separation of religion and state, and the removal of undue religious privilege in legislation.

We are a flexible team of secular specialists headed by high-profile ambassadors able to liaise directly with senior media executives and parliamentarians.

The NSL works constructively with pro-secular groups around Australia to advance a national secular agenda.

Time and date for meetings: Approximately monthly.
Website or Facebook URL: https://www.nationalsecularlobby.org/
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Address: Meetings are held at many places in Australia including Bendigo, Canberra, Darwin, Geelong, Hobart, Melbourne, etcetera.
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Short Description: Progressive Atheists is an Atheist community organisation of individual members participating in social, intellectual and activist activities.
Long Description:

Progressive Atheists Inc. is a not-for-profit incorporated community organisation representing their Atheist members and advocating for progressive Atheism.
Activities include social events; meet-ups, pastoral type care; science, assisting Atheist ex-Muslims apostates and other apostates in Australia and overseas; human rights campaigns; anti-discrimination campaigns; campaigns against religious privilege and much more.

Time and date for meetings: Meetings vary from social to activism and may be at any time and on any day of the week depending on the individual organisers.
Website or Facebook URL: Progressive Atheists' Website
RSA
Address: 291 Dandenong Rd, Windsor VIC 3181
3181
Short Description: Australia's oldest freethought group, promoting Reason since 1906.
Long Description:

Members and supporters hold that all significant beliefs and actions should be based on reason and evidence, that the natural world is the only world there is, and that answers to the key questions of human existence are to be found only in that natural world.

By way of practical action, we call for:
1. A secular, pluralistic and democratic Australia
2. Clear separation between religion and the State
3. ‘One law for all’, with no recognition of parallel legal systems
4. Religious organisations subject to the same laws as other organisations
5. Children not to suffer because of the religious views of their parents
6. Education to be strictly secular, not promoting any particular religion
7. No discrimination on the basis of a person’s sex, sexuality or gender identity
8. Freedom of reproductive choice, with no religious interference
9. Healthcare available to all regardless of the religious views of the provider
10. Guaranteed control over one's own body, free from religious interference, when facing the end of life.

Time and date for meetings: Second Wednesdays of each month
Website or Facebook URL: https://www.rationalist.com.au/
Samford Atheists
Address: Only Facebook
4520
Short Description: A loose collection of Atheists in the Samford Valley region.
Long Description:

We get together almost exclusively on a Facebook group for a laugh, share stories, ask and answer questions and general support.

Time and date for meetings: Only facebook
Website or Facebook URL: Facebook page
Plain Reason
Long Description:

The primary objective of Plain Reason is to promote rational discussion and critical thinking in all matters of public interest, and particularly in those issues which relate to beliefs in the supernatural and pseudo-scientific practices not based on material evidence.  Plain Reason argues for the appreciation of science, and to embrace the Scientific Method as the most reliable means to advance knowledge of our world, the universe and our own human origins.

Our aim is to lay open to scrutiny the myths of all religion, but primarily to focus on the undue influences in Australia of evangelical Christianity in politics, education, health, aged care and the welfare sectors.  Christian evangelism is based on known fabrications of both the Old and New Testaments, with contemporary historians and biblical scholars rejecting the entire myth of a divine Jesus of Nazareth — Son of God.  Plain Reason advances the need for Australia to become fully secular; to teach ‘philosophical ethics’ in schools; and to remove religion from education and the whole political process of government — particularly as it relates to a raft of contemporary social policy.

Website or Facebook URL: https://www.plainreason.org/

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