Religious, biblical and textual criticism, agnosticism, atheism and skepticism.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
CFI Indiana October 2009 Schedule
Join us for CFI Indiana activities and other interesting
events around Indianapolis! (To view or print these events in a calendar format, please visit our website.)
Job Board—In these times of recession, we have many people out of work. We now have a “Job Board” at CFI Indiana. If you are looking for a job, check the board. If you know of jobs, please bring information about them them to the center or send them to me to post. You may also post your qualifications and the description of the job you are looking for. Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS) is an alternative to Alcholics Anonymous (AA) If you are interested in being a part of a local SOS group, email indysos@.
Special Events – Mark your Calendar!
National Coming Out Day—Sunday, October 11, 6:00 pm, Center for Inquiry Indiana. Topic: PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). CFI Indiana Friend of the Center. Jeff Jones is the speaker. Richard Dawkins at IU Bloomington—Monday, October 12, IU Auditorium, 7:00 pm. Admission is free. There are no tickets. Just go and stand in line for general seating. Secular Alliance of Indiana University (SAIU) is one of the organizers. Debate: You Can Be Good Without God—Monday, October 19th, 7:00 p.m. in Woodburn 100 on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. Debate on the slogan currently on Bloomington Transit buses "You can be good without God" between Dan Waugh, Pastor of Adult Ministries at the Evangelical Community Church in Bloomington and Dan Barker, Co-President of the Freedom from Religion Foundation. Secular Alliance of Indiana University (SAIU) is one of the sponsors. Sunday, November 8—Spirit and Place event, "Inspiring Places--Magnificent Victory Monument for Rational Outlook on Life--Das Deutsches House/Athenaeum," 2:00 pm, Athenaeum, 401 East Michigan, Indianapolis.
Regular Events Science Movie—Sunday, October 4, 6:00 pm, Center for Inquiry Indiana, 350 Canal Walk, Suite A, Indianapolis. Movie: Planet Earth: Fresh Water CFI Kids—Sunday, Oct. 11, 3:00 pm, Center for Inquiry Indiana, 350 Canal Walk, Suite A, Indianapolis. CFI Kids is for children and their parents. Topic: Decomposition. At least one parent must participate in the meeting with the child. Please contact Joe Oliver at joe.jr317@ or call 000-000-0000 for more information. Mommymoon—Wednesday, October 14, 11:00 am. Meet us in the kid's area of the downtown Central Library, 40 East St. Clair St., Indianapolis. Don't forget the kids and a light snack! More information. Secular Family Network Pitch-In Lunch—Saturday, October 17 at 12:00 noon at Center for Inquiry Indiana, 350 Canal Walk Suite A. Bring your family and food to share. CFI Friends and Family Party @ Michele's in Fishers (Hamilton County)—Saturday, October 17, 7:00 pm. You must RSVP to shaw.michele1@ by Wednesday, October 14 directions and so that she can have enough food for dinner. Bring your own beverage and a lawn chair. Scientific Examination of Religion—Sunday, October 18, 6:00 pm, Center for Inquiry Indiana, 350 Canal Walk, Suite A, Indianapolis. Topic: Science, Islam and the Qu'ran. Sean O'Brien is the leader of this group. Indy Atheist Meetup—Monday, October 19, 7:00 pm. at Moe and Johnny’s, 5380 North College, Indianapolis. Open discussion. Anyone is welcome. www.indyatheists.org Café Inquiry—Thursday, October 22, 6:30 pm, Center for Inquiry Indiana, 350 Canal Walk, Suite A, Indianapolis. Dr. May Khanna, Visiting Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the IU School of Medicine, will be leading a discussion about the origin of life--“RNA: Darwin's favorite molecule (had he known about it!)” Andrew Olson is the coordinator of this group. Film and Discussion on Education—Friday, October 23, 7:00 pm, Center for Inquiry Indiana, 350 Canal Walk, Suite A, Indianapolis. Film: Two Million Minutes. Michele Shaw is the discussion leader. CFI Kids—Sunday, October 25, 3:00 pm, Center for Inquiry Indiana, 350 Canal Walk, Suite A, Indianapolis. Topic: Worms. CFI Kids is for children and their parents. At least one parent must participate in the meeting with the child. Please contact Joe Oliver at joe.jr317@ or call 000-000-0000 for more information. Tom Flynn, "Robert Ingersoll: The Most Remarkable American Most People Never Heard Of," Sunday, October 24, 4:00 pm, Hamilton 16 Theatre, 13825 Norell Road, Noblesville, IN (near I-69/Olio Road/141st Street). Read Reba's blog. Humanist Speakers—Tuesday, October 27, 7:00 pm, Center for Inquiry Indiana, 350 Canal Walk, Suite A, Indianapolis. Practice your public speaking skills in a relaxed environment. Mike Middleton is the leader of this group. Mommymoon—Wednesday, October 28, 6 pm for a Harvest Party! Meet us in the kid's area of the downtown Central Library 40 East St. Clair St., Indianapolis. More information. Book Discussion—Thursday, October 29, 7:00 pm, Center for Inquiry Indiana, 350 Canal Walk, Suite A, Indianapolis. The Age of Empathy – Nature’s Lessons For a Kinder Society, by Frans de Waal. Steve Duerr is the discussion leader. Film and Discussion on Health Care—Friday, October 30, 7:00 pm, Center for Inquiry Indiana, 350 Canal Walk, Suite A, Indianapolis. Film: Sick Around America: Investigating the National Debate on Healthcare Reform.
Weekly Events Coffee and Conversation—every Sunday, 10:00 amto noon at Center for Inquiry Indiana, 350 Canal Walk, Suite A, Indianapolis, IN. Unstructured conversation and socializing. English as a New Language—every Saturday at Center for Inquiry Indiana, 350 Canal Walk, Suite A, Indianapolis, IN. This is for anyone from any language background who wants to learn and improve their English speaking skills. No charge. Secular Family Network Playgroup—will not meet in October due to many conflicts with preschools, etc. Please contact Andi Pierce at apierce@ (Please note new email address.) and let her know what days/times would work best for you in the future.
Other Progrms of Interest Butler University: Woods Lecture—Monday, October 5, 7:30 pm, Atherton Union Reilly Room, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis. The Philosophical Baby: What Children's Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love and the Meaning of Life. The International Interfaith Initiative Fall Conference—October 8-9, Indiana War Memorial, 431 North Meridian St. Indianapolis. The theme of the conference is “The Confluence of Religion and Politics” and features a keynote conversation by Honorable Lee Hamilton and Reverend Richard Hamilton. Butler Religion Seminar— Tuesday, October 20, 7:00 pm, Clowes Hall, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis. The Piety and Poetry of Jerusalem.
Freethought Discussion Groups in Other Indiana Cities CFI Indiana Hamilton County Meetup—meets every other Sunday at 10:00 am. Check webste for location. For more information call Ryan at 000-000-0000. Bloomington Atheist Happy Hour—first Friday of every month 5:30-6:30 pm at The Dunn Inn, 208 South Dunn (between 3rd and 4th), Bloomington, IN. Freethinkers of Montgomery County (Sponsored by CFI Indiana)—Meet every first and third Thursday,6:30 to 8:00 pm, Crawfordsville Public Library Basement. Lafayette Freethinkers (Sponsored by CFI Indiana)—Meet every second Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:00 pm at the UU Church, Room 106 in West Lafayette and on the fourth Thursday at the PRIDE Community Center in Lafayette. Freethought Muncie-New Castle (A CFI Indiana Discussion Group)—For information about this group and also the Ball State student group email Robert Pinger at pinger@.
Freethought Fort Wayne (A CFI Indiana Discussion Group)—Check out the latest Enlightenment Show which is produced by local Fort Wayne Freethinkers. Contact Andy Diekroger at freethoughtfw@ for more information.