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Promoting Science, Reason and Humanist Values in the greater Pittsburgh area. 

Statement on Mass Shooting at Synagogue

The Pittsburgh Freethought Community must condemn in the strongest possible terms the actions of the shooter who perpetrated this tragedy and the thinking that inspired it. Such irrational hatreds, whether they be directed at ethnic or racial minorities, or political groups as in the recent pipe bomb attacks, have no place whatsoever in a civilized society. We must all learn to recognize the common humanity in each other and to respect each other's basic human rights.

Our sincerest condolences go out to the families and friends of the victims of this terrible tragedy.



Thinking About Race - For Real

Pittsburgh Freethought Community thanks Anthony Pinn


Pittsburgh Freethought Community, in association with American Humanist Assocation and the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh would like to thank Professor Anthony Pinn for his recent visit, sharing thoughts on race and humanism. 

Professor Pinn is the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and teaches Religious Studies at Rice University, winner of the 1999 African American Humanist Award from the Council for Secular Humanism, and the 2006 Harvard University Humanist Chaplaincy “Humanist of the Year.”

The October 28 event addressed white supremacy from a humanist (non-theist) perspective.  The next part of the program, a 5-part workshop, will be held beginning November 11th based on Professor Pinn's book, When Colorblindness Isn't the Answer: Humanism and the Challenge of Race.

To learn more about Professor Pinn, visit the Anthony Pinn website.

Workshops/Book Study

Book study group based on the book When Colorblindness Isn’t the Answer: Humanism and the Challenge of Race by Professor Anthony B. Pinn. A copy of the book will be provided to participants.

The book deals with practical approaches toward understanding and actively working against white supremacy and racism. Though it is directed toward humanists, anyone with an open mind and a willingness to examine the difficult inter-personal issues that impact race relations is invited to participate. Attendance will be limited.

Fee: The modest fee of $5 will be collected at registration to partially offset the cost of Professor Pinn's book.

Where: First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh (map)

When: 11/11/18, 11/18/18, 12/02/18, 12/09/18 & 12/16/18 at 1:00 to 2:30 PM

Registration: Attendance at all five workshops is expected. Click here to register


Welcome to the Pittsburgh Freethought Community (PFC)! "Promoting science, reason, and humanist values in the greater Pittsburgh area"

If you are looking to become part of a community of fascinating people who share secular and critical-thinking worldview and values, if you want to meet some like-minded friends--people who think outside the box when it comes to life--we are your group.

Our MISSION is threefold:

• To be a welcoming and caring community for all those who share a humanist worldview and an evidence-based perspective;

• To provide a strong and respected public voice for the secular humanist community in shaping public debate and formulating public policy;

• To promote science, reason, critical thinking, and humanist values in the greater Pittsburgh area.

Over 2000 *Yinzers participate in the PFC! 

*Yinzer is a 20th century term playing on the Pittsburgh, PA second-person plural vernacular "yinz." The word is used among those who identify with the city of Pittsburgh and its traditions.

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