Many of the free thought groups in the Kansas City area operate through the Meetup web site or Facebook. Some have independent web sites; but, in any case, most of them would be happy for you to check them out. If you operate a group dedicated free thought issues in the Kansas City area or know of one that is not listed and you would like it added, or, if you are the organizer of one of the listed groups and you would like the description of your group changed, please send an email request to Greg with all pertinent information. Descriptions should not be longer than three or four lines.

Community of Reason

Freethinkers of Eastern Jackson County

Freethinkers of Lee's Summit

Greater Kansas City Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Heartland Humanists

  • The Heartland Humanists, based in Johnson County, Kansas, does not presently have regular meetings. Rather the group sponsors special events from time-to-time.

Kansas City Atheist Coalition

  • The mission of the Kansas City Atheist Coalition is advance atheism through activism, philanthopy, education and by cultivating a positive secular community.

Kansas City Freethinkers of Color

  • The Kansas City Freethinkers of Color is to have fun while in the company of freethinking persons. Most of their events are not at a regular place or time. Rather, they get together at restaurants, bars, theaters and other places of entertainment.

Kansas City Humanism Meetup

  • The Kansas City Humanism Meetup sponsors a Humanism Study Group. They generally meet twice a month on the second and fourth Mondays of each month in Johnson County, Kansas. They read and discuss various books or articles related to humanism in the fields of philosophy, neurology, anthropology, activism and other such topics.

Kansas City Oasis

Libertarian Freethinkers of Kansas City

  • The Libertarian Freethinkers of Kansas City generally meets monthly in South Kansas City, though they have other events at othe places. Topics vary from time-to-time.

Provocateurs & Peacemakers

  • Provocateurs & Peacemakers is group of freethinkers and religious believers who meet to discuss issues involving both groups. They generally meet twice a month in Lenexa, Kansas, on Fridays. Generally, the first meeting is devoted to a topic that varies and the second meeting is a Lazy Readers Group in which participants briefly describe books or articles they have been reading.

Recovering from Religion

Inactive Groups

Kansas City Metropolitan Skeptics

  • The KC Metropolitan Skeptics met in Johnson County, Kansas. Topics varied.

Kansas City Midtown FreeThinkers

  • The Kansas City Midtown FreeThinkers formerly met once a month for drinks in a midtown bar, plus additional occasional special events.

Kansas Freethought Society

  • The Kansas Freethought Society had two main events: (1) a twice monthly breakfast; and (2) a monthly meeting on topics that varied.

Skeptical Religion Study Group

  • The Skeptical Religion Study Group is not meeting at the present time, but may start up again soon. Theistically oriented religion studies usually assume that their religion is based upon "truths". This group does not assume that there are any 'truths" in the various religions, but instead examines the historicity of the various religions and whether they are useful to humans for guiding their interrelationships and lives. Scholastically competent sources are used.

SOS - Secular Organizations for Sobriety (Save OurSelves!)

  • Secular Organizations for Sobriety, also known as "Save OurSelves", provide a secular alternative to regliously based 12-step programs to counter addiction. While the name may inply only alcohol abuse this group deals with any addiction - alcohol, drug, eating, etc..

South Kansas City Freethinkers

  • The South Kansas City Freethinkers is a group for residents of South Kansas City, Grandview and Belton and nearby areas. The group is not presently meeting.