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Are you an atheist, skeptic, agnostic, or freethinker seeking like-minded community in the Miami Valley? Join us at one of our meetups.

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Vision and Mission

Our vision is of a society where reason and evidence guide individual and civic principles, and where none suffer prejudice for a commitment to rationality. Our mission is to nurture a community in the Miami Valley that values secular humanism, promotes and preserves freethought in the public square, provides supportive fellowship, and engages in humanitarian good works.

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Community Service & Activism

Freethought Dayton supports a number of community related and charitable activities. We volunteer at the Food Bank of Dayton. We have adopted a highway. We support the annual "Light the Night" fundraiser. And so much more...

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We have raised over $9,000 for Light the Night

Latest Posts

Court rules that Ohio hospital CAN force 10-year-old Amish girl to undergo chemotherapy after her family just wanted to use herbal remedy

From Mail Online

“An appeals court has sided with an Ohio hospital that wants to force a 10-year-old Amish girl to resume chemotherapy after her parents decided to stop the treatments.

The court ruled that the parents’ beliefs cannot outweight the state’s rights to protect the girl, Sarah Hershberger, and an attorney was granted immediate, limited guardianship over her, as well as the ability to make medical decisions for her.

Doctors at Akron Children’s Hospital believe Sarah’s leukemia is treatable but says she will die without chemotherapy.

The hospital went to court after the family decided to stop chemotherapy and treat Sarah with natural medicines, such as herbs and vitamins. This is the second time the court has sided with the hospital.

Traditions: Sarah Hershberger (not pictured) and her family are Amish, and their beliefs force them to shun technology and some forms of modern medicine. They also did not want to see Sarah sufferTraditions: Sarah Hershberger (not pictured) and her family are Amish, and their beliefs force them to shun technology and some forms of modern medicine. They also did not want to see Sarah suffer.”

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2449025/Sarah-Hershberger-Court-rules-Ohio-hospital-CAN-force-Amish-girl-undergo-chemotherapy.html#ixzz2h4i4QtxS

 

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