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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

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Bleed & Feed


Freethought Dayton members believe in giving back to their community. One way we do that is by giving blood as part of our regular Bleed & Feed events.

After giving blood, members typically meet up at a local breakfast joint for brunch.

Find out more about Freethought Dayton’s community service initiatives on our meetup site.


Jerry DeWitt visits Dayton

Check out a partial recording of Jerry’s talk here.

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Thanks for coming to Dayton Jerry!


What? Jerry Dewitt speaking on the subject of his new book “Hope after Faith”

When?  Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Where? Miami Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8690 Yankee Street, Dayton, OH

Freethought Dayton is a local facilitator of the Recovering from Religion organization. The director of RR, Jerry DeWitt, is the first graduate of The Clergy Project and will be in Dayton to speak and meet with our membership.

Jerry DeWitt became a non-believer after more than twenty-five years of Pentecostal ministry in his home state of Louisiana. His ministry experience begin at the early age of seventeen and included evangelizing across the United States and being the assistant pastor of two United Pentecostal churches as well as one Apostolic church. During his dilemma with doubt Jerry ultimately held the senior pastorate of two very unique congregations, one charismatic dominionist and the other non-denominational fundamentalist.

Find out more on the Freethought Dayton Meetup site.

NYT Article: From Bible-Belt Pastor to Atheist Leader



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