Since 1991, the Free Inquiry Group of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky has existed to build community among humanists and freethinkers in the area. FIG has had several proud accomplishments in its 23 years including the establishment of Camp Quest, the first secular summer camp in the United States; protesting the opening of the Creation Museum; erecting the Wall of Church and State on Fountain Square; and building community through our monthly meetings.
Most recently FIG has lost three extremely valuable longtime members in Joe Levee, Edwin Kagin, and Bryan Sellers. In addition FIG has lost several other board members and will soon lose our beloved program director and president.
We are inviting current and past FIG members and community members to join us in conversation to share thoughts about the Future of FIG. For many years, FIG was the only organization to serve humanists, atheists, and freethinkers in this region. In recent years, we have seen several new organizations start and we have been excited to partner with them. However, this begs the question, What is FIG's purpose in Cincinnati's secular community today? Our board has discussed a range of options: new leadership stepping up to merging with another organization to closing FIG. Our main goal is to ensure that if FIG continues to exist that its existence is purposeful and serves as a valued resource in the community.
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The Free Inquiry Group, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 1991. Our members are mostly secular humanists. However, we welcome to our meetings anyone interested in learning about or furthering our purpose.
FIG Statement of Purpose: To foster a community of secular humanists dedicated to improving the human condition through rational inquiry and creative thinking unfettered by superstition, religion, or any form of dogma. Continued...