The Inland Northwest Freethought Society typically holds monthly meetings on the second Sunday of every month. Meetings are usually held at restaurants in the Spokane Valley, but we do have a variety of other meeting venues, from Arbor Crest Winery to Coeur d' Alene. We also plan social get-togethers for Winter Solstice, Darwin Day, and other seasonal events. If you would like to visit, contact us to verify the details of our next meeting. You will enjoy the company of people who realize that blasphemy is a "victimless "crime."
Come visit the NISS secular informational booth at the North Idaho (Kootenai County) Fair: Wednesday, August 24 through Sunday, August 28. Stop by to say hello - See you at the Fair!
Attend our special July 2016 event: Christopher Johnson; A Better Life: An Exploration of Joy & Meaning in a World Without God
INFS hosts Christopher Johnson and a private showing of his documentary film, A Better Life: An Exploration of Joy & Meaning in a World Without God, describing the impetus for and making of his book and film, followed by a Q and A with the audience on Saturday, July 23rd at 12:00 noon. Tickets: $10 Buy a ticket in advance to be assured a seat: Send check for $10 per ticket, payable to INFS to: INFS President Jim Hudlow, 12715 N. Madison WA, 99217 -- with your full name and address.
Saturday, July 23rd, 12:00 noon
The CenterPlace Regional Event Center – Auditorium (Mirabeau Point Park)
2426 N Discovery Place, Spokane Valley, WA 99216
http://www.centerplacespokanevalley.com/ -- Free parking
Christopher Johnson says, “Fed up with the false portraits of atheists as evil people leading empty lives, I saw an important story that needed to be told. I wanted to talk about what we do believe in, not what we don’t believe in, and tell an honest, positive story—revealing people who are proud to call themselves “atheists.” For his book and film, he interviewed and photographed prominent non-believers, such as Richard Dawkins, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, Steven Pinker, Dan Dennett, Julia Sweeney, Penn & Teller, A.C. Grayling, Carol Blue & (the late) Christopher Hitchens, Lawrence M. Krauss, Michael Shermer, Sean Carroll, Magician James Randi, James Watson, Janet Asimov, A.C. Grayling, Alex Honnold, Adam Pascal, Derren Brown, Pat Churchland, Robert Llewellyn, as well as many other atheists, agnostics, humanists in everyday life.
See the film trailer of A Better Life: An Exploration of Joy & Meaning in a World Without God: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEJXD6r9d78
Chris's stunning photography has been seen in various outlets, including The New York Times. See details about his book, A Better Life: 100 Atheists Speak Out on Joy & Meaning in a World Without God, that is the basis of his film, here: https://www.theatheistbook.com/pages/about-us The 254-page book highlights the various ways that those who are not religious find joy, meaning, and purpose in life with poignant and thought-provoking essays and interviews, and spectacular photography. Chris spent two years traveling the world speaking with and photographing atheists from all walks of life to create this hardcover photography book. (The book has an outstanding 5 out of 5 star rating on Amazon with 418 reviewers.)
Chris is the recipient of the Kodak Award for Excellence in Filmmaking as well as the B.F. Lorenzetti Scholarship for Excellence in Filmmaking.
Reserve your spot today by purchasing an advance ticket for $10 Remaining tickets not pre-sold MAY be available at the door, but please be aware that the CenterPlace Auditorium, a plush "theatre-style "venue featuring a built-in large screen and projector, holds only 105 people. Send check for $10 per ticket -- with your full name and address -- made payable to INFS to INFS President: Jim Hudlow, 12715 N. Madison WA, 99217
INFS hosted secular informational booths at three local fairs during the summer of 2015:
The Garland Street Fair in Spokane on July 19th
The North Idaho Fair at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds, August 20th through August 24th
The Spokane County Fair, September 5th through September 14th
INFS and FFRF funded 7 large billboards all around Spokane featuring INFS members in the summer of 2009.