#63: Campus Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists
- Currently Registered
- Last Registered
- July 24, 2013
- Registration Expiration Date
- September 30, 2014
- Registered Student Organization
About this Group
- Group Description
- CASH has a three-part mission statement: Community - End the isolation experienced by nontheists by fostering a socially and intellectually engaging community. Education - Advance the knowledge of the University community by contributing to the marketplace of ideas. Advocacy - Promote tolerance and understanding; address negative stereotyping, misconceptions about, and discrimination against nontheists. Our meetings are friendly and open to all regardless of belief.
- Group's principal activities, events, or programs:
- CASH co-sponsors panels, speakers, and workshops with a diverse array of faith groups on campus. Our co-sponsored events are aimed at promoting understanding and tolerance, encouraging dialogue about faith and reason, and educating the campus community about various worldviews. CASH also sponsors numerous lectures and other educational and social events of interest to the entire campus community. Topics include religion, culture, history, philosophy, science, and politics.
- How this group's activities benefit the University community:
- The University of Minnesota's sociology department found, in their "American Mosaic Project" survey, that atheists are America's most distrusted minority. The study notes that the general trend of increasing tolerance of religious diversity does not extend to those with no religion. CASH provides a "safe harbor" for this often-overlooked minority. Many CASH members come to the U from small towns where the church is the center of community life and any critical discussion of faith is taboo; these people particularly value the community we create.
- How this group fits into its categories:
- None of the other categories really apply, so we went with the catch-all "Other."
- How to get involved with this group:
- Our meetings are usually held each Thursday night at 7:00 PM, and usually on the East Bank campus in Coffman Memorial Union. Membership applications are available at our meetings and on our website, www.cashumn.org. Attendance and membership are open to the public and encouraged amongst students and the community, regardless of religious or political ascriptions. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.