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#63: Campus Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists

Overview
Status
Currently Registered
Last Registered
July 24, 2013
Registration Expiration Date
September 30, 2014
Classification
Registered Student Organization
Categories
Other

 

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 cash@cashumn.org.
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Tony Diggs Excellence Awards:

2006

Innovation Award

 

Contact Info

Address
126 Coffman Memorial Union
300 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0396
Phone
(555)555-5555
Email
cash@umn.edu
Website
http://www.cashumn.org

Officers

Advisor
Paul Myers
Co-Chair
Todd Baumgartner
Co-Chair
Andrew Graber
Co-Chair
Alexander Taylor
Co-Chair
Natasha Kataeva
Co-Chair
Nick Hammes
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