About

Rochester Area FreeThinkers (RAFT) is a community of freethinkers, agnostics, atheists, and skeptics based in Rochester, Minnesota.

RAFT is a 501(c)3 educational organization.

Some of RAFT’s common events include

  • A monthly open discussion at the public library often with a speaker on a predefined topic in freethought
  • Happy hours
  • Coffee nights
  • Movie nights
  • Book discussion group
  • Winter solstice dinner
  • A summer picnic
  • Adopt-a-Highway
  • Other informal get togethers

RAFT exists in order to…

  • Grow, support, and provide community for freethinkers and atheists in and around Rochester, Minnesota.
  • Educate the public about freethought and present it as positive and legitimate.
  • Provide information and encourage education in science and critical thought.
  • Encourage the public to look for credible evidence rather than superstition, dogma, and the supernatural.
  • Support the wall of separation between church and state, and inform the public about policy that infringes on that separation.

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