Youth humanism around the world



Campus Freethought Alliance
Student Secular Alliance
Transhumanist Student Network

Campus Freethought Alliance (CFA)

Campus Freethought Alliance (CFA) is a non-profit organization that promotes reason, free inquiry, and separation of Church and State in colleges and high schools in North America and internationally.

CFA is one of the leading American organisations dedicated to supporting students who are humanists, skeptics, non-theists, or questioning their religious faith. Launched in 1996, CFA has been featured in 'New York Times', 'Wall Street Journal', 'Chronicle of Higher Education', 'U Magazine', and elsewhere.

Local groups and activities

The CFA stimulates and supports local affiliate groups at colleges and high schools -hundreds have been formed since 1996. It provides a network for student humanist and skeptic activists and represents student rationalists to US media.

Campus Freethought Alliance offers campus educational activities such as lectures, debates, festivals, sponsors internships, seminars, workshops, and conferences for student members. CFA publishes internet and print news and information.

'Council for Secular Humanism' and 'Center for Inquiry'

The CFA is sponsored by the Council for Secular Humanism, publisher of Free Inquiry magazine, and it is based at the Center for Inquiry. From the branches of the Center for Inquiry in Western New York, Los Angeles, the New York City area, and elsewhere, full-time staff and a network of volunteers administer its programs.

The Center for Inquiry in New York launched in 2002 a two-week summer school about Critical Inquiry (logic, critical thinking, and scientific reasoning) and the history and philosophy of Naturalism with courses that are now available for transferable college credit through the State University of New York system.

Contact Campus Freethought Alliance

Address: PO Box 741, Amherst, NY 14228,
Phone: +1 716.636.7571 ext. 314,

@Written by Austin Dacey.

Involvement in IHEYO

Campus Freethought Alliance is sponsored by the Council for Secular Humanism which is a member of IHEU (IHEYO is the youth section of IHEU). CFA was present at the 2002 International Humanist Youth Conference

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Student Secular Alliance (SSA)

The SSA's primary mission is to promote the creation, growth, and maintenance of secular groups on high school and college campuses.

SSA works mainly with high school and college-aged Atheists, Humanist, Skeptics, and other freethinkers. The future of this movement will be embodied in students who embrace a scientific outlook, critical thinking, and secular and humanistic values. The SSA is glad to cooperate with any group within the freethought movement to bring about a future that is dominated by Humanistic values.

Contact SSA

P.O. Box 3246, Columbus, OH 43210,
Phone: +1-877-842-9474 (toll free),

@Written by Jeff Dubin.

Involvement in IHEYO

SSA has contacts with several IHEU-member organisations in the US and outside the US (IHEYO is the youth section of IHEU). SSA was present at the 2002 International Humanist Youth Conference.

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Transhumanist Student Network (TSN)


The Transhumanist Student Network (TSN) is an organization incorporated under the World Transhumanist Association (WTA) that promotes transhumanism amongst students (of any age) and youth (under age 36) throughout the world. TSN is led by students and youth.

The transhumanist movement has been described as a part and extension of humanism that focuses on the transformative role of technology in the future of humanity.

We advocate the values of humanism (critical thinking, reason-based ethics, etc.) and seek to guide scientific inquiry and endeavors of engineering toward radical enhancement of the quality and quantity of lifeavailable foreveryone. Like our parent organization, the WTA, we advocate the ethical use of technology to expand human capacities. We support the development of and access to new technologies that enable everyone to enjoy better minds, better bodies and better lives.

At the same time, we advocate rational debate over appropriate responses to significant dangers to the future of humanity – including technological ones. We think that by being generally open to technological advancement we have a better chance of turning it to our advantage than trying to ban or prohibit it (for many reasons, including lost or delayed benefits and dangerous unmonitored black markets) but also advocate responsible guidance of technology as a means of averting potential disasters.

Through TSN students and youth worldwide organize around transhumanist ideas and issues at theglobal, regional, national, city and campus levels.

For a more information on transhumanism, see the following:

* The Transhumanist Declaration (a consensus document)
* The Transhumanist F.A.Q. by Nick Bostrom
* WTA Perspectives

Contact TSN

P.O. Box 128, Willington CT 06279 USA
Phone: +1-860-297-2376

Involvement in IHEYO
The TSN is a consultative member of IHEYO.

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