Welcome

The Richmond Reason and Naturalism Association (RRNA) fosters in-person community for people in the Richmond, Virginia area who do not believe in the supernatural.  We are a diverse group of individuals who share a naturalistic view of the world.  Our group meets at least three times a month (see our Events page for details).  We welcome newcomers; if you have or are considering a naturalistic perspective, we’d love to meet you.


Naturalism

Naturalism is the perspective that nothing supernatural exists.  Most naturalists rely on science as the best guide to what exists and believe that everything is physical.  Many atheists, humanists, skeptics, freethinkers, and Buddhists are thoroughly naturalistic in their perspective.


Join Us

Often people who are atheist, agnostic, humanist, or freethinking find that their families, friends, and neighbors don’t share their views.  RRNA allows those of us who are non-believers and skeptics to connect with each other.  This provides us with:

  • a sense of community
  • a “safe” place to voice our views
  • validation of our beliefs
  • an opportunity for discussion and learning
  • a chance to meet like-minded people

If you have any questions or would like more information about RRNA, please contact us.  We hope to see you soon!


Featured Event

Unless indicated otherwise, all RRNA events are intended for people who have or are considering a naturalistic perspective.  Newcomers are welcome.

 

Local Politics:  What’s at Stake

Tuesday, September 19th @ 6:00 p.m.
Gayton Library
10600 Gayton Road
Richmond, Virginia

We will be in the large meeting room to the left after you enter the library.

 


Agenda
6:00 – Social time
6:30 – Presentation followed by Q&A
8:00 – More social time


Topic
As you may know, this is an election year in Virginia.  On November 7th, we will hold elections for three state-wide offices (Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General) and all 100 House of Delegates seats.

The evening’s talk will address the basic workings of the Virginia General Assembly, how local politics affect us, what’s at stake this November, and how you can become active in the political process.

Our speaker will be Rebekah Kusterbeck.  She is the Campaign Manager for Francis Stevens, Democratic candidate for the House of Delegates 65th district.  Rebekah is a florist by trade; she was a history major at VCU and is a self-professed “political junkie.”  She became involved with politics after the last presidential election and is excited to be managing Francis Stevens’ campaign.  Tonight she will discuss Virginia’s political landscape and share tips for how to be informed and active citizens.