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 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.

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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

Keep your eyes open for future featured events from RRNA.

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

In the past, we have covered topics such as scientific literacy, living without religion, creating change through humanism, atheism and politics, street epistemology, the science of happiness, atheism and feminism, and money in politics.

Past speakers have included Roy Speckhardt, Executive Director of the American Humanist Association; Wynn Le Grow, M.D. and former candidate for Congress in southern Virginia; Autumn-Reinhardt-Simpson, Humanist Chaplain; Jesse Rabinowitz, Ph.D. and licensed clinical psychologist; Monette Richards, Board Member of Secular Woman, and Chris Johnson, author of “A Better Life: 100 Atheists Speak out on Joy and Meaning in a World Without God.”

In addition to our educational events, we also host social events such as our Winter Solstice and Summer Solstice celebrations.