Past Events

This page lists our past activities.


posted May 20, 2017, 2:06 PM by Ray Valenti

Meet an FFRF member - we will be at the OddMall "Emporium of the Wierd" on May 6 and 7th.

Non-believers frequently feel a bit "odd" here in the U.S. since a majority of Americans still profess to adhere to some sort of religious creed.

We know we will fit right in at this event!

So if you would like to learn more about our organization, discuss religion, politics in the U.S. or just about anything else, stop by.  We love to meet the public.

The OddMall - where you will find the most interesting and unusual merchandise in the world to say nothing of the people!

Freethought Fiesta 2016

posted Apr 18, 2017, 10:42 AM by Marni Huebner-Tiborsky   [ updated Apr 18, 2017, 10:45 AM ]

Annie Laurie Gaylor, Co-President of Freedom From Religion Foundation, was one of the speakers at our event lst year: 

YouTube Video

Dr. R Elliot Ingersoll is a professor of Psychology and a faculty member from Cleveland State University. Not only that, but he also is a mean bass player.

YouTube Video

Reason Rally 2016!

posted Jan 28, 2017, 7:26 AM by Marni Huebner-Tiborsky   [ updated Jan 28, 2017, 3:20 PM by Ray Valenti ]

10am - 7pm FREE! 
Events happening June 2, 3, 4 and 5th! 

We Spoke Up for Reason!

If you know that you can be a good person without believing in a god …

If you think public policy should be based on scientific evidence, not religious beliefs …

If you support the separation of church and state …

… then join us on June 4, 2016, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, for the biggest gathering of nonreligious people in history! Fantastic speakers, comedians, musicians, and tens of thousands of supporters will rejoice together in the growing power of nonreligious voters.

Homeless Stand Down 2017

posted Jan 28, 2017, 6:51 AM by Marni Huebner-Tiborsky

NOFS participated in Cleveland's Homeless Stand Down event on Saturday, January 14, 2017. It was our largest volunteer group yet! We partnered with HandsOn NEO and QWG and everyone had a great time!  

Homeless Stand Down: Personal Shopper

Volunteers will be paired one-on-one with a guest or a guest with a child to help them shop for items in the distribution area for clothing and hygiene items. Volunteers should be able to stand for long periods of time and be comfortable interacting with a variety of individuals.

Inginuity Fest

posted Dec 27, 2016, 7:46 PM by Ray Valenti   [ updated Jan 28, 2017, 6:49 AM by Marni Huebner-Tiborsky ]

We  had an excellent tabling at Cleveland's Ingenuity fest in September 2016, tons of people stopped by to find out what we are doing to keep the State/Church wall of separation strong. We received very positive feedback and lots of interaction! 

Thanks to the visitors who stopped by to say "hello" at our table,  see you next year!

Akron's Oddmall Event

posted Jun 7, 2016, 1:09 PM by Ray Valenti

Meet us at Akron's Oddmall
Oddmall is the Emporium of the Wierd where you'll find exactly what you'd never expect to buy. Look for our table learn what's going new in Northeast Ohio Freethought!


Freethought Fiesta! A Fundraiser for NOFS

posted Apr 11, 2016, 9:30 AM by Marni Huebner-Tiborsky   [ updated Apr 11, 2016, 9:32 AM ]

2015 Highlights

posted Feb 17, 2016, 11:51 AM by Marni Huebner-Tiborsky   [ updated Feb 17, 2016, 12:12 PM ]

Ingenuity Fest Day Two

posted Oct 3, 2015, 2:58 PM by Ray Valenti   [ updated Oct 7, 2015, 3:53 PM by Marni Huebner-Tiborsky ]
Nita, Sam, Marni and Mark (not pictured) represent NOFS on Saturday at Voinovich Park.

Friday at Ingenuity Fest

posted Oct 3, 2015, 12:12 PM by Ray Valenti   [ updated Oct 3, 2015, 12:15 PM ]
Sam and Lisa brave the elements at the opening of Ingenuity Fest.

Ingenuity Fest 2015

posted Aug 22, 2015, 2:12 PM by Ray Valenti   [ updated Sep 29, 2015, 11:56 AM ]
NOFS will be at Cleveland's Ingenuity Fest behind the Brown's Stadium this year. We  hope to show the contributions made to science and culture by past and present Freethinkers along with a little of our own inventiveness.  Check out this fun event October 2nd to 4th and be sure to stop by our booth!

Friday Oct 2: 5:00 - 11:00 PM
Saturday Oct 3: 12:00 - 11:00 PM
Sunday Oct 4: 12:00 - 5:00 PM

FFRF’s ‘unabashed atheist’ Reagan ad to air on 'The Daily Show'

posted Aug 4, 2015, 5:08 PM by Ray Valenti

August 4, 2015


Click here to preview the ad.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation, which debuted its TV ad featuring Ron ("not afraid of burning in hell") Reagan last year on "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report," is running the commercial again this week as a farewell to departing "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart and his irreverent wit.

The ad will play on Stewart's next to last show Wednesday. "Honestly, we couldn't afford the rate being asked for ads running on the last show," admitted FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor, "but we're pleased to run the ad live one more time nationally before Jon retires."

In the 30-second ad, Ron Reagan identifies himself as "an unabashed atheist" who is "alarmed by the intrusion of religion into our secular government. That's why I'm asking you to support the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the nation's largest and most effective association of atheists and agnostics, working to keep state and church separate, just like our Founding Fathers intended. Please support the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Ron Reagan, lifelong atheist, not afraid of burning in hell."

Comedy Central has promised to pull out the stops on all its shows this week. The ad will run during the Aug. 5 show, which starts at 11 p.m. Eastern.

FFRF's TV spot has been refused by national CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX.

- See more at:

Billboard for 2016 RNC

posted Jul 24, 2015, 10:26 AM by Marni Huebner-Tiborsky   [ updated Jul 24, 2015, 10:27 AM ]

FFRF Convention 2015

posted Jul 24, 2015, 10:02 AM by Marni Huebner-Tiborsky   [ updated Jul 24, 2015, 10:54 AM ]

The 38th annual Freedom From Religion Foundation conference will be held October 9-11, 2015 at the beautiful Monona Terrace Conference Center in Madison, WI. If you'd like more information, please visit our Meetup event page!

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Freethought Fiesta!

posted Nov 18, 2015, 8:38 AM by Marni Huebner-Tiborsky   [ updated Apr 11, 2016, 9:35 AM by Marni Huebner-Tiborsky ]

Please join us on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 6pm to 10pm at Lions Park Lodge in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio for our third fundraiser! This will be a taco/nacho bar this time. 

We have a great lineup! 

Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-President and co-founder of Freedom From Religion Foundation. She is also the editor of the organization's newspaper, Freethought Today, and the author

of several books, including Woe to the Women: The Bible Tells Me So, Betrayal of Trust: Clergy Abuse of Children.

Dr. Elliott Ingersoll, Ph.D., descendant
 of the infamous Robert Ingersoll, will be on hand to play with his band! Not only is he a psychotherapist, he is also an accomplished musician, self-named the "Freethought Folk Singer". Listen online! Dr. Ingersoll will be performing with SvoBodaband! 

Check out Eliott's TEDxCLE talk on the relationship between Psychotropic Medication and violence.

Space is limited so buy your ticket and reserve your spot!  

39th Annual FFRF Convention

posted Oct 3, 2015, 11:58 AM by Ray Valenti   [ updated Apr 15, 2017, 6:53 AM by Marni Huebner-Tiborsky ]

FFRF Convention


Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
600 Commonwealth Pl.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

All guest rooms are $159.00.

Individuals may go online to register, or call 1-888-317-0197 (central reservations) or 412-391-4600 (hotel direct) and refer to the Freedom From Religion Foundation to get the group rate.

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