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The Center for Inquiry-Los Angeles is a branch of CFI-Transnational, an educational nonprofit organization that explores and advances critical thinking, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values through education, outreach, and social services.

To learn more about who we are, and the services we offer our surrounding communities, please visit the links on the navigation bar of our web site or contact us at info[at]

We recently asked some supporters at CFI-Los Angeles their reasons for supporting CFI...

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My favorite part of CFI-LA is the people it attracts...

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At CFI-LA I have found a network of caring friends...

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I started looking for an intellectual and social locus...

Carrie Poppy
Since I left religiosity for reason, CFI has become my home...

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These events feature fascinating authors, scholars, and luminaries from many fields that expand our knowledge and understanding of the world and the people who inhabit it. Held twice monthly on Sundays. Learn more





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Celebrating Rites of Passage

Marriages & Civil Unions Funerals & Memorials
Namings & Graduations

As we pass through life, we celebrate many occasions filled with joy and love, accomplishment and striving, loss and grief. The message of the humanist is emphasis on the potential goodness of life - humanist ceremonies are ingredients to a life well lived. CFI-L.A. can provide celebrants to officiate at the above celebrations and can also provide facilities.

For information about celebrants, contact Jim Underdown at jimu[at] or call (323) 666-9797 ext. 101.

Skeptic Check with Jim Underdown

Are We Alone? is a science radio show produced at the SETI Institute, carried on public radio stations and podcast sites.  One episode a month is devoted to critical thinking and regularly features "Hollywood Reality Check" with CFI-L.A.'s Executive Director Jim UnderdownThe show is available as a download here ( and is podcast as Are We Alone.

Are We A Blog?, SETI's companion to the Are We Alone radio show, now features coffee lid UFO photos by Jim Underdown.

Jim Underdown can also be heard in this podcast of the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, following the interview with Teller (of Penn & Teller):


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Center for Inquiry-L.A.
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 666-9797

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Women in Secularism 3!
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Featured Events

Wednesday, Feb. 26
Cafe Inquiry with Margaret Downey

Sunday, March 2
Cats, Sheep and Goats: The Taxonomy of Atheists, Believers and Preachers

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Feb. 19
Skeptics' Book Club

Wednesday, Feb. 19
Orange County Skeptics Supper Club

Saturday, Feb. 22
Freethinkers Toastmasters

Wednesday, Feb. 26
Cafe Inquiry with Margaret Downey

Sunday, March 2
Cats, Sheep and Goats: The Taxonomy of Atheists, Believers and Preachers

Saturdays, 10am - 12pm
Toy Loan Program
Hosted by L.A. County, Atheists United, and CFI-L.A.

Tuesday Evenings
ecular Organizations for Sobriety

Thursday Evenings 
Trivia-ing Skeptically!




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