Public education and outreach on naturalism – To help raise
awareness of naturalism and its personal and social benefits, the
CFN publishes newsletters, articles, and op-eds (see also Naturalism.Org).
The CFN develops curricula on naturalistic philosophy and its applications,
and offers courses and workshops. We conduct presentations on naturalism
across the country, and host speakers in collaboration with other
groups oriented toward naturalism. See Education, Presentations and Events.
Advocate for policies consistent with naturalism – The CFN
seeks to translate the implications of naturalism into social policy,
in domains such as criminal justice, economic and social equality,
addiction, and environmental sustainability. By helping to illuminate
the causal factors underlying both human flourishing and dysfunction,
the CFN contributes to personal and social well-being. See Policy and Initiatives.
Local and online communities – The CFN supports efforts by individuals and groups to promote awareness of naturalism in their communities, for instance by forming affinity groups; sponsoring events for cultural enrichment such as philosophy cafes, and organizing online forums. See Community.
Research on naturalism – To better understand the basis
and implications of naturalism, the CFN promotes research on attitudes
and beliefs about free will, causality, and the self as they relate
to each other and to attitudes on social issues. See Research.
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