Lecture Series

Free & Open

Our monthly lecture series is presented as free and open to the public for all to attend.


Our lecture series is a means of educating and promoting ideas of interest to atheists and the greater Austin community.

Topics of Interest

Topics usually focus on subjects such as science, skepticism, the impact of religion, philosophy, church/state separation, and community activism.

Academic for All

While many of our lectures tend to be academics, speakers target their talks to a lay audience of people who want to enrich their understanding.
Our next lecture will be...

Date: Sunday, March 12, 2017 | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Dr. Karen Garst will present a slide show entitled, "From Goddess to God: Elimination of the Feminine Divine."She traces artifacts from the Paleolithic and Neolithic eras of female representations, discusses the pantheons of gods and goddesses in the Bronze Age, and explains the creation of single male deities including Yahweh in the Iron Age. She discusses the difference between the memes of a goddess and a god and shows the impact of the Abrahamic religions on women today. She will have her book, Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life without Religion, for sale and signing. This book is an anthology of 22 women who tell their personal stories of leaving religion.

Atheist Community of Austin

The Atheist Community of Austin is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting positive atheism and the separation of church and state. The ACA serves the local Austin community through outreach programs, providing informational resources and various volunteer activities. In addition, the ACA serves the community-at-large through free online portals including informational wikis, regular audio/video podcasts and interactive blogs.

We define atheism as the lack of belief in gods. This definition also encompasses what most people call agnosticism.

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Upcoming Events

Sunday, February 26, 2017 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday, February 26, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sunday, March 5, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm