The Center for Inquiry-Los Angeles
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
We recently asked some supporters at CFI-Los
Angeles their reasons for supporting CFI...
My favorite part of
CFI-LA is the people it attracts...
At CFI-LA I have found a
network of caring friends...
I started looking for an
intellectual and social locus...
Since I left religiosity
for reason, CFI has become my home...
Read what CFI-LA
supporters are saying »
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~Live Last Days in Comfort~
Read about Jim's interview at Moment Church in Irvine
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.
also be purchased in our
bookstore or by calling
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.
information about celebrants,
contact Jim Underdown at jimu[at]cfiwest.org or
call (323) 666-9797 ext. 101.
Skeptic Check with
Are We Alone? is
a science radio show produced at the SETI
carried on public
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 Underdown. The
show is available as a download here (http://radio.seti.org) and
is podcast as
Are We Alone.
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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donations to CFI are
donations of items on
Wish List go
improving our Hollywood
facility. Help us make
CFI-L.A. a more
comfortable and enjoyable
place to visit.
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