A club for Atheists, Agnostics, and Secular Students of Berkeley

About SANE
Who We Are
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Students for A Nonreligious Ethos is the only specifically nonreligious student organization at the University of California at Berkeley

Primarily, SANE offers a forum for open-minded individuals to freely discuss philosophical, scientific, religious, political, and historical topics free from intolerance.   Willingness to doubt and desire to hear perspectives define SANE.  Though the forum upholds a nonreligious ethos, religious insight often provides unique understanding. 

SANE subscribes to strict separation between religion and government; all too often religious dogma becomes the tool of bigotry, the desecration of human dignity, and the violation of human liberty.

SANE does not hold any political affiliation or viewpoint except inasmuch that belief in reason, science, and tolerance constitute one.

SANE's Original Declaration of Necessity
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"The very core of our rational, secular, free, and democratic society has been severely marginalized in our communities, on our campuses, even in our classrooms. We cannot afford to endure this development with indifference. A resolute campaign to educate people about the principles of reason is necessary as never before.

Organization at the student level is necessary as never before. Though the tide of unreason is rising, we have taken it upon ourselves to educate people in spite of it. Our task is to demonstrate, by argument and practice, that it is possible to lead a good and meaningful life without religion. Ethics and morality can be based on rational and humanistic ideals and values." - SANE's original Declaration of Necessity, Tyson Gustus and Jason Bussey, 1999.



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