About FSGP

The Freethought Society of Greater Philadelphia (FSGP) was founded in 1993 by Margaret Downey. Today, FSGP boasts over 150 members throughout the United States, most of whom are in the Greater Philadelphia area.

What does FSGP advocate?

We advocate reason, rationalism, freethought and humanism. To this end, FSGP provides forums in which freethinkers can gather for informational and educational meetings, and for fun events and social networking with like-minded individuals.

Why Join?

A membership with FSGP is an investment in the nontheist movement. We look forward to continuing to providing educational programs, social events, outreach and advocacy for freethinkers in the Delaware Valley region, but we can't do it without support from individuals like you.

Monthly Program Meetings

Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at 7 PM at the Ludington Library at 5 South Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA. Speakers range from authors to professors; topics vary from media training to educational issues. This forum is also a place to introduce yourself and make new friends. After the meeting a group often goes to a local restaurant to socialize and discuss ideas raised by the speaker.


The 2008 Tree of Knowledge was on display at the Chester County Courthouse as of from December 9th, 2008 until January 12, 2009.

The mission of FSGP's 2008 Winter Holiday Display, "The Tree of Knowledge," is to inform the community about the many freethought books available through the library system and through retail and wholesale distributors. FSGP is promoting education and, in doing so, hopes to encourage a better understanding of the freethought philosophy. FSGP is also participatig in the holiday display to celebrate the winter season and to ensure a year-round cooperative relationship between theist and nontheist communities.

View the Book List (Books featured on this year's Tree of Knowledge ornaments)

View the TOK Photo Album.

12/10/08 Philadelphia Inquirer, The 'Godless Holiday Tree' Goes Up

Thanks to Gregory Walsh for compiling this video footage and crafting into an artful mini-documentary about the Tree of Knowledge. This video can also be found on YouTube.



Last year's Tree of Knowledge