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CFI Secular Celebrant Ceremonies

Announcing the next CFI Secular Celebrant Training Workshop

Thursday, May 15, 2014
9:00 AM—5:00 PM

The Westin Alexandria
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314

***  Attention Metro DC residents  ***
CFI secular celebrants can now legally solemnize marriages in DC, so this is the perfect time to get your celebrant certification!

CFI Secular Celebrant Training - Register Now!

What is a Secular Celebrant?

As many as 20% of Americans are unaffiliated with any religion, yet our celebrations and ceremonies are dominated by religious leaders and officiants.

CFI created our Secular Celebrant Program to address this problem by training secular people to officiate for nonreligious marriage and commitment ceremonies, funerals and memorials, and other celebrations of the milestones of life.

The demand for secular ceremonies is growing fast, so this is the perfect time to build your skills and get certified.

How can I become a CFI Secular Celebrant?

You can become a certified CFI Secular Celebrant by attending a special training session and meeting a few additional requirements.

We are very pleased to announce the next CFI Secular Celebrant training opportunity will coincide with the third Women in Secularism conference:

Thursday, May 15, 2014
The Westin Alexandria, Alexandria, VA
(Book your hotel room by April 21 to receive the discount conference rate—only $104/night! Call 703-253-8600 to reserve your room and ask for the Women in Secularism discount rate.) 

Workshop Fee: $75.00 per person (does not include meals)
Certification Fee: $49.00 per year (to be paid later)

NOTE: This CFI Secular Celebrant training session is limited to 25 participants.

Celebrant training registration deadline is May 1.
Don't be left out— Register early!

CFI Secular Celebrant Training - Register Now!

For more information, visit the CFI Secular Celebrant website or contact Reba Boyd Wooden, Executive Director of CFI–Indiana and Director of the CFI Secular Celebrant Program.


Come for the Celebrant Training...
Stay for "Women in Secularism III"

Women in Secularism III Conference - We Can Do It!

The Celebrant Training workshop is the perfect prelude to one of the best events of the year: CFI's third annual "Women in Secularism" conference!

Extend your stay and hear a powerful roster of twenty speakers, including:

     •  Barbara Ehrenreich: journalist, activist, and author
     •  Katha Pollitt: poet, essayist, and columnist for The Nation
     •  Taslima Nasreen: writer, physician, and human rights activist
     •  Rebecca Goldstein: novelist, philosopher, and recipient of the 1996 MacArthur "Genius" Prize
     •  Susan Jacoby: journalist, author of Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism
     •  Lindy West: performer, staff writer at
     •  plus many, many more!

For more information, including registration, speaker details, and location, visit

Women in Secularism III - Featured Speakers

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