Where are sentientists around the world? Where can you talk to them?
Millions of people around the world are sentientists, in that they are committed to evidence and reason and grant moral consideration to all sentient beings. Many of them will identify as atheists, secular humanists, skeptics or free-thinkers who take animal ethics seriously, but most of them haven’t yet heard of the term “sentientism”.
Sentientism is just a worldview, not an organisation. There’s no membership (although you can declare yourself a sentientist here) and no rules (beyond the definition of sentientism itself). However, there is a wide range of global online communities and movements springing up around Sentientism.
If you find Sentientism interesting, we’d love you to come and join our main friendly, global community here. Anyone interested is welcome, whether or not you count yourself as a sentientist. We have people from around 70 countries involved to date – a mix of academics, activists, content creators, policy people and (the vast majority) interested lay people.
We also run a range of other online fora listed below. Join as many or as few as you like. Some focus on live conversation, others are more “post and comment”, while others are good places to find resources.
Facebook Group (private)
Our most lively online community with people from around 80 countries. We have a fascinating mix of academics, activists, policy-people and writers – but mostly interested lay people (including me). The group is private and closed to the outside world – but open to anyone to join.
Our public Facebook Page. Anything you post or comment here can be read by anyone.
@Sentientism on Twitter
We also maintain a Twitter list of confirmed and suspected sentientists you can subscribe to and a list of people who have added #Sentientist to their bio. Tweet us if you’d like to be added (or removed). The “suspected” sentientists are largely vegan humanists and atheists. The list includes some famous people that might surprise you.
There’s a Twitter Direct Message Group here too – use the “contact us” form if you’d like to be added.
Great place for resources and links that relate to sentientism. Feel free to join, post new stuff, up/downvote and comment. There’s a chat room too but I’ve never seen anyone else in it yet.
Letter.wiki is bringing letter writing into the digital age. Thoughtful, public, two-way conversations without the noise and distractions of social media. Thanks to the Letter team we now have a Sentientism community there.
Sentientism on Instagram
A bit quiet. We need help with memes!
Good for real time text chat. Quiet so far – set it up just in case…
I’ve posted a series of Sentientism papers and a conference presentation to Academia.edu here.
I’ve posted a series of Sentientism papers and a conference presentation to a Sentientism project on ResearchGate here.