American Humanist Association (AHA)


American Humanist Association (AHA)

The American Humanist Association advocates progressive values and equality for humanists, atheists and freethinkers in the United States. We work to promote humanism--the idea that you can be good without a god.

Location: Washington, DC
Members: 784
Latest Activity: Jul 11, 2017

AHA Updates

Humanist Press is the publishing house of the American Humanist Association, providing material for the humanist/freethought/atheist market since 1995.

With the largest print book seller in the United States now selling more ebooks than paper books, it was time the freethought movement invested in the future of publishing so that we can remain relevant and accessible to readers in the U.S. and around the globe.

With new ebooks becoming available on a bi-monthly basis, Humanist Press will have a regularly expanding catalog of interest to atheist and agnostic humanists everywhere. Visit


Darwin Day is a global celebration of science and reason held on or around Feb. 12, the birthday anniversary of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin.

On this website you can find all sorts of information about Charles Darwin and the International Darwin Day Foundation. If you are hosting a Darwin Day event, you can post information about it on our events listing. You can also locate Darwin Day programs near you by searching our events section.

Let Humanism Ring! The American Humanist Association is pleased to announce that its 73rd Annual Conference will be held June 5-8, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Join hundreds of humanists, atheists and freethinkers in Philadelphia for a four-day celebration of humanism! The American Humanist Association will feature informative lectures, book signings, celebrity guests, networking opportunities, child care, fun activities and more!

Book your room early by calling the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel at 1-800-325-3535 (mention the American Humanist Association) or visit the AHA’s Personalized Reservation Page to get the special rate of $169 per night (subject to taxes). Rates increase after May 5, 2014 so reserve now!

More information will be announced soon!

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Comment by Brian Magee on January 19, 2012 at 12:25pm

Humanists of Rhode Island join their state's Adopt A Highway program.

Comment by Brian Magee on January 18, 2012 at 10:18am

AHA Joins Others In Opposing SOPA/PIPA

To help bring awareness to the attack on freedoms of expression and free speech included in proposed SOPA/PIPA legislation, the AHA has placed a blank panel on it's main web page with a link to a website ( where people can easily inform their senators of their opposition

Comment by Brian Magee on January 12, 2012 at 9:31am

Nonbelievers Applaud Court Ruling to Remove Religious Banner from Rhode Island Public School

American Humanist Association leaders applauded the ruling issued last night by U.S. District Court Judge Ronald R. Lagueux ordering the immediate removal of a prayer banner in a Rhode Island high school. The suit was brought by student Jessica Ahlquist, and the ruling supports her claim that the banner violates church-state separation legal principles.

"We are so proud of Jessica for fighting to protect church-state separation," said American Humanist Association Executive Director Roy Speckhardt. "She recognized injustice, stood up for what is right, and persevered in the face of harassment. She fought for the rights of nonbelievers and religious minorities and is an example for everyone."

For the rest of the press release, click here.

Comment by Brian Magee on January 11, 2012 at 3:22pm

Humanists Disappointed in Supreme Court’s Decision to Allow Religious Groups to Discriminate in Employment

(Washington, DC - January 11, 2012) -- Leadership at the American Humanist Association (AHA) expressed disappointment today with the United States Supreme Court’s decision exempting religious employers from anti-discrimination laws. The ruling will allow religious organizations to discriminate against women, racial minorities and the disabled in their employment decisions, even when such bias has no basis in religious doctrine.

“The Supreme Court has agreed to approve systematic religious discrimination with today’s ruling,” said Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association. “The ruling overlooks the essential concept that no one should be allowed to circumvent the law.”

To read the rest of the press release, click here.

Comment by Brian Magee on January 10, 2012 at 9:44am

Feb. 12 is International Darwin Day!

Darwin Day is a global celebration of science and reason held on or around Feb. 12, the birthday anniversary of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin. On the linked website you can find resources and information about what's going on in your area.

If you are hosting a Darwin Day event, you can post information about it on our events listing.

Comment by Brian Magee on January 9, 2012 at 1:45pm

Lobby Day for Reason

On March 23, the day before the Reason Rally in Washington, DC, the Lobby Day for Reason is being hosted by the Secular Coalition for America (SCA), a group in which the AHA is a member organization.

Attendees will be trained on the basics of lobbying and on the specific topics on which the SCA is currently lobbying.

The Lobby Day for reason is free--click here for more information.

Comment by Brian Magee on January 6, 2012 at 8:57am

The Humanist Hour (HH) audio podcast is a monthly one-hour talk show produced by the American Humanist Association. Every episode of the HH audio podcast explores a different area of humanist thought, from politics to pop culture.

In this month’s podcast, Jes Constantine and Todd Stiefel interview satirical musician Roy Zimmerman, Australian freethought singer / songwriter Shelley Segal, and rational rocker Bruce Harris from Words Such As Burn, about their experience as atheist artists in the music industry.

Comment by Susan Stanko on January 5, 2012 at 3:58pm

Isn't it nice to see Christian compassion?

Comment by Brian Magee on January 5, 2012 at 3:16pm

One of our Twitter followers tweeted a pic of one of our Washington, DC bus ads that has been vandalized.

The ad reads: Don't believe in a God? Join the club.

Comment by Philipp Schaub on January 4, 2012 at 6:14am

Of my tatoos, here are the two that reflect my Humanism. I hope some people here get as much a kick out of these as I do ;)


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