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 Logan A on November 27, 2011 at 2:54pm

So glad I found this group! I'm in the process of starting a local chapter of the national secular humanist society in my town. Excited to dig in to the content here!

Comment by Rod Chlebek on November 22, 2011 at 10:18pm

Just became an AHA member! Countdown to celebrant begins now!

Comment by Rod Chlebek on November 22, 2011 at 9:13pm

I mean, I'd be interested in being a Humanist Chaplain.

Comment by Rod Chlebek on November 22, 2011 at 9:10pm

I'm running down the isles! Wheee! Glad to be here!

I'm going back to school for philosophy. I'd like to incorporate Humanism. Any way to do this? Are there courses offered?

Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on November 16, 2011 at 9:28am

Distrust Feeds Anti-Atheist Prejudice - Miller-McCune

Research finds atheists are widely perceived as untrustworthy, which may be a factor in why they're disliked more than other minorities.

"People use cues of religiosity as a signal for trustworthiness," the researchers write in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Given that “trustworthiness is the most valued trait in other people,” this mental equation engenders a decidedly negative attitude toward nonbelievers.

There is no actual evidence backing up the assumption that atheism somehow leads to a decline in morality. In a 2009 study, sociologist Phil Zuckerman argued that "a strong case could be made that atheists and secular people actually possess a stronger or more ethical sense of social justice than their religious peers," adding that they, on average, have "lower levels of prejudice, ethnocentrism, racism and homophobia" than the much larger population of believers.



Comment by William on November 6, 2011 at 7:53pm
For those who haven't interacted with social workers this is kind of a hard problem to describe. Essentially, Social workers have a code of ethics, in this code of ethics, there is a standard of cultural competence. It says: "Social workers should obtain education about and seek to understand the nature of social diversity and oppression with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, political belief, religion, immigration status, and mental or physical disability." I feel the exclusion of Non-religious as a category is getting the way of social workers being culturally competent with secular groups. So I started a petition.
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on June 25, 2011 at 3:31pm
Saturday. June 25.
KPFK Webcast of the Day:
Philosophy Talk Humanism

It's a fun upbeat talk.

Access from

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Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on April 22, 2011 at 10:36am


Do you want to send them to summer camp without God?
Check out Camp Inquiry
Camp Quest

Comment by mojo5501 on April 8, 2011 at 3:36pm
Well the website has really opened my eyes by warning me of all the nudity, sexual content, violence, and cursing in the holy scriptures....I'm sure keeping my kids away! I'm glad they added a warning for parents.   Addicted to looking at nudey Lego people...what a shameful sight.  One guy in Epistles has beard stubble...a sure sign of Lego wickedness.
Comment by Fred Edwords on April 8, 2011 at 3:34pm

Zeke isn't the only foul-mouthed prophet in the Bible. Consider Malachi. This is Malachi 2:3 from the Good News Translation:

"I will punish your children and rub your faces in the dung of the animals you sacrifice - and you will be taken out to the dung heap."
Compare other translations at . The Lego characters haven't acted this one out yet.

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