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: 776
Latest Activity: Apr 7

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 July 9, 2013 at 1:28pm

A civil breakup that's best for everyone.

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Comment by Brian Magee on June 26, 2013 at 8:57am

The Humanist Hour #84: Dr. Sean M. Carroll

In this month’s The Humanist Hour Podcast, Todd Stiefel welcomes Maggie Ardiente, Director of Development and Communications at the American Humanist Association, and Dr. Sean M. Carroll, theoretical physicist at Caltech and keynote speaker at the American Humanist Association 72nd Annual Conference held May 30-June 2, 2013 in San Diego, CA.

In this interview, which took place before Dr. Carroll’s keynote speech at the American Humanist Association 72nd Annual Conference, he talks about issues ranging from his upbringing and education to research having to do with the Big Bang, quantum mechanics, the Higgs Boson, the idea of the multiverse, morality, the Large Hadron Collider, Hollywood movies where he’s been consulted, and more.

Comment by Brian Magee on June 24, 2013 at 1:35pm

Secular Coalition reports progress in White House ties

By David Sherfinski - The Washington Times - June 24, 2013

The Secular Coalition of America on Monday reported a “positive step” in opening lines of communication between the White House and the “nontheistic community” after the group’s executive director and others held a recent meeting with administration officials.

“We are pleased that the White House is looking at ways to better include the nontheistic community,” said Edwina Rogers, the group’s executive director. “The administration seemed to recognize the need for nontheistic inclusion and seemed open to finding areas where we can work together.”


“Doors are opening for the secular community like never before, and we thank Melissa Rogers for recognizing the significant contributions nonbelievers can make toward a better society,” said Maggie Ardiente, director of communications and development at the American Humanist Association. “We’re making tremendous progress, and we must continue to connect with lawmakers at the federal level to make our issues known.

To read the rest of this Washington Times article, click here.

Comment by Brian Magee on June 12, 2013 at 7:55am

Jennifer Lovejoy, president of WNC Humanists, used resources from AHA's Kids Without God website to make these cool crayons, t-shirts, and coloring books for the kids in her chapter!

Comment by David Layton on June 8, 2013 at 1:31am

I will be giving a talk related to my book "The Humanism of Doctor Who" at the July Bookclub Lecture of the Humanist Fellowship of San Diego. The event will be Sunday, July 31, 1:30 pm at the Rancho Bernardo Branch of the San Diego Public Library, 17110 Bernardo Center Dr., San Diego, CA. This is an open event.

Comment by Brian Magee on June 7, 2013 at 3:12pm

Sort of Like “Camp Quest” for Grownups – Adventures in Humanist Community!

It's summer camp for grownups! The AHA is partnering with the American Ethical Union to host "Adventures in Humanist Community," a week long retreat near Highlands, North Carolina from July 21-28. Learn about building humanist communities, celebrations, and enjoy fun activities with leaders of the humanist movement.

Click here for more information.

Comment by Brian Magee on June 4, 2013 at 1:12pm

Video from many of the sessions from the 2013 AHA Conference in San Diego, CA that ended June 2 are now available online here.

Comment by Brian Magee on June 4, 2013 at 1:03pm

For those who are new to humanism, this card contains the basics. It is often given out by us and our local groups.

It is a shortened version of Humanism and Its Aspirations, the most recent document adopted by the AHA describing humanism and humanist ideals.

You can read the entire one-page document here.


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