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: Jun 10

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 May 30, 2012 at 1:05pm

According to this story from Science and Religion Today,atheism is winning. The conclusion of the researchers:

"Churches lack mechanisms to resist the secularization forces of hip modernity—including the cash-flush corporations that are in competition with churches for the attention and time of the population (check out the parking lots of Walmart and Home Depot on a Sunday morning, when only a quarter or less of Americans attend church). Meanwhile, atheism is organically expanding via spontaneous conversion with little organized effort by dedicated advocates. Thus, we can conclude that atheism is not fighting a desperate battle against a rising tide of organized religion in the West, and theists should be gravely concerned about their situation in many countries, especially the most successful societies, since the rise of atheism is predominant among Western youth, and largely casual atheism predominates when democratic societies are at their most successful."

Comment by Brian Magee on May 25, 2012 at 1:30pm

The latest Humanist Network News is out!

Articles include: U.S. States that Prohibit Atheists From Holding Public Office, Humanist Groups for College Grads, Movie Review of Joss Whedon's The Avengers, and more. Plus, HNN editor Maggie Ardiente asks, "What should be the humanist stance on immigration?"

Visit to read this week's issue and leave comments.

Comment by Brian Magee on May 23, 2012 at 2:50pm

The Atheists Go Marching In

New Orleans street car ad announces AHA coming to town for our annual conference!

Press release can be found here:


Comment by Brian Magee on May 18, 2012 at 2:56pm

This is a neat idea--a Happy Human cake!

(from the Berkshire Humanists in the UK

Comment by Brian Magee on May 16, 2012 at 2:16pm
Comment by Brian Magee on May 15, 2012 at 2:47pm

How interesting would it be for atheists, agnostics and humanists to try and get on this new program! Below is the official pitch from the show's website.


Calling all church-goers and Bible study groups: GSN (Game Show Network) and the creators of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" are looking for you!

We are casting for GSN’s “The American Bible Challenge,” a new game show hosted by Jeff Foxworthy. We’re looking for lively individuals or teams who want to win money for their favorite charity.

We're looking for individuals or teams who have competitive spirits, great personal testimonies, a general knowledge of pop culture – and, of course, you have to know your Bible!

Come celebrate your faith, have fun with your friends and show off your Bible knowledge!!!

Comment by Brian Magee on May 14, 2012 at 12:52pm

Can you name all of the skeptics that appear on the cover of the Humanist magazine's May/June 2012 issue? (At the following link, click on the cover image to enlarge:

Write the person's name next to their corresponding number, then submit your answers by email to, by fax to 202-238-9003, or by mail to American Humanist Association, 1777 T Street NW, Washington, DC 20009. Be sure to include your name, address, and a contact phone number or email.

The winner will receive a copy of "Good Without God" by Greg Epstein and a humanist magnet.

All entries must be received at the AHA office by May 21, 2012. Details:

Comment by Brian Magee on May 10, 2012 at 8:23am

Thank President Obama for Supporting Marriage Equality

Yesterday, President Obama made a historic announcement: he supports gay and lesbian Americans receiving the rights and benefits of marriage. The American Humanist Association has long lobbied for marriage equality and support of the LGBT community, and we thank President Obama for standing up for LGBT rights.

Please send a thank you note to President Obama for his support of ...

Comment by Brian Magee on May 8, 2012 at 12:04pm


For those who heard Shelley Segal at the Reason Rally or saw her video for "Saved" online, you'll certainly appreciate "Gratitude."

She will be also be performing at the upcoming AHA convention in New Orleans:

Comment by Brian Magee on May 7, 2012 at 3:49pm

In 2009, Joss Whedon, the director of the current blockbuster The Avengers, received the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism from the Harvard Humanist Society.


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