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 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.

Comment by Brian Magee on May 3, 2012 at 2:50pm

The New Orleans Secular Humanist Association had a request approved by the New Orleans City Council to issue a proclamation recognizing the National Day of Reason!

The NOSHA group ( is also playing host to the AHA's upcoming convention ( in New Orleans June 7-10 .

Comment by Brian Magee on May 3, 2012 at 1:27pm

The Charlotte Atheists and Agnostics successfully asked Mayor Athony R. Foxx to issue a proclamation supporting the National Day of Reason!

The website for the Charlotte Atheists and Agnostics, an AHA affiliate, is

Comment by Brian Magee on May 1, 2012 at 3:55pm

Humanist magazine photo contest winners

The Humanist magazine photo contest was a success! Readers took us with them to places near and far (and hopefully left some copies behind for unwitting humanists to peruse). Featured here are the first and second place winners, as well as an honorable mention. We’ll announce another contest soon, so be sure to take the Humanist with you when you travel, and bon voyage!

Image is the 1st Place winner!

PHOTO BY: Kristen N. Stehel
Elaine Ball reads the Humanist outside the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah

Comment by Sarah Walton on April 18, 2012 at 6:18pm

Brian: I didn't even know about this. Thank you! I signed the petition and endorsed the event.

Comment by Brian Magee on April 18, 2012 at 12:58pm

The National Day of Reason website has undergone some major improvements and is now better than ever!

Visit the site to add your local NDoR event to the calendar, sign a petition to President Obama asking him to issue a NDoR proclamation, and find out more about the National Day of Reason!


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