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

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 3, 2012 at 1:34pm

The Kochar Humanist Education Center publicly offers a wide range of materials for adults and children. From lesson plans and presentations to education manuals and a teacher corps, the center advocates for humanist values by offering the resources needed to educate based on them. Take a look and see if there isn't something you find useful. And, if you're a teacher, consider joining the Humanist Teacher Corps.

Comment by Brian Magee on December 30, 2011 at 1:12pm

The latest issue of the Humanist, AHA's magazine, has plenty of online content, offering insights into current events from some of today's best humanist thinkers. 

Comment by Peggy Henderson on December 29, 2011 at 9:12am

Thanks Brian.

Comment by Brian Magee on December 28, 2011 at 1:53pm

The Secular Coalition for America, a coalition lobbying group of which the American Humanist Association is a member, has put out a "candidate scorecard" for the upcoming presidential election.

Comment by Brian Magee on December 27, 2011 at 11:05am

From the latest edition of Humanist Network News, ex-Mormon Nancy Martin gives a brief personal history, Mormonism (As Told by an Ex-Mormon)*.

Are you an ex-Christian Scientist, ex-Scientologist, ex-Pagan, ex-Pentecostalist, ex-Muslim, or otherwise ex-religious? Interested in writing about it for Humanist Network News? Write to us at

Comment by Anthony Graham on December 27, 2011 at 12:42am

Open Positions, National Atheist Party

The National Atheist Party is looking for people to fill positions.  If you know of anyone that identifies with any of the following worldviews/areas please contact or follow the links below.

GLBT Affairs



Native American-


Middle Eastern-


Health and Welfare-



Anthony Graham
Anthropology and Sociology Advisor
Chair of the Diversity Council
National Atheist Party

Comment by Brian Magee on December 23, 2011 at 12:54pm

Humanist Network News is an AHA weekly ezine containing a wide variety of offerings, including news, opinion, crosswords, poetry, and comics. Feel free to take part in this free offering. You can also make comments, adding your voice to the mix!

Comment by Brian Magee on December 22, 2011 at 8:46am

U.S. News & World Report Debate Club: Has Christmas Become Too Secular?

AHA Executive Director Roy Speckhard was one of the people invited to participate in this round of Debate Club. Click on over and award a few up votes!

Comment by Brian Magee on December 21, 2011 at 1:46pm

We are less than 1,000 Facebook friends away from overtaking Betty Bowers, "America's Best Christian" and Landover Baptist Church matriarch!

Comment by Brian Magee on December 20, 2011 at 12:38pm

(AHA Executive Director Roy Speckhardt's most recent Patheos column is up.)

Wishy-Washier Than Thou

Faith isn't possible for those who doubt, experiment, and accept the facts presented when religious claims are honestly tested.

Eric Weiner's recent wishy-washier-than-thou New York Times article, "Americans: Undecided About God?", presents a curious new bias to decipher when it comes to religion and nonbelievers.

Weiner walks in well-worn shoes when he tries to tackle a cultural issue by opening with a complaint and offering a possibly better path. He says we are terrible when it comes to talking about god and asks for a new "religious operating system." But he's sadly lacking in clarity and hopelessly striving for impossibility.



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