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: 778
Latest Activity: on Sunday

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 James M. Martin on October 31, 2013 at 12:35pm

Diana Nyad's statement is what I would personally hope to live by.  I intend to blow it up big and/or put it on my refrigerator door and consider every day for the remainder of my years.  What a beautiful person and what a poignant statement of "belief."  (You should pardon the word.)

Comment by Brian Magee on October 31, 2013 at 10:59am

Comment by Brian Magee on October 17, 2013 at 1:18pm

Humanist Press is now offering "Fog and Other Stories" by Laury A. Egan, the author of "The Outcast Oracle."


The 23 stories in the collection deal with the metaphorical concept of fog as a state produced by grief, mental illness, love, anger, dementia, pain, prejudice, or dreams and how the human being refracts reality through these diffused prisms.


Comment by Brian Magee on October 17, 2013 at 7:59am

We have our 2014 Humanist of the Year! Want to be the first to know? Text AHA to 50555 to join the Humanist Mobile Community by 5:00pm ET today and you'll be the first to get the news! (We'll announce it on Facebook soon after!)

Comment by Brian Magee on October 16, 2013 at 10:32am

Comment by Brian Magee on October 1, 2013 at 8:47am



“Simply delicious fun from start to finish” is how Kirkus Reviews described the second novel by Laury A. Egan, "The Outcast Oracle," in its starred review. Being released today by Humanist Press, "The Outcast Oracle" is about a teenage girl, but it’s a book for any adult who remembers the traumas of adolescence and the shock of discovering that religion is not all it’s cracked up to be.


Comment by Brian Magee on September 27, 2013 at 6:29am


An original multimedia collection of lauded humanist poetry is the latest offering from Humanist Press, the expanding publishing arm of the American Humanist Association. "Questions About God" from humanist poet Stephen Perry, being released today, is being called “. . . an excitingly different read” by the New York Journal of Books, as well as “challenging and thought-provoking,” by Midwest Book Review, concluding that “Questions About God delves into fundamental mysteries with a unique and insightful flair.” The ebook contains 25 of the author’s creative photos and photo montages, as well as his dramatic reading of a number of poems, including the 121-line title poem.


Comment by Brian Magee on September 12, 2013 at 9:21am

The ebook version of Nikki Stern's Hope in Small Doses from Humanist Press is now available for $2.99!


Comment by Brian Magee on September 12, 2013 at 8:24am
Humanists of Rhode Island win 2012's Heart of Humanism Rookie of the Year Award, an award given annually by the Foundation Beyond Belief. Congratulations to this AHA local group!

Check if there is a local group near you:
Comment by Brian Magee on September 10, 2013 at 2:02pm

Through December 31, 2013, many Humanist celebrants will be offering FREE WEDDING services to same-sex military couples!

For more information, check out the Humanist Society page:


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