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: 781
Latest Activity: Feb 14

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 September 9, 2013 at 8:14am

The Humanist Hour Podcast co-host Todd Stiefel was a recent guest on "The Point" along with American Humanist Association Director of Outreach Emma Bates, Daniele Bolelli, author, professor and host of "Drunken Taoist" podcast, and comedian Paul Provenza, host of "The Green Room with Paul Provenza."


Comment by Brian Magee on August 30, 2013 at 10:42am

Nice profile of Humanist Press authors Susan and Stephen Perry here.

Stephen and Susan Perry: Writers, Teachers, Collaborators

Comment by James M. Martin on August 28, 2013 at 5:52pm

Like the plug for LLS as I have had CLL for 12 years now.

Comment by Brian Magee on August 28, 2013 at 8:27am

Comment by Brian Magee on August 23, 2013 at 9:06am

Humanist Celebrant Bob Diven is mentioned in this story from Doña Ana County, New Mexico where same-sex marriage licenses are being given out despite no state law allowing for it.

Bob told us he performed free marriage ceremonies throughout the day yesterday at the courthouse.

Bob's website is here:

Comment by Brian Magee on August 21, 2013 at 9:08am

"At the end of the day, no one is independent from humanity; we all survive based on the actions of others." - Roy Speckhardt, AHA Executive Director

Comment by Brian Magee on August 16, 2013 at 6:41am

The first novel by Susan K. Perry, the best-selling author of Writing in Flow, is now available from Humanist Press:

Read a sample chapter of Kylie’s Heel, the story of "A Rational Woman" columnist Kylie Moran after her religious twin sister takes Kylie's teen son with her to Africa on a medical mission. Kylie's fears for his safety become justified as the story develops and forces the question of how a rational woman copes with an irrational world. Quirky, funny, sometimes dark, Kylie's Heel takes readers on an emotionally compelling journey.

Comment by Brian Magee on August 5, 2013 at 7:24am

Dear Friends,

We have exiting news regarding a new Light The Night "Registration Week" and incentive prizes for taking part! Once again, we at the American Humanist Association are encouraging all of our members to join the Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB) Light The Night Walk (LTN) team to benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Joining as a part of FBB’s international team will highlight nontheists giving globally and raise awareness for local secular groups. Local teams’ donation amounts will be aggregated together under FBB’s international team and the first $250,000 raised will be matched by Todd Stiefel and his family, which doubles the impact of our fundraising efforts

The FBB LTN team organizers are having Registration Week August 5-11. If you are registered by the end of the week, you will be entered in a raffle for one of five $25 gift cards.

If you walked last year, your team is already in the walk system. All you need to do is join. If you didn’t walk last year, you can join an existing team in your area; LLS has already set up teams at every walk site in the US and Canada (for your convenience, see this list organized by state)! You can also form a new team by following this guide. Please encourage your friends, family, and fellow freethinkers to join us in the fight against cancer!

Your efforts will provide lifesaving blood cancer research, free educational materials and patient support services, such as Family Support Groups. Over 1,000,000 people in the United States are currently living with, or are in remission from leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, or myeloma. To date, LLS has invested more than $875 million in research aimed at treating and curing blood cancer, with $70 million in 2012 alone.

Thank you so much for the work that you are already doing to support the AHA and our shared goals. I hope we can count on your support for LTN, too.


Roy Speckhardt
Executive Director

Comment by Humble Pie on July 25, 2013 at 8:12pm

Dang, Leo Igwe looks like an awesome dude.  Wish I could have been there!

Comment by Brian Magee on July 25, 2013 at 8:52am

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