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Since 1963, American Atheists has protected the absolute separation of religion from government and raised the profile of atheists and atheism in our nation’s public and political discourse. Now, more than ever, we need your help.
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Since 1963, American Atheists has protected the absolute separation of religion from government through legal advocacy, innovative education and public relations campaigns, legislative tracking, and community building and engagement. With…
Washington, DC—Today, American Atheists announced the departure of National Legal and Public Policy Director Amanda Knief on June 9 after more than five years with the organization. Amanda has served…
Cranford, NJ—After President Donald Trump signed an executive order today instructing the IRS to ignore future violations of the prohibition on electoral politicking by churches and religious groups, American Atheists…
More people are leaving religion
Almost 40% of Americans under 30 are now non-religious. Our community is the fastest growing religious demographic in all 50 states.
Why Our Work Matters
Amanda Knief, National Legal DirectorThe more we engage as a people with our public officials and the more we force our system of governance to answer to us, the better the government works for the people and the better our lives are for it.
David Silverman, PresidentSupporters like you, people who are willing to be vocal about their atheism, remind people that atheists truly are everywhere. You make the road to openness and authenticity just a bit smoother for the next atheist who has to walk it.
Anonymous Congressional StafferIt bothers me, not being a Christian, to hear that Jesus is our savior or we should be thankful to be here because of Jesus. It bothers me more as an American.