We’re fighting to protect
real religious freedom.

Since 1963, American Atheists has protected the absolute separation of religion from government, raised the profile of atheists and atheism in our nation’s public and political discourse, and educated Americans about atheism. Now, more than ever, we need your help.

American Atheists has more than 170 local affiliates nationwide.

Millions of people who no longer believe stay in their churches because of the community and support the churches provide. Our local affiliates stand ready to help and are vibrant communities full of people just like you who have left behind religion.

Find your group

Latest news from American Atheists

Read more about our legal victories, public policy positions, and blog posts from American Atheists staff.

American Atheists’ 2020 National Convention Tickets Now on Sale!

Registration is now open for American Atheists’ 2020 National Convention in sunny Phoenix, Arizona on April 9–12. Get ready for four amazing days of speakers, social events, comedy shows, workshops,…

Read more

Atheists: South Carolina, Don’t Fund Religious Student Groups that Discriminate

Columbia, SC—Today, American Atheists wrote in opposition to S33, a bill that would open up South Carolina colleges and universities to discrimination.

Read more

Trump Admin Strips Discrimination Protections from Federally-Funded Religious Programs

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists denounced the Trump Administration’s proposal to strip discrimination protections from Americans receiving taxpayer-funded services from religious providers.

Read more

Atheists to Supreme Court: Don’t Open ‘Pandora’s Box’ in Religious Freedom Case

Washington, D.C.—The national civil rights organization American Atheists warned the Supreme Court against a dangerous and unconstitutional expansion of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) to include monetary damages in…

Read more

We need your help.

Thanks in part to the work of American Atheists, the number of atheists in the United States continues to grow and attitudes toward atheists are shifting. However, misconceptions about atheists still exist and members of our community still face discrimination at home, work, and school.

Help us continue to elevate atheists and educate the public about atheism by making a tax-deductible gift today.

Join today

SIGN UP FOR OUR ACTION ALERTS TO PROTECT REAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.