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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.
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Latest news from American Atheists
Read more about our legal victories, public policy positions, and blog posts from American Atheists staff.
Houston, TX—In an order yesterday, Chief Judge Lee Rosenthal in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas ruled that American Atheists’ lawsuit against Klein Independent School…
Washington, DC—In a brief filed Monday, attorneys from American Atheists argue that the U.S. House of Representatives and House Chaplain Patrick Conroy unconstitutionally discriminated against atheists by imposing a religious…
Oklahoma City, OK—Five national organizations representing atheists, agnostics, and the religiously unaffiliated—a rapidly growing group comprising of one quarter of Americans—today issued a statement condemning the recently-passed Oklahoma law which…
Washington, DC—In a statement today, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) announced that Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council (FRC), was appointed by Senate…
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
Nick Fish, National Program DirectorThe more visible we are as atheists and the more we engage in public discourse as atheists, the sooner our elected officials will recognize that we are a force to be reckoned with and be more responsive to the concerns of our community.
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.