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real religious freedom.
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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Latest news from American Atheists
Read more about our legal victories, public policy positions, and blog posts from American Atheists staff.
Cranford, NJ—In reaction to the Department of Justice’s newly released guidelines about “protecting” religious liberty, American Atheists president David Silverman released the following statement: Jeff Sessions has shown, time and…
Cranford, NJ—In reaction to the Department of Health and Human Services’ new rules undermining contraception coverage in the Affordable Care Act, American Atheists national program director Nick Fish released the…
Atheist Groups Demand Schools Protect Students’ Free Speech Rights, Cease Unconstitutional Pre-Game Prayers
Cranford, NJ—American Atheists today joined with attorneys and leaders from five other national atheist and secular groups to demand that Bossier Parish Schools immediately rescind a policy permitting schools to…
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.