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Atheists to Accept Georgia Governor’s Offer by Sending Atheist Books to State Parks

American Atheists announced Friday that it will send the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) enough popular atheist books to place one in every state park cabin in the state. The atheist books will be placed alongside Gideon Bibles already in every state park cabin as directed by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal on…...

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American Atheists Seeks Public Policy Director

American Atheists, Inc., a non-profit and nonpartisan educational and advocacy organization dedicated to the separation of religion and government and the equality of atheists, is seeking a qualified individual to take a leadership role in the development and implementation of its public policy activities. Responsibilities may include: Arranging and taking…...

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May 15 is International Imad Day

American Atheists is proud to support the Council of Ex-Muslims in Morocco, the first public atheist organization in a country with Islam as the state religion. Things have been very difficult for the Council’s 22-year-old founder, Imad Iddine Habib. Morocco’s High Council of Ulemas, the highest government religious institution headed…...

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American Atheists Names Four New Regional Directors

American Atheists is pleased to announce the appointment of four new state and regional directors. From Director of State and Regional Operations, Ken Loukinen:...

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American Atheists names Greg Lammers as National Affiliate Director

Cranford, NJ—Greg Lammers, who has served as American Atheists’ Missouri State Director until now, will step up to the role of National Affiliate Director overseeing approximately 120 affiliated groups nationwide. “I am truly excited by his acceptance of this position,” said President David Silverman. “Greg Lammers is one of the…...

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American Atheists to Appeal World Trade Center Cross Judgment

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists announced that it is filing an appeal against a March 29 ruling that including the World Trade Center (WTC) Cross in the WTC Memorial’s Historical Exhibit is not a state action endorsing religion. The judge on the case, Deborah Batts, wrote in her ruling that “the Cross…...

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Making Room for Non-Theists (guest post by Becky Garrison)

Even though humanist chaplain Greg Epstein and his staff played a key role in the outreach efforts following the Boston Marathon bombing and several members of their community were among those seriously injured as as I reported at Religion Dispatches and The Washington Post’s “On Faith” column, non-theists were not permitted to be seated…...

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Atheists Denounce Religion as Reason for Boston Bombing

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists today condemns suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s statement to police that defending Islam was the motivating factor behind the bombings during the Boston Marathon. Of the two suspects identified by police, the surviving younger brother, Dzhokhar, has communicated to police that the motivation for the attacks was his older…...

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