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We have signed on to Fitnah! – Movement for Women’s Liberation

We have signed on to Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation. Please check it out and spread the word: http://freethoughtblogs.com/maryamnamazie/2013/04/19/fitnah/ Follow us on Twitter @AmericanAtheist Like our Facebook Page...

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American Atheists Board Member Noel Scott Has Died

We have just received news that one of our board members, Noel Scott, died in a hospital on March 27, 2013. More information forthcoming....

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An Open Letter to the Secular Community

It is an amazing time to be part of the secular movement. Look at what’s happened in 2012 alone. We held the Reason Rally, the largest event our community has ever had, which brought over 20,000 atheists, humanists, and other secular people together on the National Mall. We are growing,…...

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Atheists Award $4,000 in Scholarships

Austin, TX—American Atheists presented three students with scholarships totaling $4,000 at a dinner ceremony during its 50th Anniversary Celebration and National Convention last weekend at the Hyatt Regency in Austin. The $2,000 Founders 2012-2013 scholarship was awarded to Chris Calvey, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Calvey was…...

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Judge Rules 9/11 Memorial Cross ‘Non-Religious’—Atheist Group Will Appeal Judgment

Austin, TX—In the matter of American Atheists’ lawsuit against the taxpayer-funded 9/11 Memorial Cross, a judge found no state action endorsing religion and found that the symbol itself is not religious but instead an artifact.  The ruling states, “Since the decision to include the artifact in the Museum’s Historical Exhibit…...

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Atheist Leaders and Texas Pastors Will Meet for Roundtable Discussion

Cranford, NJ— American Atheists President David Silverman and Vice President Kathleen Johnson will join with noted British philosopher and atheist A.C. Grayling to meet with Austin-area pastors for a non-confrontational exchange of ideas. The three atheist leaders are in Austin for the American Atheists 50th Anniversary National Convention this weekend.…...

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American Atheists Supports D.C. Marriage Equality Rally

Many of our friends and colleages in the secular movement are attending the rally at the Supreme Court today showing their support for marriage equality. American Atheists fights for the complete separation of religion and government. Opposing marriage equality is one very high-profile example of religious people justifying bigotry by…...

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Mississippi governor signs school prayer bill

Last Thursday, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed HB 638, a bill requiring public schools to develop policies allowing students to pray over school intercoms, at assemblies, and at sporting events. “This is an overt act of hostility against minority religious beliefs and atheists, disguised as religious freedom,” said David Silverman,…...

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