American Atheists advocates for science- and reason-based public policy and defends the absolute separation of religion and government. Since 1963, we have fought for equality under the law for all Americans, regardless of religion, and an end to the promotion of religious dogma in our nation’s laws.
We’re Standing For:
ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
PROTECTING PUBLIC EDUCATION
American Atheists envisions a world in which public policy is made using the best evidence we have rather than religious dogma and where religious beliefs are no longer seen as an excuse for bigotry or cause to receive special treatment from the government. We fight for religious equality for all Americans by protecting what Thomas Jefferson called the “wall of separation” between state and church created by the First Amendment.
We strive to create an environment where atheism and atheists are accepted as members of our nation’s communities and where casual bigotry against our community is seen as abhorrent and unacceptable. We promote understanding of atheists through education, outreach, and community building and work to end the stigma associated with being an atheist in America.
More people are leaving religion
Albany, NY—Today, American Atheists submitted testimony opposing New York’s Bible class bill (A6315). This Christian nationalist legislation would encourage public schools to offer elective Bible courses and require the Commissioner…
Supreme Court Allows Religious Organizations to Set Their Own Rules, Causing 100,000 Americans to Immediately Lose Access to Contraceptive Services
Washington, D.C.—Today, the religious equality organization American Atheists denounced the Supreme Court’s 7-2 ruling in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru, which expands a religious school’s ability to discriminate…