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American Atheists Award Students $4,000 in Scholarships

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists announced on Friday the winners of its 2014 academic scholarships totaling $4,000. The scholarships are awarded annually to students who demonstrate positive atheist activism. Scholarship winners are further invited to attend and speak at the annual American Atheists National Convention, to be held in Salt Lake City…...

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Student Video Contest Details!

Hello students! As Jaclyn Glenn revealed in her promo video for the American Atheists 2014 National Convention, a very generous donor has offered to pay the admission costs of 10 lucky students. The convention is April 17-20 in Salt Lake city; more details are here. You can watch the whole…...

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Religious Freedom Day 2014

Today is Religious Freedom Day, annually celebrated on January 16 to commemorate the passage of Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom in 1786. Thomas Jefferson, who served as the nation’s third President from March 4, 1801 to March 4, 1809, is buried at his estate at Monticello, near Charlottesville,…...

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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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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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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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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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