American Humanist Association


American Humanist Association

We strive to bring about a progressive society where being good without a god is an accepted way to live life. 


Location: Washington DC
Members: 67
Latest Activity: Oct 8, 2016

Humanist Press is the publishing house of the American Humanist Association, providing material for the humanist/freethought/atheist market since 1995.

With the largest print book seller in the United States now selling more ebooks than paper books, it was time the freethought movement invested in the future of publishing so that we can remain relevant and accessible to readers in the U.S. and around the globe.

With new ebooks becoming available on a bi-monthly basis, Humanist Press will have a regularly expanding catalog of interest to atheist and agnostic humanists everywhere. Visit



Darwin Day is a global celebration of science and reason held on or around Feb. 12, the birthday anniversary of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin.

On this website you can find all sorts of information about Charles Darwin and the International Darwin Day Foundation. If you are hosting a Darwin Day event, you can post information about it on our events listing. You can also locate Darwin Day programs near you by searching our events section.

Let Humanism Ring! The American Humanist Association is pleased to announce that its 73rd Annual Conference will be held June 5-8, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Join hundreds of humanists, atheists and freethinkers in Philadelphia for a four-day celebration of humanism! The American Humanist Association will feature informative lectures, book signings, celebrity guests, networking opportunities, child care, fun activities and more!

Book your room early by calling the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel at 1-800-325-3535 (mention the American Humanist Association) or visit the AHA’s Personalized Reservation Page to get the special rate of $169 per night (subject to taxes). Rates increase after May 5, 2014 so reserve now!

More information will be announced soon!

Discussion Forum

God's Plan for Rape Victims

Started by Meghan Hamilton. Last reply by Reg The Fronkey Farmer Oct 16, 2013. 2 Replies

Christian conservatives are either ignorant of the pluralistic society in which we live, or they simply disrespect others as they aim to make their way the only way.By Roy Speckhardt, November 04,…Continue

Tags: Victim, Women's rights, Richard mourdock, Rape, God

Religious Freedom on the Brink

Started by Meghan Hamilton Oct 12, 2012. 0 Replies

by American Humanist Association Executive Director Roy Speckhardt…Continue

Tags: pakistan, hillary clinton, freedom of speech, ki-moon, greece

A Sensible Approach to Islam

Started by Meghan Hamilton Sep 24, 2012. 0 Replies

The following is a statement from American Humanist Association Board of Directors concerning a sensible approach to Islam.A Sensible Approach to IslamIslam and the Politics of ViolenceOver a long…Continue

Tags: Sharia, Prejudice, Terrorism, Theocracy, Violence

Humanists Challenge Cross War Memorial in Maryland

Started by Meghan Hamilton Aug 23, 2012. 0 Replies

Forty-Foot Tall Christian Cross in Bladensburg, MD on Public Property is Unconstitutional(Washington, DC, August 23, 2012) — The American Humanist Association is asking the Maryland National Capital…Continue

Tags: humanist, peace cross, humanism, bladensburg, appignani humanist legal center

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Comment by Meghan Hamilton on January 5, 2012 at 4:17pm

One of our Twitter followers tweeted a pic of one of our Washington, DC bus ads that has been vandalized.

The ad reads: Don't believe in a God? Join the club.

Comment by Meghan Hamilton on January 3, 2012 at 2:37pm

The Kochar Humanist Education Center publicly offers a wide range of materials for adults and children. From lesson plans and presentations to education manuals and a teacher corps, the center advocates for humanist values by offering the resources needed to educate based on them. Take a look and see if there isn't something you find useful. And, if you're a teacher, consider joining the Humanist Teacher Corps.

Comment by Meghan Hamilton on December 30, 2011 at 2:13pm

The latest issue of the Humanist, AHA's magazine, has plenty of online content, offering insights into current events from some of today's best humanist thinkers.

Comment by Meghan Hamilton on December 28, 2011 at 2:54pm

The Secular Coalition for America, a coalition lobbying group of which the American Humanist Association is a member, has put out a "candidate scorecard" for the upcoming presidential election.

Comment by Meghan Hamilton on December 27, 2011 at 12:06pm

From the latest edition of Humanist Network News, ex-Mormon Nancy Martin gives a brief personal history, Mormonism (As Told by an Ex-Mormon)*.

Are you an ex-Christian Scientist, ex-Scientologist, ex-Pagan, ex-Pentecostalist, ex-Muslim, or otherwise ex-religious? Interested in writing about it for Humanist Network News? Write to us at

Comment by Meghan Hamilton on December 23, 2011 at 1:54pm

Humanist Network News is an AHA weekly ezine containing a wide variety of offerings, including news, opinion, crosswords, poetry, and comics. Feel free to take part in this free offering. You can also make comments, adding your voice to the mix!

Comment by Meghan Hamilton on December 22, 2011 at 9:46am

U.S. News & World Report Debate Club: Has Christmas Become Too Secular?

AHA Executive Director Roy Speckhard was one of the people invited to participate in this round of Debate Club. Click on over and award a few up votes!

Comment by Meghan Hamilton on December 21, 2011 at 2:47pm

We are less than 1,000 Facebook friends away from overtaking Betty Bowers, "America's Best Christian" and Landover Baptist Church matriarch!

Comment by Meghan Hamilton on December 20, 2011 at 1:39pm

(AHA Executive Director Roy Speckhardt's most recent Patheos column is up.)

Wishy-Washier Than Thou

Faith isn't possible for those who doubt, experiment, and accept the facts presented when religious claims are honestly tested.

Eric Weiner's recent wishy-washier-than-thou New York Times article, "Americans: Undecided About God?", presents a curious new bias to decipher when it comes to religion and nonbelievers.

Weiner walks in well-worn shoes when he tries to tackle a cultural issue by opening with a complaint and offering a possibly better path. He says we are terrible when it comes to talking about god and asks for a new "religious operating system." But he's sadly lacking in clarity and hopelessly striving for impossibility.


Comment by Meghan Hamilton on December 19, 2011 at 4:50pm

This is one of the articles included in the most recent Humanist Network News, a free weekly eizine from the AHA.

Celebrating Love and Light: 10 Holiday Tips for the Post-Religious

By Valerie Tarico

Is the holiday season more glitter than glow for you lately? For a humanist who seeks to live a life centered in reason and compassion, the holiday time can be surprisingly challenging. Old traditions may not fit anymore, but what does? We see ourselves as an integral part of nature, and the beauties of the winter season surround us, but how can you bring the season into your home in a way that feels rich and satisfying? We humanists find meaning in relationships, but reunions can be fraught with peril. If an old Christian friend or family member uses Christmas cards or gatherings as an opportunity to evangelize, you may even find yourself feeling downright crabby. How can you shake it off?



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