American Atheists is proud to represent the interests of all atheists. We work hard to protect the absolute separation of religion from government. We envision a world in which our laws and public policy are based on evidence, reason, and our shared values—a world in which no person faces discrimination because they simply lack belief in gods.
Our 170+ national affiliate groups and local partners bring together thousands of activists, community leaders, and people from all walks of life. Find an affiliate or local partner near you. For more than 50 years, American Atheists has been working to empower and elevate the voices of atheists in conversations in the media, in politics, and at home.
There are tens of millions of atheists in this country. We must work together to protect the secular government guaranteed by the Constitution and end the stigma associated with being an atheist. Here in the United States, survey after survey has shown that atheists are viewed with suspicion, distrust, and hostility by large numbers of Americans. Throughout the world, atheists are persecuted for their lack of belief in gods and are often imprisoned or threatened with death for criticizing religion. We have much work to do, but we are making progress—with your help.
Every year, nearly 1,000 atheists from throughout the country come together for our National Convention. Next week, the American Atheists 2015 National Convention will take place in Memphis, Tennessee from April 2 to April 5. Tickets are still available! The National Convention features keynote speaker Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Discovery Channel host of How Stuff Works Marshall Brain, the cast of Mystery Science Theater 3000, and more than 30 other speakers, plus a costume party, a pub quiz, stand-up comedy, Dinner with the Stars, book signings, activism workshops, a charity card tournament, a movie screening, and more. We look forward to seeing you in Memphis!