American Humanist Association (AHA)


American Humanist Association (AHA)

The American Humanist Association advocates progressive values and equality for humanists, atheists and freethinkers in the United States. We work to promote humanism--the idea that you can be good without a god.

Location: Washington, DC
Members: 757
Latest Activity: Jul 13

AHA Updates

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!

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Comment by Brian Magee on June 12, 2013 at 7:55am

Jennifer Lovejoy, president of WNC Humanists, used resources from AHA's Kids Without God website to make these cool crayons, t-shirts, and coloring books for the kids in her chapter!

Comment by David Layton on June 8, 2013 at 1:31am

I will be giving a talk related to my book "The Humanism of Doctor Who" at the July Bookclub Lecture of the Humanist Fellowship of San Diego. The event will be Sunday, July 31, 1:30 pm at the Rancho Bernardo Branch of the San Diego Public Library, 17110 Bernardo Center Dr., San Diego, CA. This is an open event.

Comment by Brian Magee on June 7, 2013 at 3:12pm

Sort of Like “Camp Quest” for Grownups – Adventures in Humanist Community!

It's summer camp for grownups! The AHA is partnering with the American Ethical Union to host "Adventures in Humanist Community," a week long retreat near Highlands, North Carolina from July 21-28. Learn about building humanist communities, celebrations, and enjoy fun activities with leaders of the humanist movement.

Click here for more information.

Comment by Brian Magee on June 4, 2013 at 1:12pm

Video from many of the sessions from the 2013 AHA Conference in San Diego, CA that ended June 2 are now available online here.

Comment by Brian Magee on June 4, 2013 at 1:03pm

For those who are new to humanism, this card contains the basics. It is often given out by us and our local groups.

It is a shortened version of Humanism and Its Aspirations, the most recent document adopted by the AHA describing humanism and humanist ideals.

You can read the entire one-page document here.

Comment by Bobbi Cadence on May 8, 2013 at 8:00pm

Thank you!  :)

Comment by Jon T on May 8, 2013 at 3:21am

@ Bobbi C

Hello, and welcome to AHA of Atheistnexus.

Comment by Bobbi Cadence on May 7, 2013 at 9:52pm

Hi there! I am new to Atheistnexus, and I am not online much.

I am also on FB, Ravelry, and I have a wordpress-blog.

I do not consider myself a "weak" Atheist simply because I am NOT 100% Sure that God-Gods-Goddess Exist or not. I simply say I don't know, but I live my life according to the "natural laws" of this planet, NOT the bible written thousands of years ago when people "knew" the earth was flat.

Comment by Brian Magee on May 2, 2013 at 10:50am

Watch Fox News try and tie the National Day of Reason to the Holocaust.

Read details from Raw Story here.

Comment by Jon T on March 27, 2013 at 1:07am

@  Natalie, You are, seemingly, a wonderful person.  Some laws are creations of social transitions in culture and necessary to drive change away from autocratic or religious mandates, which tread on personal freedoms. In reference to your quote, "Her father was an anthropologist, and I think she learned to be very non-judgmental in her observations of society, and therefore[,] has sympathetically created some very interesting societies in her writing. [I] would that WE, as a nation, and as a world, could be that compassionate!" I would replace 'compassionate' with 'knowledgeable and experienced, which together help  some of us become more compassionate.' since  compassion is not an evolved trait in everyone, no matter the amount of experience and education. Alpha-narcists of any kind are only  more empowered when educated. One of the major divides in atheism, is that compassion cannot  be supported by fact or substantiated by reason, but is perceived to be a belief supported by altruism. Keeping in mind too much compassion can become a turning back of the progress made also. Examples would be compassionately allowing the church to express, freely, their religious views to the repealing of Roe v. Wade, or by banning gay marriage with DOMA (a.k.a. Defense Of Maladjusted Aggression).

Ursula LeGuin sounds like a good read to explore, thank you for the inspiration.


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