Atheist Alliance International is an organization of
independent religion-free groups and
individuals in the United States and around the world. Our primary goals are to help democratic,
atheistic societies become established and grow and to work in coalition with like-minded groups to
advance rational thinking through educational processes. All income goes to public outreach projects
and helping member groups increase their membership and effectiveness. We have no paid staff. Our members
run the Alliance, make all the decisions, and do all the work.
The Alliance sponsors annual conventions, publishes Secular Nation magazine and The Freethought Directory,
maintains a web site that hosts member societies' web sites free of charge, and has a national distribution
network for atheist videotapes on public access TV. To sponsor these programs in your community, contact
Atheist TV Outreach Project Director Marie Alena Castle.
Strategically located in Washington, DC, the AHA actively educates the public about Humanism, brings Humanists
together for mutual support and action, defends the civil liberties and constitutional freedoms of Humanists - indeed
of all peoples - and leads both local and national Humanist organizations toward progressive societal change. Through
a strong network of over 100 grassroots organizations, appearances in national media, an advanced Internet presence,
regular public appearances, and a broad spectrum of publications, the AHA is the voice of humanism.
The Council for Secular Humanism cultivates rational inquiry, ethical values, and human development through the advancement of secular humanism. To carry out its mission the Council for Secular Humanism sponsors publications, programs, and organizes meetings and other group activities. The Council's specific objectives are:
To promote secular humanist principles to the public, media, and policy-makers
To provide secular humanist activities and communities to serve the needs of nonreligious people and foster human enrichment
To demonstrate the viability of the secular humanist eupraxophy as an alternative naturalistic life-stance
To engage in research relating to the critical examination of religious and supernatural claims and the humanist outlook
To conduct educational programs for all age levels
The Coalition of Reason (CoR) is a national organization that works to
raise the visibility of local groups in the community of reason. The
Austin Coalition of Reason (AustinCoR) is collection of non-dogmatic
rationalist and freethinker groups in the greater Austin area.
For generations, Americans have been indoctrinated into believing that we enjoy only freedom of religion;
that is, we are free to choose which religion we care to profess as long as we choose one. We are presented
with a bewildering array of belief systems and told, in effect, to "pick a card, any card," but we may not
decline to play the game. American Atheists takes the position that you have the right to say "none of the
above" when faced with the ever-growing list of sects in our denomination-glutted religious system. You have
the right to question and challenge the claims of religious leaders and organizations. You have the right to
investigate and reject the tenets of religious belief. We also think that it is your right to be free from the
burden of financially supporting religion in general, and any sect in particular.
Finally, you have the right to hear the Atheist viewpoint when religious opinions are voiced in the public square.