The atheist event of the year will be here before we know it, and I wanted you to be among the first to know what to expect at our national convention March 28-31. We are proud to present one of our most diverse and compelling line-ups of speakers yet. Register today because you are not…

Some good news this week: 19 states are either considering or have already passed legislation that would allow terminally ill Americans to receive compassionate medical aid-in-dying (sometimes referred to as MAID). American Atheists advocates in support of medical aid-in-dying bills because we believe this practice creates a person-directed system that honors the values, beliefs, and…

On Thursday morning, our nation’s top political leaders gathered in the U.S. Capitol for the 72nd annual National Prayer Breakfast. News coverage of the event emphasized that it was the first time President Joe Biden and House Speaker Mike Johnson appeared together. The two were seated next to each other, shook hands, and shed a…

It’s a wild time to be the State Policy Manager at American Atheists. State legislatures have only been back in session for a few weeks, and I’m already tracking hundreds of bills — some good, most bad for those of us concerned about keeping religion out of government. One of the most alarming trends I’ve…

On Monday night, entrance polls found more than half of Iowa’s Republican caucus-goers identified as “born-again or evangelical Christian.” Then, less than an hour after it began, the Associated Press declared a decisive victory for Trump. Charged with 91 criminal offenses and having attended 0 presidential debates, the former president more than doubled the support…

WEBINARReligious Equality Under Attack:2024 State of the Secular States ReportJanuary 17, 20248:00 pm ET We are pleased to announce the publication of the fifth edition of the State of the Secular States report! This groundbreaking report on statewide laws and policies that affect religious equality and the separation of religion and government has been expanded…

It’s been a very busy week for American Atheists! In case you missed it, we released our sixth annual State of the Secular States report. Our policy team tracked over 1,600 bills in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, DC. The result is a powerful tool for advocates and policymakers, so be sure to…

As you might imagine, state legislatures can vary widely when it comes to the issues that affect atheists and nonbelievers. It can be difficult to figure out where a state stands on key topics like constitutional and nondiscrimination protections; special privileges for religion; healthcare and wellness; and education and youth. That’s why we issue the…

I joined the American Atheists team just a few months ago and have the distinct honor of being the only staff member that currently lives west of the Mississippi. I love the Midwest, and I’ve been happy to work remotely since before the pandemic. At the same time, it can be lonely out here! Growing…

The team at American Atheists is a microcosm of our movement, and perhaps especially so around the winter holidays. Some of us don’t celebrate at all, opting instead to travel, read a good book, or volunteer at a food bank. Some of us surround ourselves with people and enjoy good food and good company. And…

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