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Who we are

AAI is a global federation of atheist groups and individuals committed to educating its members and the public about atheism and critical thinking, and to supporting atheists around the world who are discriminated against and criminalized. AAI was granted UN Special Consultative status in 2013.

What we do

AAI supports atheist organizations world-wide by assisting them with local campaigns, secular education and coaching, and by encouraging interactions between groups. AAI also provides advice, community and support to individual atheists, especially those whose lives are threatened or diminished by theists. Watch our video ↠

The RIGHT to be SECULAR: ENDORSED logo

Fighting for Atheist Rights

People should be as free to be atheists as they are to be conservative or liberal; Christians or Muslims. The truth is, in many parts of the world, atheists are not free. Too often atheists are persecuted and discriminated against by civil authorities.

In some countries, particularly Islamic countries, atheists are criminalized and live in fear of fear of loss of rights, imprisonment, public lashing or execution by the state.

AAI is campaigning for the Right to be Secular. We need to clarify Human Rights declarations and treaties to explicitly confer upon atheists the same rights as are enjoyed by the religious.

Read more about this exciting and important campaign ↠

Blasphemy

Announcing The AAI Legal Aid Fund For Blasphemy

While many countries around the world have struck down their blasphemy laws, other nations not only still have them on the books, but they still use them to prosecute critics of religion. At AAI, we’re starting a legal aid fund to help those who have been charged, sentenced or otherwise harmed for breaking blasphemy laws.

More details here ↠

This Ugandan School Dares To Offer Humanist, Evidence-Based Curriculum – Here’s How You Can Help

With the help of Atheist Alliance International, the Kasese Humanist School In Uganda was started in 2011. Now, 9 years later, there are 651 students enrolled. Here’s how you can help keep the momentum going, and ensure these kids get what they need for a secular education.

Read the full story here

ASN Officers awaiting the judgment
ASN Officers awaiting the judgment

Atheists Appeal Judgement in Nigeria

Our affiliate, the Atheist Society of Nigeria (ASN) has lodged an appeal against the decision of the High Court at Akwa Ibom to dismiss its claim that the government of Akwa Ibom state’s funding and promotion of a huge Christian worship centre in the city of Uyo was unconstitutional and illegal.

The ASN Board has resolved to fight the case all the way to the Supreme Court of Nigeria if it turns out to be necessary. ASN believes that the constitution of the Federation requires separation of church and state, a principle that is widely abused in Nigeria.

More details here ↠

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Summons served ↠ 
Defense filed ↠
The decision PART I ↠
The decision PART II ↠

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Ahmad Harqan is a 36-year-old Egyptian on hunger strike. He is an ex-Muslim, atheist blogger who has been denied the right to leave Egypt despite the fact there is no court order restricting him and no legal reason he should be denied the right to travel.

He has tried to leave the country three times since 2016 and was intercepted by security officials on each occasion and removed from the airport without explanation.

Ahmad said, “I am now on a hunger strike until the president of the republic solve my problem or die.

Read more here ↠

Another Victory for Our Greek Affiliate

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on Thursday upheld a complaint from the Atheist Union of Greece (AUG) and two families that the Greek State violates two fundamental human rights in its process for exempting children from religious education classes. It held that the process violates the fundamental right to education and the fundamental right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.

Read the full story here

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AAI Supports US House Resolution 512

Rep.Jamie Raskin is sponsoring a bill in the US Congress calling for the repeal of blasphmey, heresy and apostasy laws worldwide. Blasphemy, heresy and apostasy laws stand in violation of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which guarantees freedom of thought, expression and religion.

Atheists are particularly vulnerable to accusations of these religiously motivated crimes leading to large numbers of atheists becoming refugees to escape imprisonment and even execution.

Atheist Alliance International strongly supports Resolution 512. Blasphemy, heresy and apostasy go against fundamental human rights which are the foundation of our work at AAI. We urge every American who agrees with us to contact their congressperson urging them to support Resolution 512.

UNHCR Treatment of Atheist Refugees

Are you an atheist who has had a bad experience with the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees) while applying for refugee status? If you felt you were not treated fairly or judged negatively because of your atheism, we want to hear from you.

We will collate your stories and make representations to UNHR to change the way they deal with atheist refugees.

Please send your story to: president@atheistallance.org

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The God Delusion now FREE in Arabic

Recognizing the difficulty many Muslims have accessing books on skepticism, atheism and evolution, Richard Dawkins is making his most popular titles available for FREE DOWNLOAD in Arabic, Urdu, Farsi, and Indonesian. The titles being made available include River Out of Eden, The Magic of Reality, The Blind Watchmaker, and The God Delusion.

The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science, now a division of The Center for Inquiry, has launched The Translations Project to provide professional translations of Dawkins’ books into the languages most widely spoken by Muslims around the world.

More information here ↠

AAI Blog

Female sexuality remains a strong taboo in Tunisian culture

In many countries around the world – still more than 20 as of late 2019 – the state of a woman’s vagina is given more importance than her words. In fact, virginity testing is still a part of honor cul...

Why Counter-Apologetics? An Introduction to Apologetics and It’s Methods

Apologetics, from the Greek word apologia meaning “speaking in defense”, is a system of argumentation in defense of religious doctrine from criticism. In Christianity, apologetics has been used since ...

Welcome New AAI Board Members

Our affiliates have spoken! We had a huge seven board seats to be decided by our affiliate members in our end of June elections. Congratulations to the successful candidates and a very warm welcome to...

Jason Sylvester – St. Peter’s and Their 30 Pieces of Silver: Vows of Silence in Exchange for Statehood

If the Vatican was granted sovereignty by the State of Italy, why, then, is the status not revocable? Surely, that which can be bestowed can be taken back just as easily. ‘…[T]he Lateran Accords...