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AAI is a global federation of atheist groups and individuals. We are the only atheist group accredited with UN Special Consultative status.

What we do

AAI speaks up for atheists everywhere. We support atheists in danger and we educate people about atheism. Our goal is a secular world.

Atheist Support Network

Do you have the freedom to believe or not believe in a religion? In many countries, nonbelievers do not have this freedom, and in thirteen countries, nonbelievers face arrest or a death sentence!
Atheist Alliance International has been working to help atheists and ex-Muslims for years but we significantly ramped up our efforts in 2019 by developing the Atheist Support Network (ASN).
Read more about this life-saving work ↠

Atheism is a Ground for Asylum

In a very important decision by a Greek Court, atheism has been recognized as a legitimate ground for claiming asylum!  This is the first time a Greek court has made this determination, and we believe, a first anywhere in the world. Atheism is now recognised as a ground for the vulnerability of a person in a fundamentalist religious state.
It can now be argued, in Europe at least, that atheists are at special risk in some Islamic countries and, consequently, need to be protected.
Full story here
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Atheists in Lebanon:

Human Rights Violation Report

Our affiliate, Freethought Lebanon, has published a study called: Atheists in Lebanon: Human Rights Violations. It is the first study of its kind itemizing discrimination against atheists, agnostics, and freethinkers in Lebanon.
The findings of this study are presented in four sections.
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Umar Farouk is FREE!

Today, prison guards escorted Umar Farouk to a Kano court where he was handed over to our lawyers. Sixteen-year-old Umar had been found guilty of blasphemy in a Kano magistrates court on August 10 and was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment with menial labor.
AAI engaged a legal team in Nigeria to appeal his sentence.
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Atheist Artist Rescued

A persecuted LGBT, atheist was relocated from a Muslim country with the assistance of our Atheist Support Network and the generous support of donors like you… Thank you.
Full story here ↠

Affiliate success

UNHRC resolution condemns witchcraft

After six years of tireless effort by our affiliate, the Maharashtra Andhshraddha Nirmulan Samiti (MANS), the Witchcraft and Human Rights Information Network (WHRIN) and many NGO’s, universities, and subject matter experts, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has unanimously approved a resolution ‘condemning witchcraft and harmful religious practices’ at its 47th session.
Read more here

Know someone who loves books?

Books are a wonderful present that can last a lifetime. We have curated a treasure trove of books on all aspects of atheism, and other topics too—including a selection of books suitable for kids.
Many of these books will be especially valuable for people who are doubting their religion and for people who have recently discarded their religion and want to learn more.
See the full selection here

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 ↠
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AAI Blog

Howard Burman steps down as President

Howard Burman, the AAI President, stepped down from the board today. With Howard moving on, we lose a leader and a friend. Howard joined the AAI board on November 20, 2017, starting out as the board s...

For a more peaceful world

Growing up in a religious country, I used to follow many influencers who also doubled as religious leaders. Despite the many differences in doctrine, I noticed that all these religious gatherings shar...

Probabilistic Calculations Are Flawed – Words and Letters (Part 2)

In my blog of last October “Humans Impose Themselves on Nature”, I stated that people view nature from their perspective, thereby giving nature properties and qualities it doesn’t have: When religions...