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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.

AAI Annual Report 2021/22

We have been busy helping atheists, opposing blasphemy laws, saving victims, giving humanitarian aid and much more.
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Review of work | ARAP | Humanitarian aid | Campaigns
Finances
Board changes | The future
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I really want to thank AAI for their continuous help after my husband’s (Mubarak Bala) disappearance since 28th April, 2020. AAI has been helping me both financially and emotionally because Mubarak was taken away when our son was 6 weeks old.
Mrs A Mubarak, Wife of Mubarak Bala
Mrs A Mubarak
AAI came to my aid from the very moment I have contacted them, emotionally, financially, and finally to safety. They did help me survive and supported me emotionally when I had no one to lean on! I will forever be thankful for them and will never forget what they did for me.
Solal Mahdi Ahmed, Saudi Arabian ex-Muslim
Solal Mahdi Ahmed

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 ↠

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Demanding for ‘Anti-Superstition Law’, Nastik Nation members stage an event at the Secretariat – the administrative nerve center of the state of Kerala, India.
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Eagle's view primary school, Buwenge-Kayiira needs your support.
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Mark you calendars if you'd like to join CFI Canada and The Clergy Project this Sunday for their event:
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AAI sends its condolences to the members of the Rationalist Association of India on the death of its chairman.
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AAI affiliate Eagle's view primary school, Buwenge-Kayiira raising funds to build new classrooms as their lease for the land has not been renewed. Funds are needed for nails, poles, beams, and metal roofing. The school is central to the community and supports many orphans. The Gofundme link: https://gofund.me/b81fd134
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On January 22, 2023, the U.S. Transhumanist Party invites panelists to discuss the dangers of religious indoctrination of children and the importance of freethought and allowing children and young adults the option to decide for themselves how to approach religion, if at all. The USTP Officers will converse with five distinguished guests from the freethought movement.
- Dr. Lawrence Krauss – Particle physicist, cosmologist, bestselling author, lecturer, President of The Origins Project Foundation, and host of The Origins Podcast
- Armin Navabi – Author and podcaster, ex-Muslim atheist, founder of the online freethought community Atheist Republic, author of “Why There Is No God: Simple Responses to 20 Common Arguments for the Existence of God”
- Dr. Valerie Tarico – Psychologist, writer, social commentator on religious fundamentalism, author of “Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light”
- Andrea Dailey – Medical technician who has spoken of her experiences growing up in a religious cult and escaping that environment
- Dr. David Orenstein – Professor and department chairperson at CUNY Medgar Evers College, national and international speaker on issues related to the freethought movement, the American Humanist Association’s representative to the United Nations, co-author of “Godless Grace: How Nonbelievers are Making the World Safer, Richer and Kinder”

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Join us for this week's podcast with John Lombard, who is hosting an event, link in the video description, for The Clergy Project on January 28th: When Religious Leaders Become Atheists.
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Maryam Namazie writes on the situation in Iran and upcoming events in support of women and human rights:

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An ex-Muslim writes to AAI about why they no longer believe:

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For our first podcast of 2023, we welcome one of our affiliate leaders, David Rand, to discuss his new book, Stillbirth, on the threat to secular values and freedoms:

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In this week's podcast, we are joined by author and skeptic, @MichaelShermer, discussing his new book, Conspiracy:

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Atheist Alliance International is an organization of volunteers working to make the world more secular and a safe place for atheists. The income to support our work comes from our members and donors. Please help us. Make a one-off or regular donation, and we will put your money to good use. Thank you!

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.
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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.
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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

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Iran: More executions, more protests in Iran, UK and everywhere. Silence is inhuman, unethical and self-defeating
Submitted by Maryam Namazie. For more information, please contact her at: m.namazie@onelawforall.org.uk. On 7 January, Iran executed another two young men on charges of ‘spreading ...
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An Ex-Muslim: How and Why I Became an Atheist
The following was submitted to the blog by one of AAI's followers. The writer's name is being withheld to protect family still in Afghanistan. ...
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Atheists in Kenya Society faces fierce legal battle seeking its deregistration.
Introduction All around the world, Atheists and non-religious people face increasing number of risks every day for holding opinions that distances itself from beliefs in ...
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AAI supported blasphemy case triumphs in Bangladesh
In October 2020, a mob combined of Muslim and Hindu extremists staged protest rallies demanding the arrest and death penalty of Mohammed Alam, a secular ...
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Iranian Woman Killed By Morality Police
Mehsa Amini, was a 22-year-old woman detained by the morality police for wearing an improper hijab, was beaten in their custody, went into a coma, ...
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Kano Appeal Court orders Yahaya to be retried for blasphemy
On 10 August 2020, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu was convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to death by hanging by the Kano Upper Shariah Court sitting at Hausawa ...
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The Khomeinis of Burmese Theravada Buddhism: Buddhist monks, Military Junta & Political Buddhism
Myanmar has been in turmoil for eighteen months since the military overthrew a democratically elected government in February 2021. During these eighteen months, people in ...
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Sex, Race, Religion, & Class in Myanmar
Myanmar’s military had been terrorizing its people since 1962. In 1962, there was a student uprising against the military coup. As a result, the whole ...
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Iranian Teens Arrested for Gathering and Wearing an ‘Unsuitable Hijab’
Following the public release of a video showing a playful gathering of young people on one of Shiraz's main streets, the city's governor declared that ...
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