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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 ↠

Atheist Day


We live in a CRAZY world where many millions of people are afraid to be open about their [lack of] God-belief because families, communities, employers or governments would be so incensed by lack of respect for their imaginary friends, that they would react and harm us non-believers.

We are forced to fight for our freedom to think what we like, and to talk about it openly. The more atheists there are in every community, the harder it will be to intimidate and repress us and the more people will come to understand that belief in God is a choice, and those who choose not to believe are normal decent people.

Atheist Day is an opportunity for atheists everywhere to consider being open about their lack of belief. Provided you are confident about your physical safety, please consider making TODAY the day you add one more out atheist to the world.

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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 ↠

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Join our News Team

AAI wants to keep Atheists around the world informed on events that affect them. We need people to report on news that relates to atheism. If you have the ability to write and the time to report, we want to hear from you. You only need to send in a story once every month or two.

Currently, we are looking for people in China, South and Central America, Western Europe and Africa to join our News Team.

If you are interested, please contact: [email protected]

AAI Board Member Targeted by Gunmen

India has become a dangerous place for people who publicly promote rationality and expose charlatans who use ‘magic’ tricks to claim they have powers from God.

Several Indian rationalists have been killed since 2013. Most of these killings follow a pattern—two men on a motorcycle draw alongside the victim and the pillion passenger unleashes a hail of bullets aimed at the victim’s head and chest. It’s brutal and effective, and invariably allows the assassins to escape the crime scene.

Following the killing of Gauri Lankesh outside her house in September 2017, a Special Investigation Team was set up to investigate allegations that a Hindu Nationalist group was behind the deaths. The team uncovered a hit-list of 34 rationalist writers targeted for execution and a plot to kill four prominent rationalists on a single day. Documents gave the names of the intended victims, the hit-men allocated to each execution and showed plans were at an advanced stage of preparation.

The intended victims included AAI Board member, Narendra Nayak. Police have arrested several alleged conspirators and the four targeted rationalists have been given police protection. Read more about our campaigns in India ↠

AAI Board Member Professor Narendra Nayak
Proposed Akwa Ibom Worship Centre
Proposed Akwa Ibom Worship Centre

Atheists Sue State Governor in Nigeria

What should atheists do when they find a State Governor is promoting a project to build an enormous 8,500-seat Christian worship centre and is contributing state funding?

This is happening now in Akwa Ibom state in Nigeria, a country with a Federal Constitution that explicitly mandates separation of religion and state. Our affiliate, the Atheist Society of Nigeria, instructed lawyers to write to Governor Udom Emmanuel, to demand the cessation of the project, and for the contributions made by the government to be publicly disclosed.

The Governor has failed to respond to either letter. So with AAI’s help, the Atheist Society of Nigeria is taking the matter to court to let a Judge rule on the legality of the Governor’s involvement in this overtly religious project. This will be the first time in history that atheists have sued a state government in Nigeria and the ruling will be a crucial test case that will clarify the law and is likely to impact many other instances of state-religion entanglement across the country.

Read more about the Nigerian worship center ↠

AAI Blog

The incredible story of God

God had no beginning. He was always there. He is maximally intelligent. We don’t exactly know what this means but let’s say his IQ is a few billion compared to our average IQ of 100. And h...


I sit here shocked, horrified and saddened at the shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand. AAI friends will know I am no fan of any religion but violence is no way to resolve the differences between us...

Free Nasrin Sotoudeh

Another day, another outrageous action by a Muslim country against human rights. This time it is Iran. Nasrin Sotoudeh, a well respected human rights lawyer, was sentenced to 38 years in prison and 14...

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...