Author: AAI

AAI Appoints Interim Executive Directors

Atheist Alliance International is delighted to announce the appointment of Bridget Gaudette and Courtney Heard (Godless mom) as Interim Co-Executive Directors. AAI is currently searching for a permanent Executive Director and the Board wished the role to be filled on an interim basis. AAI President, Gail Miller, said, “I’m so pleased Bridget and Courtney have taken on this role—the coo...

Orphaned By Outdated, Religious Attitudes Towards HIV, These Kids Need Your Help

Believers who say that atheists cannot have morality have clearly never met Bwambale Robert. Robert is as selfless as they come. Being an atheist in Uganda isn’t comfortable, to begin with, considering the country is 99% religious. Add to that, though, the fact that Robert has taken responsibility for the education of over 650 students at a humanist school that he started, and you can see wh...

Executive Director Required

Atheist Alliance International seeks a part-time Executive Director to manage day-to-day operations and grow the organization. About us AAI is a not-for-profit, global federation of atheist groups and individuals committed to supporting atheists around the world who are discriminated against and criminalized. We also work to educate the public about atheism and critical thinking. We were founded i...

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

Last year, a Ugandan minister sought to reexamine a 2014 bill that, had it passed, would have introduced the death penalty for same-sex relationships. A similar bill did pass back in 2014, making homosexuality illegal and punishable by up to life in prison. Around the time the government of Uganda was discussing changing the punishment from life in prison to the death penalty, 16 activists were ar...

AAI Executive Director Resigns

At a Board Meeting on Sunday, David P. Silverman resigned as Executive Director. Accepting his resignation, AAI President, Gail Miller, thanked David for the contribution he had made in reorganizing the AAI board and its operations. This, together with a successful year-end fund-raising drive, will leave the alliance in a stronger position to take its campaigns forward in 2020 than in previous yea...

This Giving Tuesday, Let’s Show How Generous Atheists Can Be

Giving Tuesday was started in 2012 to counter the spotlight that Black Friday and Cyber Monday put on human consumption and materialism. The intent behind it is to remind consumers that the holidays are also about giving and generosity. As volunteers and leaders in international secular nonprofits, we would like to take part in Giving Tuesday by highlighting the generosity of nonbelievers. That...

Secular World – November 2019

In this issue: President’s Letter Editorial The Day I lied for my Mom I Lost my Faith in Chick-fil-A Sponsored items Falun Gong exposed Poetry Page Applying Logic to the God Proposition Is Humanism entirely Negative? Our New Affiliate Islam in Turkey today AAI’s Freethinking Hero DOWNLOAD

Help Ahmad Harqan—Sign the Petition

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...

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 religi...

Atheist Union of Greece’s complaint upheld

Greece’s independent Data Protection Authority (HDPA) ruled that keeping records of, and demanding declaration of the religious views of students violate the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the EU, the Constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights. HDPA said it is also illegal to record their nationality. The decision, made public on Wednesday Sept 4, 2019, follows complain...

Secular World – February 2019

In this issue: Editorial President’s Letter Eggs, Bunnies and Crosses? From Polytheism to Monotheism An Island Divided (Cyprus) I’m Disorder, you’re Entropy Things Theists Say From Courtney’s Archive Applying Logic to the God Proposition Religion / Conspiracy Theory The Kalaam Cosmological Argument About the Editor Escape from Faith AAI Hero threatened by Gunmen AAI’s...

Secular World – December 2018

In this issue: Editorial: Saturnalia President’s Letter: Let’s make 2019 our year! Brian Tully: Music and Mortality Science Lab: The Reason for the Season A Virgin Birth? Another Christmas Myth? Is ‘God’ Mr. Jorkins? Godless Mom: Courtney’s Column Things Theists Say Dr Richard Carrier: The Argument from Reason Neil Carter: Life in the BibleBelt Stephen Law: Templeton ...