Author: AAI

Atheist Day 2020

There are more non-religious people in the world than there are Hindus. Today in the USA you will find atheists among the ranks of elite scientists (93% of them are atheists according to a 1996 study by Edward J. Larson & Larry Witham), the rich and famous, and in every walk of life. Yet there are great swathes of the world where admitting you are an atheist could lead to social ostracism, los...

Farewells

Goodbyes are always sad affairs, and we have four to report on this occasion. Our Interim Executive Directors, Bridget Gaudette and Courtney Heard have left to form their own organization for helping atheists, and we wish them all the best and every success in their new venture. We extend our heartfelt thanks for the skills and creative ideas that they provided over the recent weeks. The nature of...

Atheist Alliance International Adopts New Bylaws

On February 3rd of this year, Atheist Alliance International’s new bylaws officially took effect. We are pleased to announce that these new bylaws were necessary to reflect our growth. We believe that Atheist Alliance International’s new bylaws will facilitate new growth heading into the future as well. A message from our President, Gail Miller: Today AAI has new bylaws that give the o...

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Orphaned By Outdated, Religious Attitudes Towards HIV, These Kids Need Your Help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