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American Humanist Association

Secular Group Sues State Agency For Displaying 40-Foot Christian Cross On Public Land

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center filed a lawsuit against the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commissi...

Groundhog Day and Darwin Day: My Favorite Holidays

Herb Silverman | Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion
Herb Silverman

I would not want schools to close for Darwin Day. Instead, I'd like to see it become a day for students to study and explore the great scientific discoveries that spring from Darwin's work.

Humanists Launch 'Godless Media Hub' As Landing Place For All Things Non-Religious

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

The American Humanist Association, a nonprofit advocacy group, launched the “Godless media hub” TheHumanist.com on Wednesday aimed at providing no...

Pledge Of Allegiance Banned For Religious Reasons?

Religion News Service | Jeffrey Macdonald | Posted 09.05.2013 | Religion

BOSTON (RNS) Justices of Massachusetts’ highest court examined the nature of the Pledge of Allegiance Wednesday (Sept. 4) as they heard a challenge ...

Atheists Sue School Over Pledge Of Allegiance Issue In Massachusetts

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 09.03.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Massachusetts’ highest court on Wednesday (Sept. 4) will consider whether the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance is a violation of s...

Atheist Group's Challenge Leads Air Force To Offer Secular Oath

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

Air Force Trainee Jonathan Bise and others will be offered a chance to recite and sign a secular oath as part of their graduation ceremony on Tuesday,...

High School Sued For Allegedly Forcing Kids To Attend Christian Assemblies

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

Students at Mississippi's Northwest Rankin High School who claim that they and their classmates were forced to attend assemblies about Christianity an...

Atheist High School Student Gets Huge Scholarship Fund

AP | Posted 02.19.2012 | Religion

CRANSTON, R.I. -- A national association that says there's no proof for the existence of God is managing a scholarship fund set up for a teenage athei...

Church Or Jail Is No Option

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 11.27.2011 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

No American should have to choose between invalidating their personal beliefs and going to jail. This choice is inhumane and discriminatory in addition to being unconstitutional.

Do Atheists Belong In The Interfaith Movement?

Chris Stedman | Posted 08.14.2011 | Religion
Chris Stedman

In my experience, interfaith work doesn't require that people check their convictions at the door, and if the only thing keeping atheists from participating is a semantic disagreement with the word "faith," I think that is a missed opportunity.

Rapture Fever

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 07.19.2011 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

In preparation for May 21, some Americans have quit their jobs, settled their affairs, and arranged for their care of their earth-bound pets, for they believe this Saturday is the Rapture.

'Godless' Group's Campaign Against The Religious Right

Roll Call | Ambreen Ali | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics

A group of self-described Godless Americans is defying predictions of the Rapture to kick off a new campaign this week against the religious right....

The Humanist Obligation To Serve: Being "Good Without God" Requires Action

Chris Stedman | Posted 06.19.2011 | Religion
Chris Stedman

Can we stop intellectualizing and debating, even just for a moment, and start putting our money where other people's mouths are?

Teetotalers For God Take The Pledge

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Humanism isn't the same as atheism. To that extent, the American Humanist Association has co-opted a word and distorted it for their own purposes.