Now in its fourth decade, American Atheists is dedicated to working for the civil rights of Atheists, promoting separation of state and church, and providing information about Atheism.
American Civil Liberties Union
The ACLU is a major American non-profit organization with headquarters in New York City, whose stated mission is “to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States”. It works through litigation, legislation, and community education.
American Ethical Union
Ethical Culture is a humanistic religious and educational movement inspired by the ideal that the supreme aim of human life is working to create a more humane society.
American Humanist Association
Strategically located in Washington, DC, the AHA actively educates the public about Humanism, brings Humanists together for mutual support and action, defends the civil liberties and constitutional freedoms of Humanists—indeed of all peoples—and leads both local and national Humanist organizations toward progressive societal change.
Americans for Religious Liberty
Since it was founded in 1981 Americans for Religious Liberty has steadfastly supported the constitutional principle of separation of church and state that is the indispensable guarantor of religious and intellectual freedom, religiously neutral democratic public education, and individual freedom of conscience.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Americans United protects separation of church and state by working on a wide range of pressing political and social issues.
Atheist Alliance International (AAI) is an organization of independent religion-free groups and individuals in the United States and around the world. Our primary goals are to help democratic, atheistic societies become established and grow and to work in coalition with like-minded groups to advance rational thinking through educational processes.
Atheists For Human Rights
Atheists For Human Rights was founded specifically to provide this moral balance in an effort to preserve our civil liberties and human dignity. We oppose all forms of bigotry and discrimination and advocate for a world where human welfare is not compromised by religious dogma.
The Bertrand Russell Society
Founded in 1974, the Society seeks to foster a better understanding of the life, work, and writings of Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) and how his contributions relate to today’s world. Our motto comes from Russell’s short book, What I Believe (1925).
The Brights’ Net
Currently the naturalistic worldview is insufficiently expressed within most cultures, even politically/socially repressed. To be a Bright (someone who fits the definition and registers on this Web site) is to participate in a movement to address the situation.
Center for Naturalism
The Center for Naturalism promotes science-based naturalism as a comprehensive worldview – a rational and fulfilling alternative to faith-based religions and other varieties of supernaturalism.
CFI Community of Northeast Ohio
The purpose of the Center for Inquiry is to promote and defend reason, science, and freedom of inquiry in all areas of human endeavor. The Center for Inquiry is a transnational nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that encourages evidence-based inquiry into science, pseudoscience, medicine and health, religion, ethics, secularism, and society. Through education, research, publishing, and social services, it seeks to present affirmative alternatives based on scientific naturalism.
The Church of Spiritual Humanism
The website for Spiritual Humanists, who believe in a religion based on the ability of human beings to solve the problems of society using logic and science.
Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal
The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry encourages the critical investigation of paranormal and fringe-science claims from a responsible, scientific point of view and disseminates factual information about the results of such inquiries to the scientific community and the public.
Council for Secular Humanism
The Council for Secular Humanism Web Site provides timely information concerning the activities of the Council for Secular Humanism and also acts as a general educational resource on secular humanism. Please select a topic from the navigation bar on your left, or the drop-down menu above, for more information.
Freedom From Religion Foundation
Our national association of nontheists has been working since 1978 to promote freethought and defend the constitutional principle of the separation of state and church. With more than 8,000 members, we are the largest group of atheists and agnostics in North America.
Gay and Lesbian Atheists and Humanists
Gay and Lesbian Atheists and Humanists is an organization with four main goals: 1)Support equal rights for lesbians, gays, transgenders, and bisexuals. 2)Educate people about atheism and humanism. 3)Support separation of church and state. 4)Provide freethinkers with opportunities to get to know each other.
The Humanist Institute is a leadership training program created by the North American Committee for Humanism.
The Humanist Society
The Humanist Society applies Humanism to daily life through a unique celebrant program, education, and community involvement.
Institute for First Amendment Studies
A Cooperative Project of The Center for Democratic Renewal, Political Research Associates, National Center for Human Rights Education, and the Gustavus Myers Center that challenges prejudice, discrimination, and domination based on ethnicity, race, national origin, language, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, class, ability, and size.
Institute for Humanist Studies
The Institute for Humanist Studies (IHS) promotes humanism, a nonreligious philosophy based on reason and compassion. IHS advances human rights, secular ethics and the separation of religion and government through advocacy, innovation and collaboration.
The Interfaith Alliance
The Interfaith Alliance (TIA) is a 501(c)(4) nonpartisan advocacy organization. Founded in 1994 to challenge the radical religious right, TIA remains committed to promoting the positive and healing role of religion in public life by encouraging civic participation, facilitating community activism, and challenging religious political extremism.
Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers
Nonreligious service members serve honorably throughout the world — always have; always will. However, atheists are the last unprotected minority. The nonreligious, whether an atheist, agnostic, freethinker, or other secular minority, have a strong community. MAAF provides geographically dispersed service members with information, resources, and contacts. MAAF provides information about nonreligious services members to other secular organizations as well as the media.
National Center for Science Education
The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) defends the teaching of evolution in public schools. We are a nationally-recognized clearinghouse for information and advice to keep evolution in the science classroom and “scientific creationism” out. NCSE is the only national organization to specialize in this issue.
National League for the Separation of Church and State
A difficult to read, but very informative site dedicated to the separation of church and state. Many resources regarding this issue can be found inside.
People for the American Way
An energetic advocate for the values and institutions that sustain a diverse democratic society. People for the American Way works in close collaboration with other leading national and state progressive organizations to mobilize Americans at this defining moment in our history.
Resources for Independent Thinking
Resources for Independent Thinking is a 501(c)(3) nonpartison, nonprofit educational organization that provides information to help people think for themselves and increase their critical thinking skills.
Secular Coalition for America
The Secular Coalition for America is the new Washington-based lobbying organization for atheists, humanists, freethinkers, and other nontheistic Americans. Our mission is to increase the visibility and respectability of nontheistic viewpoints in the United States and to protect and strengthen the secular character of our government as the best guarantee of freedom for all.
SecularEarth.com is a website designed to be a source of information for Atheists, Humanists, critical thinkers, skeptics, brights and the general scientifically minded community. It will be a place of Learning and ideas. It will be a place for conversation and intelligent debate. It will be a place where cutting edge technology will be used to promote scepicism(skepticism) and free thought.
The Skeptics Society is a scientific and educational organization of scholars, scientists, historians, magicians, professors and teachers, and anyone curious about controversial ideas, extraordinary claims, revolutionary ideas, and the promotion of science. Our mission is to serve as an educational tool for those seeking clarification and viewpoints on those controversial ideas and claims.
Unitarian Universalist Association
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) represents the interests of more than one thousand Unitarian Universalist congregations, on a continental scale. The UUA grew out of the consolidation, in 1961, of two religious denominations: the Universalists, organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, organized in 1825.