About the AHA

About the American Humanist Association

The American Humanist Association has stood as the voice of humanism in the United States for over 70 years.The Happy Human - the common icon of humanist organizations around the world

We strive to bring about a progressive society where being good without a god is an accepted and respected way to live life. We are accomplishing this through our defense of civil liberties and secular governance, by our outreach to the growing number of people without traditional religious faith, and through a continued refinement and advancement of the humanist worldview.

Humanism encompasses a variety of nontheistic views (atheism, agnosticism, rationalism, naturalism, secularism, and so forth) while adding the important element of a comprehensive worldview and set of ethical values – values that are grounded in the philosophy of the Enlightenment, informed by scientific knowledge, and driven by a desire to meet the needs of people in the here and now.

We count humanists and other nontheists as the core of our movement but are always willing to work with friends and allies on issues of common concern. The positions we hold and the actions we take are not simply for our own benefit, but for the betterment of all of society and the world in which we live.

The Organization:

Frequently Asked Questions - Questions about our organization and about humanism answered
Contact Us / Staff List - A list of our employees and how to contact us
Board of Directors - Portraits and biographies of our member-elected Board
Board Meetings - Minutes from the most recent AHA Board of Directors meetings
Board of Advisors - Biographies of our Advisory Board
Humanist of the Year List
- Awardees from 1953 to the present
Past AHA Presidents - A list of AHA presidents through the years
NEW: 2014 Annual Report (PDF)
2013 IRS Form 990 (PDF)
2013 Audited Financial Statements (PDF)
Conflict of Interest and Whistleblower Policy  
Executive Compensation Policy
Records Retention and Document Destruction Policy

What We Do:

Local Chapters - Get involved with a group in your area
Publications - Browse our various magazines, journals and newsletters
Media Outreach - Check out the various ways we spread out message to the public
Annual Conference - Get information on our upcoming conference
Legal Center - See humanism fighting for your rights with the Appignani Humanist Legal Center
Education Center - Discover advances in humanist education at the Kochhar Humanist Education Center
Humanist Society - Applying a living humanism to your day-to-day life
Feminist Caucus - Speak up and be heard on issues important to feminists and humanists

Opportunities to Get Involved:

Join - Become a member of the American Humanist Association
Donate
- Support our efforts with a financial donation
Action Center - Learn how to be an activist in your community
Internship Opportunities - Work with the AHA in our DC offices
Planned Giving - Ensure the advancement of humanism's life-affirming message to countless future generations
Humanist Charities - Provide aid to those in need through a uniquely humanist channel





American Humanist Association

We're happy to welcome a new chapter, Montgomery Humanists, to the American Huma...

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

This week on the Humanist Hour Podcast, Bo Bennett and Kim Ellington speak with...

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

As we have seen by the recent murders of three nonreligious bloggers—Ananta Bijo...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

Jennifer Bardi, editor-in-chief of the Humanist magazine, recaps the AHA's 74th...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

Prospective Student Webinar this Thursday! Considering the next class of The Hum...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

Help the Louisville Atheists and Freethinkers represent humanists at this year's...

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

Humanist Pioneer Awardee Isaiah Smith, stands up for separation of church and st...

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

A South Carolina court has ruled that prayer in public school graduations doesn'...

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

Right-wing media loves terrorism stories, so how did they all manage to miss thi...

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

Omaha Metro Area Humanist Association, a chapter of AHA, is participating in Oma...

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

This week on the Humanist, Becky Garrison sits down with Quiet Company's Taylor...

7 days ago

American Humanist Association

Don't miss the Humanist "Ask Me Anything" session with Kristin Wintermute, Execu...

7 days ago

American Humanist Association

We love to see our fellow free-thinkers doing what they can to help out humanity...

7 days ago

American Humanist Association

With the number of Christians declining and the unaffiliated rising in the US, w...

7 days ago

American Humanist Association

Ethical Dilemma: How much would you change for your significant other's beliefs?

9 days ago

American Humanist Association

Happy Friday Everyone!

10 days ago

American Humanist Association

We're happy to welcome a new chapter, Palm Beach Humanists, to the American Huma...

10 days ago

American Humanist Association

Bob Diven, AHA celebrant in New Mexico, recently participated in a debate about...

10 days ago

American Humanist Association

Washington DC does something right, and we aren't talking about the feds!

11 days ago

American Humanist Association

On May 13, the AHA joined other members of the National Coalition for Public Edu...

11 days ago

American Humanist Association

Ethical Dilemma: What to do about a rude house guest. Tell us your experience w...

11 days ago

American Humanist Association

Don't miss the Humanist Institute's upcoming "Ask Me Anything" session with Kris...

12 days ago

American Humanist Association

On this week's episode of the Humanist Hour Podcast, Bo Bennett interviews singe...

12 days ago

American Humanist Association

A very happy 127th birthday to Inge Lehmann, the Danish seismologist and geophys...

12 days ago

American Humanist Association

Do community events like "Draw Mohammad" contests promote freedom of speech or j...

12 days ago