The American Humanist Association has stood as the voice of humanism in the United States for over 70 years.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions – Questions about our organization and about humanism answered
Staff List – Learn more about the AHA staff
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
Our History – An organizational history of the AHA as well as a link to resources at The Humanist Special Collection at Meadville Lombard
Humanist of the Year List – Awardees from 1953 to the present
Past AHA Presidents – A list of AHA presidents through the years
Strategic Plan 2016 (PDF) – A bold vision for the AHA
2017 Annual Report (PDF)
2016 IRS Form 990 (PDF)
2017 Audited Financial Statements (PDF)
Conflict of Interest and Whistleblower Policy
Executive Compensation Policy
Records Retention and Document Destruction Policy
Opportunities to Get Involved:
Join – Become a member of the American Humanist Association
Donate – Support our efforts with a financial donation
Job & Internship Opportunities – Work with the AHA in our DC offices
Local Groups – Connect with one of our 200+ local groups across the country or start your own
Planned Giving – Ensure the advancement of humanism’s life-affirming message to countless future generations