• New Secular Nation Available Now!!!

    Our newest edition of Secular Nation is now available! Become a member of Atheist Alliance of America and get all our magazines free! Print and/or Ezine magazines are available with membership.

    In this magazine, learn how atheists are making headway to hack the 4th largest religion: Buddhism!!!

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  • Mark W. Gura Interviewed by United Coalition of Reason

    Atheist Alliance of America is pleased to announce that our Acting President, Mark W. Gura was recently interviewed by the United Coalition of Reason in Washington D.C.. Click here to read the exclusive interview on Secular Buddhism, (http://unitedcor.org/interview-mindfulness-meditation-and-secular-buddhism/) atheist activism and the increasing role that Atheist Alliance of America is playing in the secular movement. Check out our Spring 2016 edition of Secular Nation focusing on Mindfulness Meditation and Secular Buddhism…coming out soon!!!

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  • National and Local Collaborators

    We here at Atheist Alliance of America collaborate with many other national and local groups and would like to take this time to thank them for their help and support. The leadership of all atheist groups take the step to help other groups without any fear of competition. We fight this fight together:

    National Collaborators

    American Atheists

    American Humanist Association

    Americans United

    Association of Mindfulness Meditation and Secular Buddhism

    Atheist Alliance International

    Black Non-Believers

    Camp Quest

    Ex-Muslim Council of North America

    Freedom Beyond Belief

    Freedom from Religion Foundation

    Mythicist Milwaukee

    Military Atheists and Freethinkers

    The Richard Dawkins Foundation of Science and Reason

    Secular Coalition of America

    Secular Student Alliance

    United Coalition of Reason

    Local Affiliates

    CALIFORNIA
    Atheists and Other Freethinkers (AOF)
    Sacramento
    916-737-5157
    ckprofessional@aol.com
    www.aofonline.org

    Humanist Society of Santa Barbara
    805-967-0883
    info@santabarbarahumanists.org
    www.santabarbarahumanists.org

    COLORADO
    Boulder Heretics
    303-444-3363
    danculberson@juno.com
    forums@delphiforums.com/heretics

    Freethinkers of Colorado Springs
    719-535-0320
    719-597-6531
    ftcs204@freethinkerscs.com
    www.freethinkerscs.com

    GEORGIA
    Atlanta Freethought Society (AFS)
    Smyrna
    678-364-8703
    afs@atlantafreethought.org
    www.atlantafreethought.org

    Association of Mindfulness Meditation and Secular Buddhism
    Duluth, GA
    Mark W. Gura
    mark@ammsb.org
    www.ammsb.org

    Black Nonbelievers
    https://blacknonbelievers.wordpress.com
    Southern Crecent Freethinkers
    http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Crescent-Freethinkers/

    IOWA
    Iowa Atheists and Freethinkers (IAF)
    Des Moines
    515-965-2824
    rjhenderr52@hotmail.com

    MARYLAND
    Baltimore Secular Humanists (BSH)
    www.wash.org
    Frederick Secular Humanists (FRESH)
    www.wash.org

    MICHIGAN
    Freethinking Women of Michigan
    http://www.meetup.com/Freethinking-Women-of-Michigan
    https://www.facebook.com/FreethinkingWomenMichigan/#

    MINNESOTA
    Atheists for Human Rights (AFHR)
    Minneapolis
    612-529-1200
    mac@mtn.org
    www.atheistsforhumanrights.org

    NEW JERSEY
    South Jersey Humanists
    michael.cluff@gmail.com
    www.southjerseyhumanists.com

    NEW MEXICO
    Atheists and Freethinkers of New Mexico
    Albuquerque
    505-243-5069
    www.atheists.meetup.com/75
    Roswatheists
    http://www.meetup.com/Roswatheists/

    NORTH CAROLINA
    Charlotte Atheists & Agnostics
    704-377-9385
    dan@freecloud.com
    www.charlotteatheists.com

    OHIO
    Cincinnati Atheists Meetup Group
    http://www.meetup.com/cincinnatiatheists/

    OKLAHOMA
    Oklahoma Atheists
    Oklahoma City
    405-524-0891
    president@oklahomaatheists.com

    PENNSYLVANIA
    Pennsylvania Nonbelievers (PAN)
    York
    717-266-1357
    panonbelievers@aol.com
    www.panonbelievers.org

    SOUTH CAROLINA
    Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry (SHL)
    Charleston
    843-577-0637
    president@lowcountryhumanists.org
    www.lowcountryhumanists.org
    Florence Atheists and Secular Humanists
    https://www.facebook.com/Scflashorg/

    TENNESSEE
    Rationalists of East Tennessee
    Knoxville
    865-539-3006
    info@ or president@rationalists.org
    www.Rationalists.org

    TEXAS
    Metroplex Atheists
    Arlington
    817-382-5948
    director@metroplexatheists.org
    www.metroplexatheists.org

    VIRGINIA
    Fredericksburg Secular Humanists (FSH)
    www.wash.org
    Northern Virginia Chapter of WASH (NVC)
    www.wash.org
    Richmond Area Free Thinkers (RAFT)
    www.wash.org

    WASHINGTON, D.C.
    District of Columbia Atheists Inc. (DCA)
    202-657-4338
    www.dcatheists.org

    Washington Area Secular Humanists (WASH)
    202-298-0921
    wrcreasy@aol.com
    www.wash.org

    WISCONSIN
    Atheists & Agnostics of Wisconsin (AAW)
    Madison
    608-233-5640
    aaw@atheistalliance.org
    www.atheistalliance.org/aaw

    Southeast Wisconsin Freethinkers (SWIFT)
    Mequon
    414-350-5393
    www.swiftnow.org
    humanist@ameritech.net
    Mythicist Miwaukee
    www.mythicistmilwaukee.com

    WASHINGTON
    Seattle Atheists
    206-659-5657
    seattleatheists@seattleatheists.org
    www.seattleatheists.org

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  • Meet Some of Our Officers!


    Vice President, Mark W. Gura

    Mark W. Gura  is the Vice President of the Atheist Alliance of America and co-presenter of the Richard Dawkins Award, which was recently given to Dr. Lawrence Krauss at “Reason Rally 2016” in Washington, DC. Mark is also the media spokesperson for the United Coalition of Reason in Atlanta, the host of the “Blind Faith Vaccine” TV show, and the author of the book, Atheist Meditation Atheist Spirituality. Throughout his life, Gura has lived in and explored nearly 80 countries. He has more than 20 years’ experience in practicing mindfulness meditation/Vipassana. He is also the Executive Director of the nonprofit Association of Mindfulness Meditation and Secular Buddhism

     


    Secretary, Dustin Kemper

    Dustin is obsessed with the ocean and spends most of his free time on the beach. Dustin joined AAA a few years ago and has been a big asset and support to our group and Board. Dustin currently lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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  • Dr. Lawrence Krauss: Winner of the 2016 Richard Dawkins Award

    Atheist Alliance of America and the Richard Dawkins Foundation of Science and Reason are pleased to announce Dr. Lawrence Krauss as the 2016 recipient of the Richard Dawkins Award.

    Lawrence Krauss

    Dr. Krauss was born in New York City, N.Y. but grew up in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He received his undergraduate degrees in mathematics and physics with full class honors at Calelton University in Ottawa, Canada. He was awarded his PhD in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    “Dr. Krauss is not only a great theoretical physicist but he is also a passionate advocate of atheism and reason known throughout the world. Because of his remarkable ability to make a very complicated subject not so daunting, he engages many audiences easily and makes them want to learn more about the subject of physics and the laws surrounding the formation of our universe,” says Melissa Pugh, President of Atheist Alliance of America. She also says Krauss “is a light of reason in a world darkened by the excess of religion.”

    The Richard Dawkins Award will be given this year by Mark W. Gura and Melissa Pugh to honor an outstanding atheist whose contributions raise public awareness of the nontheist life stance; who, through writings, media, the arts, film, and/or the stage, advocates increased scientific knowledge; who, through work or by example, teaches acceptance of the nontheist philosophy; and whose public postures mirrors the uncompromising nontheist life stance of Dr. Richard Dawkins. Previous recipients are James Randi, Ann Druyan, Penn and Teller, Julia Sweeney,  Daniel Dennett, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Bill Maher, Susan Jacoby, Christopher Hitchens, Eugenie Scott, Steven Pinker, Rebecca Goldstein and Jerry Coyne.

    More details on the Reason Rally are available at http://reasonrally.org .

    Click on the names below to read more about past Richard Dawkins Award Recipients:
    2003: James Randi
    2003: James Randi
    2004: Ann Druyan
    2005: Penn & Teller
    2006: Julia Sweeney
    2007: Daniel Dennett
    2008: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    2009: Bill Maher[3]
    2010: Susan Jacoby[4]
    2011: Christopher Hitchens[5]
    2012: Eugenie Scott[6]
    2013: Steven Pinker[7]
    2014: Rebecca Goldstein[8]
    2015: Jerry Coyne
    2016: Lawrence Krauss

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    Melissa Pugh and Mark W. Gura Present the Richard Dawkins Award to Dr. Lawrence Krauss. Reason Rally 2016.

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  • Atheist Alliance of America to sponsor Mythinformation Conference III

    MYTHINFORMATION CONFERENCE III

    IS FAITH ROOTED IN FICTION?

    2016 CONFERENCE 10/21/16 |  TURNER HALL  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1-9 PM

    The Mythinformation Conference brings a day full of education to the secular community – with speakers from all across the freethought spectrum. Mythicist Milwaukee focuses on educating the freethought/skeptic/atheist community about the mythological origins of religion, and our conference does that and more. This year’s conference features one of the secular world’s most anticipated debates between Dr. Robert Price and Bart D. Ehrman arguing the existence of a historical Jesus Christ.

    OUR SPEAKERS

    Robert+Price
    Dr. Robert Price is a former Baptist minister who holds PhD's in systematic theology and the New Testament. Dr. Price is professor of Biblical Criticism at the Center for Inquiry Institute and will assert the Jesus Myth Theory which holds there are flaws with the evidence for an historical Jesus and will make the case that he is no more than a mythological figure.
                 Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has taught since 1988. Professor Ehrman has published extensively in the fields of New Testament and Early Christianity, and will support the stance that there is strong evidence for the existence for a historical Jesus.              
    Dr. Bart D. Ehrman is the James A.Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has taught since 1988. Professor Ehrman has published extensively in the fields of New Testament and Early Christianity, and will support the stance that there is strong evidence for the existence for a historical Jesus.
       Allie+JacksonComforting Hatred: How to Approach Hateful Thoughts Towards Atheism
    
    Allie Jackson is the CEO of Atheist Republic, a non-profit organization that provides news,blogs,book publications and more.They have over one million followers and fans worldwide. Jackson focuses her personal time on providing emotional support to atheists in religious countries and helping them find resources for asylum. Through her work, blogs and YouTube show, Devils in God's Country, she fights the negative misconception about atheism in general.
    
    Jackson will be speaking about how to approach hateful thoughts and acts towards atheism/atheists and provide comfort.
    
    
    
    
    

     

     Thomas Smith "The Good Book Isn't. Believe Me, I Actually Read It"  Thomas Smith, a multi-podcaster and alleged comedian, read the entire bible, adding quips and commentary for his creatively named podcast “Thomas and the Bible.” The show started in 2010 and was recently completed. Thomas also hosts “Atheistically Speaking,” which tackles tough areas of disagreement within the atheist community. Thomas will be speaking about some of his favorite biblical absurdities and why they shouldn’t be ignored.
    
    
    Thomas Smith-The Good Book Isn't. Believe me, I've Read It
    
    Thomas Smith, a multi-podcaster and alleged comedian, read the entire bible, adding quips and commentary for his creatively named podcast “Thomas and the Bible.” The show started in 2010 and was recently completed. Thomas also hosts “Atheistically Speaking,” which tackles tough areas of disagreement within the atheist community.
    
    Thomas will be speaking about some of his favorite biblical absurdities and why they shouldn’t be ignored.
    
    
     Rob Moore Of Mice and Mythicism: A movement and its golden child.   Rob Moore is host of the “Mythicist Milwaukee Show” podcast, and has interviewed dozens of the top personalities from the secular world. President of the Kenosha Racine Atheists and Freethinkers, Moore is an activist, blogger and poet who has strengthened the presence of Southeast Wisconsin's secular community through his efforts.   Moore will be exploring the topic of mythicism, the Christ Myth Theory and its impact on the larger secular movement. Is it a temporary trend, or a timeless tool? Rob Moore-Of Mice and Mythicism: A Movement and It's Golden Child
    
    Rob Moore is host of the“Mythicist Milwaukee Show”podcast, and has interviewed dozens of the top personalities from the secular world. President of the Kenosha Racine Atheists and Freethinkers, Moore is an activist, blogger and poet who has strengthened the presence of Southeast Wisconsin's secular community through his efforts.  
    
    Moore will be exploring the topic of mythicism, the Christ Myth Theory and its impact on the larger secular movement. Is it a temporary trend, or a timeless tool?
    Dan+Barker
    
    Dan Barker: GOD: The Most Unpleasant Character in All of Fiction
    
    Dan Barker is the current co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. He is the co-host of Freethought Radio, a national weekly talk show. He is a contributing editor of Freethought Today and is involved with the Foundation’s state/church lawsuits. He regularly travels the country and the world giving lectures, performing concerts and participating in debates with theists, often at college and university campuses.
    
    Barker will be speaking about his new book, "God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction."

    SCHEDULE

    1 pm: “Of Mice and Mythicism” with Rob Moore
    1:30 pm: “The Good Book Isn’t. Believe Me, I Actually Read It” with Thomas Smith
    2:15 pm: “Comforting Hatred” with Allie Jackson
    3:30 pm: “God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction” with Dan Barker
    [4:30]-6 pm: Break (on your own)
    6-9 pm: Buzzed Belief Debate with Dr. Robert Price and Bart D. Ehrman*
    10 pm: VIP afterparty, location TBD

    *For more information on the Price-Ehrman Debate, visit our debate series page.

    TICKETS

    Live Stream Broadcast:
    $9.99

    Early-bird ticket offer: Ends June 30, 2016
    $30 General Admission Conference & Debate
    $105 VIP Conference & Debate (includes afterparty)

    Tickets purchased July 1-Oct. 20, 2016
    $60 General Admission Conference & Debate
    $160 VIP Conference & Debate (includes afterparty)

    Tickets available at the door
    $65 General Admission Conference & Debate
    $165 VIP Conference & Debate (includes afterparty)

    $300 Sponsorship Table

    Thank you to our sponsors

    SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    To become a sponsor of this 2016 conference, contact us at Info@AtheistAllianceOfAmerica.org

    CODE OF CONDUCT

    Mythicist Milwaukee takes the respectful treatment of our speakers and attendees seriously. Our code of conduct and harassment policy is located here.

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  • Episode 6: Grassroots Organizing and Nazi Punching

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    Episode 6: Grassroots Organizing and Nazi Punching
    This week, Justin and Jeremy delve into a new grassroots political movement called Indivisible Guide (www.indivisibleguide.com) and discuss the ethics of white supremacist Richard Spencer being punched.

    Check out Atheist Alliance of America on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AtheistAllianceofAmerica/

    Visit their website:
    http://www.atheistallianceamerica.org

    Send Justin an email: thedailyclark@gmail.com

    Send Jeremy an email: secularjak@gmail.com

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  • Episode 5: Some Local Issues

    This week, Justin and Jeremy discuss some local challenges to church/state separation and civil liberties in New Jersey, Kentucky, Washington state, and their home state of Indiana.

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    Visit their website:
    http://www.atheistallianceamerica.org

    Send Justin an email: thedailyclark@gmail.com

    Send Jeremy an email: jeremykasey@gmail.com

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  • Episode 4: International Religious Freedom & New Administration Fun

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    This week, Justin and Jeremy return to talk about new protections for ​non-theists under the International Religious Freedom Act, Trump’s selection of vaccination skeptic Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to lead a vaccine safety commission, Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions’s views on atheists, and the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

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    Send Jeremy an email.
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