Thursday, July 19, 2012

Top Ten Atheist Organizations

By: Matthew Chatterton

When searching for a community of like-minded individuals, one may not know where to begin. I hope this list makes it easier. :)

The RRS is an activist organization that confronts irrational claims made by theists, conspiracy theorists, and believers in the paranormal.

Atheists Helping the Homeless was founded in September, 2009. In case it wasn't obvious, this organization helps the homeless with holding meals hostage while they preach and pray.

S.O.S, an alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous, is a sobriety program which teaches people that they have the power to control their own lives and fight alcohol addiction.

The AHA, through civil activism, strives for a progressive society free from religious rule by promoting the humanist worldview.

MAAF is a community support network for secular members of the US armed forces. I like the organization but wonder why it can't be international. We need more programs like this.

The mission of the Freedom From Religion Foundation is pretty self-explanatory. Its mission is to promote the separation of church and state and educate the public on what atheism and agnosticism are and mean.

The SSA organizes students and encourages the pursuit of a future in which secularists are respected in public discourse.

The RDF's mission statement is so eloquent that I'll just give you their own words.

"The mission of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science is to support scientific education, critical thinking and evidence-based understanding of the natural world in the quest to overcome religious fundamentalism, superstition, intolerance and suffering."

The Clergy Project provide a support community for non-believing pastors, priests, reverends, and other religious leaders. Life as an atheist preacher can be monotonous. The Clergy Project provides much needed relief and gives real advice.

American Atheists, the marines of the freethought movement, or  was founded in 1963 by Madalyn Murray O'Hair. They have filed many lawsuits for breaches of the separation of church and state. They also provide speakers for colleges, clubs, and the news media.


There isn't a lack of resources for the atheist community. One must simply look. If you would like to share a resource, please leave a comment.

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UK non-theist organisations

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