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Below are all active major atheist and secular organisations in the world listed based on the most current Wikipedia info and the www.seculardirectory.org. If your organisation is not listed here please make sure to add it to Wikipedia and notify us.


International

  • Atheist Alliance International (AAI) is a global federation of atheist and freethought groups and individuals, committed to educating its members and the public about atheism, secularism and related issues.

  • Atheist Alliance Middle East and North Africa

  • The Brights' Net is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to "building a constituency" and "constructively address[ing] the marginalized situation of persons who have a naturalistic worldview."

  • European Humanist Federation is a union of "numerous humanist organisations from most European countries" whose purpose is to promote humanism and secularism in Europe.

  • Global Secular Humanist Movement is a social movement that aims to promote public understanding and acknowledgment of the secular humanistic worldview, including economical freedom, equal individual rights and acceptance for people who hold it.

  • International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) is "the sole world umbrella organisation embracing Humanist, atheist, rationalist, secularist, skeptic, laique, ethical cultural, freethought and similar organisations world-wide." IHEU is a union of over 100 Humanist or secularist organizations in more than 40 countries. It is an international NGO (Non-governmental organization) with special consultative status with the United Nations.

  • International Humanist and Ethical Youth Organisation (IHEYO), IHEU's youth wing.

  • International League of Humanists International League of Humanists was established with intention and wishes to resolve numerous peace related issues. The goal and objectives of the ILH are to realize plans related to peace all over the world in its full meaning.

  • International League of non-religious and atheists

  • Rationalist International Rationalist International is a forum for rationalist ideas and positions of world-wide concern. It aims at representing the rationalist view where public opinion is formed and making the voice of reason heard and considered, where decisions are taken which will shape our future.

  • Sunday Assembly is a godless congregation that celebrates life. Their motto: live better, help often, wonder more. Their mission: to help everyone find and fulfill their full potential. Their vision: a godless congregation in every town, city and village that wants one.


AFGHANISTAN


ARGENTINA

  • ArgAtea The “Civil Association of Atheists in Argentina, ArgAtea” is an organization promoting freedom of thought, democratic values and tolerance, and the implementation of secular values in society.


Australia

  • The Atheist Foundation of Australia Inc began in South Australia in 1970 when the members of the Rationalist Association of SA decided that a name change would proclaim their basic philosophy, which began in Greece 2500 years ago.

  • Progressive Atheists goal is the transformation of our society through the unity of its peoples in active opposition to: Religion, Racism, Sexism, Homophobia, Economic Class Exploitation, Age discrimination and all other forms of oppression and discrimination.

  • Rationalist Society of Australia is the oldest freethought group in Australia, promoting reason since 1906.

  • The Secular Party of Australia is an Australian political party.




Brazil


Canada


COLOMBIA


CROATIA


CZECH REPUBLIC


DENMARK


EGYPT


Finland



GAMBIA


Germany


GREECE


Iceland


India

  • Indian Rationalist Association India’s largest rationalist organisation. Founded in 1949. The Indian Rationalist Association fights for scientific temper, secularism, freedom of thought and expression. It defends reason and science. It exposes superstition, blind belief, obscurantism, paranormal claims caste-based social divisions and guru-politics nexus. It strives for a post-religious society.

  • Bihar Buddhiwadi Samaj is a non-profit, educational membership-society for promoting rationalism, humanism, atheism and secularism.

  • Buddhiwadi Foundation A registered, non-profit, educational trust for promoting rationalism-humanism and for eradicating blind faith and superstition.

  • Atheist Center Atheist Centre is actively engaged in Secular Social Work activities for comprehensive rural development and rendering assistance to the people to develop an alternate way of life on secular and humanist lines.

  • Dakshina Kannada Rationalist Association

  • Federation of Indian Rationalist Associations The Federation of Indian Rationalist Associations (FIRA) is an umbrella body of more than 75 rationalist, atheist, skeptic, secularist and science organisations in India.

  • Hyderabad Rationalist Forum

  • Indian Skeptic The Indian Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal.

  • Kerala Yukthivadi Sangham


Indonesia

  • Indonesian Atheists was founded as an online facebook community group in Oct 2008, which by now has grown to more than 700 members. It is an affiliate of Atheist Alliance International and IHEU.


IRAN


Ireland

  • Atheist Ireland Atheist Ireland promotes atheism, reason, and an ethical, secular state. It also promotes the Teach, Dont Preach campaign for a secular Irish education system based on human rights law.

  • Ex-Muslims of Ireland

  • Humanist Association of Ireland (HAI) is a national organisation that promotes the ideals and values of Humanism, working for people who choose to live an ethical life without religion.

  • Humani The Humanist Association of Northern Ireland.

  • The Secular Society Ireland’s Youth-Led Secular Movement, respecting those of all faith and none.


ISRAEL


Italy


KENYA

  • Atheists in Kenya (AIK) was founded in 2013 by a few truly visionary Kenyans who saw the need for promoting the growth and interaction of atheists in Kenya. These Kenyans realized that secularism and humanism can offer an alternative to the religious worldview and that advocating for science and critical thinking as a way of understanding the world is imperative in Kenya.


LEBANON



MALTA



Netherlands


New Zealand


NIGERIA

  • Nigerian Humanist Movement was founded in 1996 to promote Humanism, defend secularism and provide a sense of community to all non-religious and freethinking Nigerians – atheists, skeptics, rationalists, agnostics and freethinkers.


Northern Ireland


Norway


PAKISTAN

  • Atheist & Agnostic Alliance Pakistan (AAAP) is a federation of atheist and freethought groups and individuals, committed to educating its members and the public about atheism, secularism and related issues. AAAP’s vision is a secular Pakistan where public policy, scientific inquiry and education are not influenced by religious beliefs, but based upon sound reasoning, rationality and evidence.AAAP’s mission is to challenge and confront religious faith, to strengthen atheism by promoting the growth and interaction of atheist/freethinkers in Pakistan.

  • Pakistani Atheists & Agnostics is an affiliate of Atheist Alliance International.


Philippines

  • Filipino Freethinkers  is the largest and most active organization for freethought in the Philippines.

  • HAPI Humanist Alliance Philippines, International is a not for profit community of progressive secular humanists from all over the world, united together with common goals for the greater good of humanity, working on an international basis but with primary focus on the Philippines as the beneficiary of its services. It promotes secular humanism as a radical philosophy that postulates that human beings are able to be ethical and principled even without the supernatural.

  • The Philippine Atheists and Agnostics Society is a trailblazer of critical thinking, free thought and scientific inquiry in the Philippines. With its monthly activities, the organization acts to make atheism and agnosticism known to Filipino society. They believe that every Filipino atheist and agnostic is a Promethean citizen, taking its social responsibility in line with secularism and public understanding of science.



RUSSIA


Scotland


SERBIA



SOUTH AFRICA

  • Association of South African Humanists  promotes the philosophical and ethical stance of Humanism which emphasizes the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively, and generally prefers critical thinking and evidence (rationalism, empiricism) over established doctrine or faith (fideism). It also promotes the separation of government and religion and focuses on discussions about how to bring about a change in attitude within society, from the leftovers of a theocracy to one based on critically-defined values.

  • Free Society Institute The FSI is a South African non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting free speech, free thought and scientific reasoning. They are advocates for the values of secular humanism.


SPAIN

  • Iniciativa Atea The main objective of Iniciativa Atea is to promote secularism and rational thought, through participation and collaboration of people with similar goals. Iniciativa Atea is an affiliate of Atheist Alliance International.


Sweden


TRINIDAD – TOBAGO


TURKEY

  • Atheism Society (Ateizm Dernegi) The center will provide legal support to local atheists who need the help. The intention of Ateizm Dernegi is not to open a debate about religion. Our aim is to advocate against religious prejudice, oppression and fundamentalism, and to promote the basic human and civil right to believe or not believe in a positive, educated and constructive manner. For now we focus our resources on uniting free-thinking individuals, as it is only together that our cries for freedom will be heard. We ask people to think, even those who are Muslim, (or have other religious beliefs) here in Turkey, “How you follow your religion is your choice at this time but stand next to us to advocate for freedom, your freedom could be taken away next. It may not be your problem today, but it could be your problem tomorrow and who will be left to stand next to you when the rest of us have been silenced?”


UGANDA

  • HALEA is a humanist organization whose mission is to promote a tolerant, responsible and open society in which the oppresssed and minorities are equally heard and their aspirations are respected in order to promote human transformation through the application of reason and science.


United Kingdom

  • Atheism UK is Britain’s only distinctively atheist organization.

  • British Humanist Association is the national charity working on behalf of non-religious people who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity.

  • Conway Hall Ethical Society, founded in 1793, identifies itself as "the oldest freethought community in the world." Conwall Hall

  • Ex-Muslim North Meetup Group

  • Ex-Muslims of Scotland

  • Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association Founded in 1979, GALHA is a democratic, membership organisation based in the UK with members worldwide, promoting Humanism and LGBT equality.

  • Humani

  • Humanist Society of Scotland was formed in 1989 in response to a rising demand for a nationwide Scottish organisation that was open to all.

  • Leicester Secular Society, founded in 1851, bills itself as the "oldest secular society in the world."

  • London Black Atheists, despite the name Black, is a group that welcomes all atheists. We want to free our minds and our communities from all religious pollution and corruption. Our mission is to encourage ethnic peoples of all stripes and particularly of the African Diaspora to come out as atheists to other atheists. We will not reveal your identity publicly. We provide a friendly, welcoming and supportive environment for people who want to declare themselves as atheists but are wary of receiving a hostile reaction from their family and friends, leaving them isolated with no one to turn to and nowhere to go.

  • The National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secularist Student Societies The AHS is an association of atheist, humanist and secular student societies facilitated and supported by the British Humanist Association (BHA).

  • National Secular Society campaigns for the separation of religion and state and promotes secularism as the best means to create a society in which people of all religions or none can live together fairly and cohesively. The NSS sees secularism – the position that the state should be separate from religion – as an essential element in promoting equality between all citizens.

  • North East Humanists

  • Rationalist Association a 125-year-old charity dedicated to reason, science & secularism.

  • Scottish Secular Society is “Scotland’s largest secular group.”

  • United Kingdom Armed Forces Humanist Association (UKAFHA) is a growing body of servicemen and women, their Families, Veterans and civilian members of the Ministry of Defence who seek to represent the interests of all those who subscribe to non-religious beliefs.


United States

  • The Secular Directory is the site that will tell you “where to go” if you are seeking to meet others of like mind and interests or want to find organizations that can give you a larger voice in our culture.

  • African Americans for Humanism supports skeptics, doubters, humanists, and atheists in the African American community, provides forums for communication and education, and facilitates coordinated action to achieve shared objectives.

  • American Atheists fights on the front lines of the battle for separation of religion and government, laboring for the civil liberties of atheists. Since 1963, American Atheists has challenged the intrusion of religion and religious tradition in schools, work, and public policy while educating millions about what it means to be an atheist.

  • American Ethical Union is a national federation of Ethical Culture/Ethical Humanist Societies. Founded in 1876, Ethical Societies are congregational, religious humanist fellowships that meet regularly to explore ethical issues and ideals and to foster ethical relationships between individuals and groups. Ethical Societies are actively engaged in social justice activities such as civil and human rights and protecting the secular nature of government.

  • American Humanist Association advocates for progressive values and equality for humanists, atheists, and freethinkers. Promoting the idea that you can be good without a god since 1941, and today headquartered in Washington, DC, the American Humanist Association litigates, lobbies, advertises, publishes, organizes and speaks out to promote the positive philosophy of humanism and further humanist causes.

  • American Secular Union

  • Americans United for Separation of Church and State is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to preserving church-state separation to ensure religious freedom for all Americans.

  • Association of Mindfulness Meditation and Secular Buddhism (AMMSB) is a nonprofit organization that promotes Secular Buddhism and secular meditation by advocating, introducing, and teaching the benefits of these practices to the diverse secular communities across the United States and around the world. The AMMSB makes no supernatural claims and advocates only those practices that are consistent with or corroborated by reason and the best science available. They believe that, when properly understood, secular Buddhism and meditation lead to responsible ethical practices based on compassion, charity and the pursuit of meaning and knowledge.

  • Atheist Alliance America is a national educational organization dedicated to developing and providing educational, advocacy, and community-building programs for the atheist community.

  • The Atheist Agenda

  • Atheist Community of Austin (TX)

  • Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, "The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty" represents multiple Baptist groups (but not the Southern Baptist Convention) in supporting religious liberty and the separation of church and state.

  • Black Atheists of America (BAAm) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bridging the gap between atheism and the black community. Because religion is so deeply ingrained in the black community, black atheists often find themselves as a dual minority in the overall atheist community. BAAm hopes that its efforts will build a stronger overall atheist community by encouraging black atheists to be open about their stance on religion.

  • Black Nonbelievers The mission of Black Nonbelievers is to provide secular fellowship, nurture and support nonbelievers in coming out, promote atheist pride, organize nonbelievers for charitable causes. They strive to connect with other Blacks (and their allies) who are living free of religion and irrational beliefs, and might otherwise be shunned by family and friends. Instead of accepting dogma, we seek to determine truth and morality through reason and evidence.

  • The Brights Those who register into this Internet constituency have worldviews free of the supernatural deities, forces, and entities in which so many others believe. They stand for “a level playing field” that provides the same foothold in society as citizens who believe in the supernatural. The time is here to garner visibility and work for full social acceptance and civic participation.

  • Camp Inquiry, a summer camp run by the Center for Inquiry.

  • Camp Quest, "The Secular Summer Camp", is a residential summer camp in the United States for the children of those who hold a naturalistic world view.

  • Center for Inquiry The mission of the Center for Inquiry is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. The Center for Inquiry has centers nationwide as well as overseas.

  • City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism

  • Council for Secular Humanism The mission of the Council for Secular Humanism is to advocate and defend a nonreligious lifestance rooted in science, naturalistic philosophy, and humanist ethics, and to serve and support adherents of that lifestance. Its activities range from magazine publishing and campaigning on ethical issues to holding conferences and supporting a network of autonomous local groups.

  • Deaf Freethinkers This group was developed to nurture within the deaf community a broad understanding and respect for reason, science and the world around us.

  • Ex-Muslims of North America EXMNA is the first organization of its kind to establish communities exclusive to ex-muslims in order to foster a sense of camaraderie and offer a space free of judgement for lack of religiosity. EXMNA has established local chapters in 18 cities across the United States and Canada, with hundreds of ex-muslims taking part in local meetups.

  • Fellowship of Humanity

  • First Humanist Society of New York

  • Former Muslims United is a program of the American Freedom Defense Initiative. It was formed in September 2009 by a group of leading American apostates from Islam – Nonie Darwish (Director), Mohammed Asghar, Amil Imani, Wafa Sultan and Ibn Warraq – to educate the American public and policymakers about the need for Muslims to repudiate the threat from authoritative Shariah to the religious freedom and safety of former Muslims.  Our national campaign for civil rights and physical safety for former Muslims was launched with the creation of a pledge for Muslim leaders to sign– “The Muslim Pledge for Religious Freedom and Safety from Harm for Former Muslims.”

  • Freedom From Religion Foundation The Foundation works as an umbrella for those who are free from religion and are committed to the cherished principle of separation of state and church. The Foundation publishes the newspaper Freethought Today, broadcasts Freethought Radio, conducts annual national conventions, places freethought billboards and bus signs, sponsors student essay competitions with cash awards, promotes freedom from religion with educational materials, and is active in litigation to defend the separation of church and state.

  • Freethought Society The goal of the Freethought Society is to raise awareness and acceptance of the non-theist community.

  • Hispanic American Freethinkers (HAFree) is a non-profit national educational charity organization which serves as resource and support to all Hispanic freethinkers in promoting the search for truth through science, rational thought, skepticism, humanism, logic, scientific criticism of all un-natural (i.e. supernatural, paranormal) claims and dogmas, rational evaluation of faith-based myths, the Constitutional principle of church/state separation, secular values, promotion of critical thinking in general as well as absolute freedom of conscience. HAFree seeks to be a voice for those who can’t speak for themselves by serving all those Hispanics who live in the U.S. providing them with the necessary tools to support Freethought.

  • UU Humanists The UU Humanists Association, strives to promote and extend the use of rational inquiry without supernatural considerations, followed by compassionate action in all human interactions. For over fifty years, UU Humanists Association and its precursor organizations have celebrated the Humanist Manifesto’s vision of a religion without gods through scholarship, teaching, promotion and advocacy – both within Unitarian Universalism and in the wider world.

  • The Humanist Institute

  • Institute for Humanist Studies

  • Internet Infidels is "a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to defending and promoting a naturalistic worldview on the Internet."

  • Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers

  • Muslimish Creating a safe, supportive, and open-minded environment for the exchange of thoughts and ideas among current and former Muslims, foster a pluralist society that respects the rights of all individuals to live according to their conscience, and strive to abolish blasphemy and apostasy laws across the globe.

  • North Texas Church of Freethought

  • Practice What You Preach Foundation is a "non-profit organization that builds bridges between faith communities and secular organizations in the Greater Los Angeles Area."

  • Rational Response Squad

  • The Reason Project  is a nonprofit foundation devoted to spreading scientific knowledge and secular values in society. The foundation draws on the talents of prominent and creative thinkers in a wide range of disciplines to encourage critical thinking and erode the influence of dogmatism, superstition, and bigotry in our world. Project Reason was founded by Sam Harris and Annaka Harris.

  • Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science 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.

  • Secular Coalition for America is a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to amplifying the diverse and growing voice of the nontheistic community in the United States. Our 19 voting coalition member organizations are established nonprofits who serve atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers and other nontheistic Americans. Our mission is to increase the visibility of and respect for 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.

  • Secular Student Alliance The Secular Student Alliance empowers secular students to proudly express their identity, build welcoming communities, promote secular values, and set a course for lifelong activism. We envision a future in which secular students lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, thrive as valued members of society, and provide visionary leadership committed to humanistic ideals and critical inquiry.

  • Secular Woman amplifies the voice, presence, and influence of non-religious women. Membership is open to all who support the mission.

  • Society for Humanistic Judaism Embracing a human-centered philosophy that combines the celebration of Jewish culture and identity with an adherence to humanistic values and ideas, the Society for Humanistic Judaism offers a nontheistic alternative within Judaism. The Society organizes and supports inclusive congregations and communities, creates celebrations for Shabbat, Jewish holidays and life cycles, publishes resources and educational materials, and offers adult and children’s programs in communities and on campuses.

  • Unitarian Universalist Infidels A home on the internet for positive atheists, humanists, agnostics, freethinkers, and others of like mind.