American Atheists “is dedicated to working for the civil rights of Atheists, promoting separation of state and church, and providing information about Atheism.” Publications: Atheist Viewpoint TV show, GodlessWiki, No God blog. Offers a scholarship for atheist students.
The American Humanist Association: “We strive to bring about a progressive society where being “good without god” is an accepted 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 religious belief or preference, and through a continued refinement and advancement of the humanist worldview.” Publications: The Humanist magazine, Rant & Reason blog, Humanist Network News podcast.
Americans United “is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to preserving the constitutional principle of church-state separation as the only way to ensure religious freedom for all Americans.” Publications: Church and State magazine, The Wall of Separation blog, videos.
Atheists for Human Rights: “We are committed to making atheism visible in the community as a rational, responsible voice for secular morality.”
The Center for Inquiry: “Fostering a secular society requires attention to many specific goals, but three goals in particular represent the focus of our activities: 1. an end to the influence that religion and pseudoscience have on public policy, 2. an end to the privileged position that religion and pseudoscience continue to enjoy in many societies, 3. an end to the stigma attached to being a nonbeliever, whether the nonbeliever describes her/himself as an atheist, agnostic, humanist, freethinker or skeptic.” Publications: Point of Inquiry podcast, videos on a variety of topics, multiple magazines.
The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry “promotes science and scientific inquiry, critical thinking, science education, and the use of reason in examining important issues. It encourages the critical investigation of controversial or extraordinary claims from a responsible, scientific point of view and disseminates factual information about the results of such inquiries to the scientific community, the media, and the public.” Publications: Skeptical Inquirer magazine.
“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.” Publications: Free Inquiry magazine.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation “is an educational group working for the separation of state and church. Its purposes, as stated in its bylaws, are to promote the constitutional principle of separation of state and church, and to educate the public on matters relating to nontheism.” Publications: Freethought Today newspaper, Freethought radio and podcast, Holds a yearly student essay competition.
The Godless Americans Political Action Committee “endorses candidates for public office who support the First Amendment separation of church and state; defend equal rights and protections for our nation’s godless Americans; inform our community of the voting records of their elected representatives on issues of concern; and support our goal of having ‘a place at the table’ in formulating public policy. In addition, GAMPAC will facilitate the training and development of those godless Americans seeking to bring their organizations talents to the field of electoral politics.” Publications: Enlighten the Vote blog.
The Secular Coalition for America “is the national lobby representing the interests of atheists, humanists, agnostics, freethinkers and other nontheistic Americans.”
The Secular Student Alliance works “to organize, unite, educate, and serve students and student communities that promote the ideals of scientific and critical inquiry, democracy, secularism, and human based ethics.” Publications: eMpirical eNews. Provides a variety of services for student groups. AAS is an affiliate of SSA.