American Ethical Union
The American Ethical Union, a religious organization, is a federation of Ethical Societies, which promotes the growth of the Ethical Culture movement by supporting existing Ethical Societies and fostering new ones. We recognize the unique worth of each individual, we act to elicit the best in others and in ourselves; our faith is in the human capacity to create a better world. The American Ethical Union is a religious, educational, cultural and social justice organization.
American Humanist Association
For more than half a century, the American Humanist Association has stood as the singular voice of humanism in the United States.
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.
Bordered on one side by the transcendental views of traditional religions and mythologies and on the other by atheism and secularism, the values we hold 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.
Atheist Alliance International (AAI)
Atheist Alliance International (AAI) is an umbrella organization of groups and individuals in the United States and around the world committed to promoting and defending reason and the atheist worldview.
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.
The Council is North America's leading organization for non-religious people. A not-for-profit educational corporation, the Council supports a wide range of activities to meet the needs of people who find meaning and value in life without looking to a religion. Its activities range from magazine publishing and campaigning on ethical issues to holding conferences and supporting a network of autonomous local groups.
Secular humanists reject supernatural and authoritarian beliefs. They affirm that we must take responsibility for our own lives and the communities and world in which we live. Secular humanism emphasizes reason and scientific inquiry, individual freedom and responsibility, human values and compassion, and the need for tolerance and cooperation.
Freedom From Religion
The history of Western civilization shows us that most social and moral progress has been brought about by persons free from religion. In modern times the first to speak out for prison reform, for humane treatment of the mentally ill, for abolition of capital punishment, for women's right to vote, for death with dignity for the terminally ill, and for the right to choose contraception, sterilization and abortion have been freethinkers, just as they were the first to call for an end to slavery. 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.
Humanist Association of Canada
Humanist Canada (also known as the Humanist Association of Canada, or HAC) is a national not-for-profit charitable organization that promotes and supports educational initiatives to advance critical thinking and humanist culture, social and outreach opportunities for non-believers, and advocacy for equality and fairness for all Canadians. Founded in 1968 as a small lobby group, the organization now includes affiliates across Canada and is 100% Canadian-owned and managed. Humanist Canada is a member organization of the International Humanist and Ethical Union. The official symbol of the organization is a unique version of the Happy Human; a pale grey Happy Human against a red sugar maple leaf.
Formerly The Friends of Religious Humanism, an affiliate organization of the Unitarian Universalist Association, the HUUmanists was founded by Edwin H. Wilson, Lester Mondale, and others in 1962 as the "Fellowship of Religious Humanists" to advance humanism within the Unitarian-Universalist denomination and to promote religious humanism in general.
Our stated purpose is:
"To enhance, promote, practice and enjoy humanism in liberal religion, and to provide a continental organization for those who consider themselves humanists within the UUA. To this end, HUUmanists shall defend and protect freedom of thought in Unitarian Universalism, arrange programs, forums and lectures, encourage humanist writing to give voice to humanistic values, encourage the establishment of local humanist groups, maintain a humanist presence on the internet, and hold discuss groups, seminars, workshops, and conferences..."
What we offer is a chance for you to join in our search for the meaningful life without dogma and using the best tools of both mind and heart, both reason compassion.
International Federation for Secular & Humanistic Judaism
Humanistic and Secular Jews understand Judaism as the human-centered history, culture, civilization, ethical values, and shared experience of the Jewish people. For us, the message of Jewish history is that we have the power and the responsibility to take control of our own lives.
Today, more than ever, Humanistic Jews need a collective voice. This voice is expressed worldwide by The International Federation for Secular & Humanistic Judaism, which links national organizations in Israel, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Australia, Belgium, France, Italy, Seden and the countries of the former Society Union.
The goals of the Federation and our constituent organizations are to reach out to secular and humanistic Jews and offer communities where we can affirm our Judaism, celebrate our Jewish identity, educate our children about their rich and vibrant heritage, and fully participate in Jewish Life.
International Humanist and Ethical Union
Founded in Amsterdam in 1952, International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) is the sole world umbrella organization embracing Humanist, atheist, rationalist, secularist, skeptic, laique, ethical cultural, freethought and similar organization world-wide.
Our vision is a Humanist world; a world in which human rights are respected and everyone is able to live a life of dignity. The mission of IHEU is to build and represent the global Humanist movement that defends human rights and promotes Humanist values world-wide. IHEU sponsors the triennial World Humanist Congress.
Based in London, IHEU is an international NGO with Special Consultative Status with the UN (New York, Geneva, Vienna), General Consultative Status at UNICEF (New York) and the Council of Europe (Strasbourg), and maintains operational relations with UNESCO (Paris). IHEU has observer status at the African Commission on Human and People's Rights.
Society for Humanistic Judaism
Humanistic Judaism embraces a human-centered philosophy that combines the celebration of Jewish culture and identity with an adherence to humanistic values and ideas.
Humanistic Judaism offers a nontheistic alternative in contemporary Jewish life. It was established by Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine in 1962 in Detriot, Michigan, to provide a home for humanistic, secular, and cultural Jews. Today, Humanistic Judaism is part of a worldwide movement.