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is a 501(c)4 advocacy organization whose purpose is to amplify the diverse and growing voice of the nontheistic community in the United States. Our member organizations are established 501(c)3 nonprofits who serve atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers and other nontheistic Americans. Their purpose in founding the coalition was to formalize a cooperative structure for visible, unified activism to improve the civic situation of citizens with a naturalistic worldview. Learn more about us at secular.org.

An Atheist Reaction to the Chapel Hill Tragedy

I was horrified when I heard of the tragic murders on February 10 of three Muslim college students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. My sorrow was compounded when I learned that Deah Barakat, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, and her sister Razan Abu-Salha were …

February 12, 1809 must have seemed like an ordinary day to those alive at the time, but we now know it was the day that two giants of humanity were born: Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin. Lincoln ended slavery in the United States in the nineteenth c…

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The Secular Coalition for America is shocked and deeply saddened by the tragic murder of Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammad, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on Tuesday night. The Secular Coalition extends its sincerest condolences…

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Washington, DC – On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced S.Res. 66 to formally recognize February 12 as Darwin Day. The resolution is a companion bill to H.Res. 67, introduced earlier this week in the House …

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Washington, DC – On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced S.Res. 66 to formally recognize February 12 as Darwin Day. The resolution is a companion bill to H.Res. 67, introduced earlier this week in the House …

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There’s a national conversation on vaccinations happening and it’s time to stop skirting the issue: Disproven pseudoscientific claims and religious belief are chipping away at the benefits science has provided for humanity via vaccines.

On Monday, P…

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Washington, DC – The Secular Coalition for America today applauded Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) for introducing U.S. House Resolution 67, which would formally recognize February 12 as Darwin Day. The Secular Coalition for America has been a leading supporter …

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A few months ago, Patton Dodd highly recommended two books for Christians who are experiencing acute and painful doubt. Though I’m an atheist who experiences no such painful doubts, I do experience painless curiosity about books meant t…

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Find below our modern English “translation” of Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, passed on January 16, 1786. The statute led to the formation of the establishment clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution, whi…

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Many people tell me they wouldn’t mind if I were an agnostic, but that I shouldn’t be so arrogant as to be an atheist.
I used to call myself an agnostic because I could not logically prove whether a god exists, so I took the agnostic positi…

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