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Atheist Alliance International
Aai globe logo.jpg
Abbreviation AAI
Formation 1991
Type Non-profit Organization
Purpose/focus Atheism
Headquarters Washington, D.C.
Region served Worldwide
Membership 58 member organizations
Key people Stuart Bechman, (President)
Atheismsymbol endorsed by AAI

Generic atheist symbol, the result of a 2007 AAI contest, created by Diane Reed.[1]

Atheist Alliance International (AAI) is an alliance of 58 atheist organizations around the world, 46 of which are located in the United States.[2]

AAI was founded in 1991. Its stated goal is "to help democratic, atheistic societies become established and grow" and "to work in coalition with like-minded groups to advance rational thinking through educational processes."[3] Its unofficial aim is to unite atheists to give them a cohesive voice.

The organization sponsors an annual convention,[4] publishes Secular Nation magazine,[5] and manages The Freethought Directory.[6]

Annual convention

The first annual convention of the Atheist Alliance International took place in 1995 in Los Angeles. The subsequent conventions took place in:[7]

The 2009 convention will be held in Los Angeles.

Richard Dawkins Award

The group's Richard Dawkins Award is a prize awarded annually since 2003 to a person (or persons) during its annual conference.[8] The official award criteria state that:

The Richard Dawkins Award will be given every year to honor an outstanding atheist whose contributions raise public awareness of the nontheist life stance; who through writings, media, the arts, film, and/or the stage advocates increased scientific knowledge; who through work or by example teaches acceptance of the nontheist philosophy; and whose public posture mirrors the uncompromising nontheist life stance of Dr. Richard Dawkins.[9]

Past recipients

Presidents of Atheist Alliance International

Name Affiliation Term of Office
John B. (Jack) Massen Atheists of San Francisco Region Sep. 1992 - Apr. 1994
Marie Alena Castle & Christos Tzanetakos Minnesota Atheists & Atheists of Florida April 1994 - Apr. 1995
Lee Baker & Christos Tzanetakos Atheists United & Atheists of Florida April 1995 - Apr. 1996
Marie Alena Castle & Steve Petersen Minnesota Atheists Apr. 1996 - Apr. 1997
Marie Alena Castle Minnesota Atheists Apr. 1997 - Apr. 2001
Marie Alena Castle & Bobbie Kirkhart Minnesota Atheists & Atheists United Apr. 2001 - Apr. 2004
Bobbie Kirkhart Atheists United May 2004 - July 2006
Margaret Downey Freethought Society of Greater Philadelphia[10] Aug. 2006 - Sept. 2008
Stuart Bechman[11] Atheists United [12] Sept. 2008 - present

International member organizations


External links

da:Atheist Alliance International

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