The Godless Advance in Washington D.C.

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Media Alert: Godless Advance in D.C.

Contact: Amy Couch, 202-238-9088, 


(Washington DC, August 3 2017)—The American Humanist Association (AHA) has purchased and renovated the brownstone building at 1821 Jefferson Place NW to house their National Headquarters, the AHA Humanist Center.

Supporting the largest nontheist organization in the country, the AHA Humanist Center also accommodates the Appignani Humanist Legal Center, the AHA Social Justice Department, and the Center for Freethought Equality.

The AHA is taking on a bigger leadership role in the social justice movement and is strengthening the humanist presence and influence in Washington D.C. and across the United States,” says Roy Speckhardt, the Executive Director of the American Humanist Association. “Our timing couldn’t be better. President Trump and his Religious Right allies are a threat to humanist values. His plans to support religious school voucher programs, appoint conservative Supreme Court justices and erode the church-state wall by repealing the Johnson Amendment are disturbing.”

The AHA’s bright blue building stands as a symbol of political advocacy, social justice, and the growing impact of humanists and nontheists within the United States.


Founded in 1941 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the American Humanist Association (AHA) works to protect the rights of humanists, atheists, and other nontheistic Americans. The AHA advances the ethical and life-affirming philosophy of humanism, which—without beliefs in any gods or other supernatural forces—encourages individuals to live informed and meaningful lives that aspire to the greater good of humanity.

Special thanks to the Louis J. Appignani Foundation for their support of the Appignani Humanist Legal Center.

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