Budget Making the most of its opportunities, AAoA has assembled a powerhouse team of secular activists, authors, educators, journalists, producers, and artists including president Mark W. Gura, and board member Derek Colanduno. Atheist Alliance of America and the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science are pleased to announce David Silverman as the 2017 recipient of the Richard Dawkins Award. We envision ourselves as colleagues, not competitors, in a rich network of secular organizations that seek to increase wellbeing and help people make better decisions. Its host is Mark W. Gura. Dragon*Con usually draws more than 80,000 participants over Labor Day weekend and is held in Atlanta every year.▪ In 2017, Atheist Alliance of America launched its Atheist Alliance Helping the Homeless program. 1267 Willis Street, He received his undergraduate degrees in mathematics and physics with full class honors at Calelton University in Ottawa, Canada. We retained our initial ID number, and we started to focus our activities only in the United States. ▪ That year, AAoA also adopted a new logo designed by Mark W. Gura and narrowed its scope as an incubator for secular activists and community organizations. Richard Dawkins, a professor … The Richards Dawkins Award. We look forward to forging alliances as we equip members, affiliates, and the community with the tools needed to bring about human flourishing. In 2003 the Atheist Alliance of America started to present the Richard Dawkins Award. It’s estimated that DragonCon attracted more than 83,000 attendees this year. By 2001, the organization had a half-dozen affiliates outside the US, and so changed its name from Atheist Alliance, Inc. to “Atheist Alliance International “AAI.” In 2003, our organization started to present the Richard Dawkins Award, named after Richard Dawkins, an English evolutionary biologist. 3780 Old Norcross Rd. Atheist Alliance of America is a national 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, tax deductible educational organization started in 1992. Responsibility: We are responsible for humane interaction with other people, other animals and for the preservation of our habitable planet. Despite having many natural resources DRC is an undeveloped country with declining development due to persistent wars, poor technology, and rampant diseases such as malaria, polio, ebola and COVID-19… Science: Science is the best tool we have for seeking truth and understanding our world. Atheist Alliance International has funded and supported the creation of an AAI Internet Café in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). We are a democratically run organization and our officers are elected by our Board of Directors. We rely on what we can sense and measure in the natural world. Population(s) Served. This makes us one of the oldest atheist organizations in the United States. We make our conclusions based on the best evidence, and change our conclusions accordingly as new evidence becomes known. Here about 30 popular Point Vision, Secular America, tour dates sites such as richarddawkins.net (Richard Dawkins Foundation). Duluth, GA 30096, Legal Address: Sites Secular Coalition for America American Humanist Association Atheist Alliance International The Freethought Society Freedom From Religion Foundation Military Religious Freedom Foundation Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science Skeptic Iron … Atheist Alliance of America (5 F) D Margaret Downey (2 F) R Richard Dawkins Award (14 F) Media in category "Atheist Alliance International" The following 10 files are in this category, out of 10 total. ▪ In 2006, we held our first international conference in Reykjavik, Iceland. Atheist Alliance of America created the Richard Dawkins Award in 2003 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. Here is his speech, as played at the Convention. Atheist Alliance of America To develop and provide educational, advocacy, and community-building programs for atheists and atheist organizations located throughout the nation, as well as humanitarian programs for all people. Dr. Krauss was born in New York City, N.Y. but grew up in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Richard was unfortunately unable to attend the National Convention in Seattle, so he recorded a short speech in Rebecca’s honour. J. Anderson Thomson, Jr., MD (Andy), is a Trustee of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science and a staff psychiatrist for Counseling and … Our website went online in 1997. CLICK HERE IF YOU ARE AN INDIVIDUAL, CLICK HERE IF YOU REPRESENT AN ORGANIZATION, CLICK HERE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN A COMMITTEE, CLICK HERE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO START A COMMITTEE, key contributors, advisers, and Board of Directors here. ▪ In 2019, Atheist Alliance of America dissolved all ties to the new organization it formed in 2011 named Atheist Alliance International. Atheist Alliance of America and the Richard Dawkins Foundation of Science and Reason are pleased to announce Dr. Lawrence Krauss as the 2016 recipient of the Richard Dawkins Award. Compassion: Human compassion and empathy are crucial to improving the human condition. AAoA and the leadership of our group hereby pledge our time and resources to further our movement, normalize atheism and unify atheist organizations. Its board of advisers includes Herb Silverman, Ian Harris, Andy Thomson, Stephen Law, Candace Gorham, Buck Bowen, Micael Langer, Christopher DiCarlo, Angelos Sofocleous, Artur Perez-Cruz, Seweryn Wysokinski, Sara Al Iraqiya, and Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, PhD.. Secular Nation Blog is run by Scott Jacobsen and Secular Nation Magazine is run by director Angelos Sofocleous. Dr. … ▪ By 2001, the organization had a half-dozen affiliates outside the US, and so changed its name from Atheist Alliance, Inc. to “Atheist Alliance International “AAI.”. An atheist/skeptic/humanist podcast and blog combining current events, philosophical discussion, and satire as they relate to our audience. Atheist Alliance of America and the Richard Dawkins Foundation of Science and Reason are pleased to announce Dr. Lawrence Krauss as the 2016 recipient of the Richard Dawkins Award. For now, we have the text of Dawkins’ introduction (and a bit of video): AAoA’s vision is to transform society into one that values reason, rationality, honesty, clarity, and kindness. Ethics: We believe that ethics and morality evolve over time as we better understand our world and the consequences we cause in it. Mailing Address: Atheist Alliance of America Activists. We actively promote atheism, naturalism, and the separation of church and state. … The Richard Dawkins Award is given each 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 postures mirrors the uncompromising nontheist life stance of Dr. Richard Dawkins. Freedom: We hold that all people have the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; and that all people are entitled to freedom of conscience. ▪ In 2016, Mark W. Gura, Sr. board member Dustin Kemper, and others determined that Atheist Alliance of America could more effectively pursue its goals if decisions were made by its board of directors rather than its affiliates and AAoA sought and achieved autonomy from the decision-making Affiliate Council. Atheist News | 345 followers on LinkedIn. The Atheist Alliance of America National Convention 2014 held earlier this month in Seattle, Washington granted me the opportunity to interview, converse with, and listen to renowned speakers, comedians, and influencers in the atheist movement including the likes of David Fitzgerald, Dr. Steven Pinker, Dr. Rebecca Goldstein, Richard Haynes and Dr. Richard Carrier. Please join our mailing list and receive a free copy of Secular Nation magazine as well as our updates. Subsequently, Gura designed a new “committee model” platform for AAoA that allows AAoA incubate atheists and atheist organizations to cultivate their talents, passions, and goals in service of secular causes.