Atheists United is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to maintain a positive atheist community that fosters a supportive environment for its members and a welcoming attitude toward its guests.
This community works to improve the status of atheists in the larger society and of atheism in the public discourse by:
-Promoting separation of government and religion.
-Educating the public about our philosophy and practices.
-Serving the public good in ways that are exemplary of our values.
Established in 1982, AU is one of the largest freethought organizations in the nation and the largest in the Southern California area. As an affiliate of Atheists Alliance International and the Los Angeles Freethought Federation, AU is committed to consolidating the collective efforts of its members to affect change on a local, national and international level to advance the cause of an atheist community, secular government and religious tolerance.