We are an active community of atheists in the greater Los Angeles area.

Our core mission involves promoting separation of government & religion, educating the public about our philosophy & practices and serving the public good in ways that are exemplary of our values. We have monthly meetings on the 4th Sunday of each month that include a variety of activities such as informative lectures, seasonal celebrations, secular movie screenings and more.


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Atheists United LA Hires First Executive Director

Evan Clark (Tues., Jan. 8, 2019) Los Angeles. — Atheists United (AU), the oldest atheist organization in Southern California, has hired a full-time executive director. Established in 1982 to provide a values-based community for secular people, Atheists United has become one of the most recognized atheist groups in the nation, promptin


Venue set for upcoming General Meetings 

Look for our sidewalk sign at Lightspace Studios for the next few meetings. Lightspace Studio is at 7600 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90046 (on the corner of Curson & Melrose). Our future meeting place, CFI-LA's new building, has not announced a date in which their construction will be completed. We're expecting April of May 2019. In the interim, AU has reserved Lightspace Studio for our 4th Sunday General Meetings. Parking can be complicated on Melrose so best to park on non-metered Curson. See you there!    


AU's Volunteer of the month

Each month Atheists United recognizes a member who has done outstanding work. For November Silvio Pachacuti was awarded Volunteer of the Month for his unceasing effort and work keeping the LA Freeways clean on behlaf of Atheists United. Twice a month he leads volunteers to a portion of the freeway in West LA for a cleanup brigade. What happens when there are no volunteers to help? Silvio will still use those two hours to maintain the freeway by himself. Thank you Silvio. Your efforts are well appreciated.    


Atheism on TV!

The Freedom from Religion Foundation has a regular Sunday morning TV program, Freethought Matters on Channel 13 KCOP at 8:30 am. DirecTV and a few others list this program as “paid programming” but set your recorders anyway. FFRF is the nation’s largest association of freethinkers (atheists and agnostics), with 32,000 members nationwide. FFRF also works as a watchdog guarding the constitutional separation between religion and government.  

AU Life Member remembered  

We are sad to report John M. Gault, AU Life Member, passed away August 17, 2018, at his Los Osos home, peacefully, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by Joy, his wife of 69 years, his 3 daughters Carol, Leslie, and Wendy, 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He always looked for ways to support his community both locally, nationally and globally even now by donating his body to UCLA Medical School. We will all miss his intellect, kindness, generosity, and humor. For additional information or to leave a message, go to  https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/john-gault-obituary?pid=189987739     


Upcoming Community Service Projects

Our volunteers keep two of LA's finest highways clean (the 2 in Glendale, and the 10 in West LA) and we hope you're able to join us next time! Upcoming West LA Highway Clean Up> Upcoming Glendale Highway Clean Up  

Upcoming Events

  • 19 Jan
    Atheists United for Women’s March
    7:30 am @ Heretic House
    Join fellow Atheists & Humanists for the 3rd Women's March Los Angeles! We'll meet at Heretic House between 7:30-8:15am then walk together to Pershing Square for the main program. Come prepared. It's a ~2 mile walk to Pershing Square, then a 1 mile march to City Hall, then ~1.5 mile walk back to Heretic House. More details on the event can...
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  • 24 Feb
    A Life Without God: Confessions of an Atheist Black Woman
    11:00 am @ Elegance Studio
    February 24th Atheists United is hosting the supremely talented actress/composer/playwright/vocalist Sandra Booker! Sandra will perform a provocative, unfettered and piercing collection of short stories, essays and songs in collaboration with her band that explores, explains and embraces secularism from a new black feminine perspective. You...
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  • 27 Jan
    Campus Organizing: Behind the Minds of Secular Students
    11:00 am @ Elegance Studio
    Atheists United is hosting an incredible speaker duo in January! Come hear a presentation by Julienne De Guzman and Nicholas Carrillo, campus organizers for the Secular Student Alliance, on the modern secular student movement! Secular Student Alliance finds its success in over 300 student-led chapters across the United States. For some...
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Our Adopt-A-Highway program are programs that can always use more volunteers to help!  Contact [email protected] to volunteer.

Atheists United Adopt-A-Highway sign