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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Your tax-free donation helps us keep all the great monthly events and community programs going.


Atheists United Executive Director

Evan Clark

Evan Clark is the Executive Director of Atheists United. AU was established in 1982 to provide a values-based community for secular people. It is now the most recognized atheist group in Southern California.  Evan  is the current board chair of Secular Student Alliance and co-founded the Humanist Community of Ventura County. He also co-hosts the Humanist Experience, a podcast of Foundation Beyond Belief.  Need advise? Want Information? Got ideas? Reach Evan at [email protected]

A California Atheist Governor? 

Of course: California. The ONLY open and out-spoken atheist Governor of any state was Culbert Levy Olson who served as Governor of California from 1939 to 1943. Olson refused to say "so help me God" during his oath of office or to place his hand on the Bible. Instead, with his right hand raised and his left hand conveniently tucked in his coat pocket, Olson said, "I will affirm." His grandchildren were recently interviewed by FFRF on Freethought Matters. For more information, see Atheism on TV, below.

Atheism on TV!

The Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) 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, the nation’s largest association of freethinkers and atheists, has 32,000 members nationwide. They work as a watchdog guarding the constitutional separation between religion and government.  Their TV program consists of interviews and is well worth 30 minutes on a Sunday morning. Even the commercials are interesting!

Atheist & Science News

Try it out for yourself.  On Patreon.  ttps://www.patreon.com/Atheistnews/posts. Latest endeavors: The history of Blasphemy, Parts 1 & 2. Short, Sweet, and interesting. News twice a month.

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

  • 27 Apr
    Freethought Toastmasters
    2:00 am @ Heretic House
    Atheists United supports Freethought Toastmasters.  They meet every 2nd and 4th Saturday at Heretic  House from 2 to 4 pm.  This is a small group looking to expand.  Toastmasters is a learning experience not only in public speaking but in team work and motivation techniques.  Guests are always welcome.
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  • 28 Apr
    5-Star General Meeting: Lessons Learned from the World of Belief
    11:00 am @ Heretic House
    April 28th Atheists United is hosting Ross Blocher, local skeptic and co-host of the popular podcast Oh No, Ross & Carrie! Ross was born into a family of evangelical Christians and spent a good amount of time in churches of various denominations, singing in choirs, serving as an acolyte, and memorizing lots of scripture.  In college, while...
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  • 28 Apr
    Ateos Unidos
    1:00 pm @ Heretic House
    An Atheists United meetup for Spanish-speakers!  Even if you're not fluent, you're welcome! Un grupo para difundir el pensamiento ATEO, lograr organizaciones y uniones mundiales que nos permitan un espacio en la sociedad, para que nuestros derechos de libertad sean respetados y valorados.  Click here to RSVP
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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