Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers

  • VA

About Us

The Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers builds community for atheists and humanists in the military. MAAF connects military members from around the world with each other and with local organizations. In addition to our community services, we take action to educate and train both the military and civilian community about atheism in the military and the issues that face us.

Where necessary, MAAF identifies, examines, and responds to insensitive practices that illegally promote religion over non-religion within the military or unethically discriminate against minority religions or differing beliefs. MAAF supports Constitutional State-Church Separation and 1st Amendment rights for all service members. We also coordinate with other national organizations who hold the same values.

MAAF is open to everyone including civilians regardless of military status. MAAF focuses on the military, but we can not function without the support of civilians. Civilians and civilian groups also have a great opportunity to reach out through MAAF to those who serve.

We especially encourage those DoD Civilians that work so closely with us to join. Free membership is extended to personnel on active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, retirees, spouses, and veterans from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. The military family also receives benefits.

While the issues and discussions on MAAF tend to center around issues particular to the American Constitution and United States policies, we welcome atheists and freethinking service members from any of the world's armed forces. Everyone, members and other supporters, are always invited to donate to the organization to support membership materials, marketing, care packages, web maintenance, and other support and administrative costs.