There are many types of local groups for people who don’t believe in a god or gods. These include those that identify as atheist, agnostic, bright, freethought, humanist, naturalist, skeptic, or use some other label. Such groups can, by their activities, be described as charitable, educational, philosophical, political, social, student, support, or more than one of these. Some are specialized, serving children, parents, people in the military, professionals, singles, students, and others. There are also congregational communities such as atheist, freethought, and humanist churches; Ethical Culture societies; Humanistic Jewish temples; and atheist-welcoming Unitarian Universalist churches.

Many of these groups are affiliated with larger regional or national groups, some are members of regional or local coalitions, and some can be found on MeetUp:

Local Agnostic MeetUp Groups

Local Atheist MeetUp Groups

Local Humanist MeetUp Groups

Local Secular MeetUp Groups

You also might simply use Google or some other search engine to find groups in different areas (see the Google search field below).

You may even be interested in starting your own group. If so, we offer helpful guidelines.

Given this rich variety, we expect that you will be able to find one or more that are a right fit for you.

Below are links to pages on national organizations’ websites where they list their local chapters, affiliates, communities, societies, congregations, or coalitions. You might find one or more near you.

African Americans for Humanism

American Atheists

American Ethical Union

American Humanist Association

Atheist Alliance of America

Black Nonbelievers

Brights Clusters

Center For Inquiry

Council for Secular Judaism

Council for Secular Humanism

James Randi Educational Foundation

Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers

Freedom From Religion Foundation

Society for Humanistic Judaism

Secular Coalition for America

Secular Student Alliance

United Coalition of Reason

Below is a Google search field, if you’d like to find a local group by Googling it. Often an effective way to do this is to enter “Atheists in” or “Humanists in” followed by the name of your city, county, or region.