About Us


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Black Nonbelievers (BN) is a 501 c3 non-profit organization headquartered in the Atlanta area that is dedicated to providing a caring, festive, friendly, and informative community. We connect with other Blacks (and allies) who are living free of religion and other beliefs, and might otherwise be shunned by family and friends. Instead of accepting dogma, we seek to determine truth and morality through reason and evidence.

BN welcomes all regardless of sex, sexuality, gender identity, age, national origin or race. We extend a caring embrace to all who wish to explore a meaningful and rational life.

The mission of Black Nonbelievers is to:
• Provide secular fellowship.
• Nurture and support nonbelievers in coming out (ie, open identification).
• Promote atheist pride.
• Organize nonbelievers for charitable causes.

BN members meet to discuss topics relevant to secular living as well as to socialize and offer support. We also offer workshops, and other gatherings to educate the public on the views of nonbelievers. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings and events are open to the general public.
Why is this a fellowship of ‘nonbelievers’?
The word ‘nonbeliever’ speaks to the kind of mindset we encourage. We encourage people to move from a mindset of faith and belief to reason and rationality. We aren’t just nonbelievers in religion. We are nonbelievers in any claim – religious or otherwise – that is not supported by good evidence. Each of us may be at different stages on the journey to rational enlightenment. As freethinkers (rational nonbelievers) we evaluate (and even RE-EVALUATE) beliefs and claims, then reconsider our position when the evidence calls for a different conclusion.

Black Nonbelievers affiliates can be found in the following cities (Please click on them for more info):
Atlanta, GA
Charlotte, NC
Cincinnati, OH
Dallas, TX
Detroit, MI
Louisville, KY
Milwaukee, WI
Minneapolis, MN
New York City, NY
New Orleans – New!
Orlando, FL
Portland, OR
Richmond, VA – New!
St. Louis, MO
Washington, D.C.

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Black Nonbelievers can also be found on Facebook, Twitter (@BNonbelievers) YouTube (BlackNonbelieversInc) and Meetup.com!