Atheism UK is Britain’s only distinctively atheist organization. Our sole objective is the advancement of atheism. From this, we have derived our key principles, which in turn inform our policies and strategies.
Atheism UK’s ultimate goal is the end of religious faith – the false and irrational belief that God exists – and of religion, the social manifestation of faith.
We campaign, from an atheist perspective, against the false and pernicious claims of religion, its privileges and its malign practices – not least the labelling and indoctrination of children.
We reject the notion that faith and religion should not be questioned, and we seek to create an environment of atheistic thought.
We will achieve our aims through ‘grass roots’ activism, in which all members can participate. Our role is to provide leadership, co-ordination, information and support to unite the huge community of atheists who want their voices to be heard.
Atheism UK is global. We operate within the arbitrary boundaries of the United Kingdom, but we work with kindred organizations throughout the world including Atheist Alliance International.
Our organization was founded on 23rd March 2009. Atheism UK was the brainchild of Mark Embleton who served as Atheism UK President from the organization’s inception to June 2014. Our founders are from diverse backgrounds including: lawyers, police officers, scientists, psychologists, journalists, public servants and academics. The thing they have in common is positive and active atheism.
Since June 2014 the Atheism UK President has been Chris Street.
Atheism UK is a not-for-profit company, limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, with company number 06855404 and registered office at 20-22 Wenlock Road, London N1 7GU.