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Ask an Atheist Day


National Ask An Atheist Day is an opportunity for secular groups across the country to work together to defeat stereotypes about atheism and encourage courteous dialogue between believers and nonbelievers alike. The event is intended to be an opportunity for the general public - particularly people of faith - to approach nontheists and ask questions about secular life. We're encouraging all SSA affiliate groups to participate at whatever level they are able!

In 2018, Ask an Atheist Day falls on April 19.

This day occurs every year on the 3rd Thursday of April. However, your group is also encouraged to hold events whenever you are able to, as well as for the national day. Download our Ask an Atheist Day guide for best practices on running your own Ask an Atheist Day table or event!

One of our best resources to find out what works and what doesn't is you - our student leaders! If you've employed a strategy that worked well, learned a lesson of caution about something we suggest, or have any questions, please contact us!

Our thanks go out to Rebecca Tippens, of the Illini Secular Student Alliance! She created the original idea and materials that got Ask an Atheist Day off the ground on her campus, and allowed the SSA to make it a national day for all secular students around the country!

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