MAAF Programs Military Association The MAAF Network of Atheists & Speakers Bureau Freethinkers Atheists in Foxholes List Policy Advice Member Advocacy MAAF needs your support Legal Resources MAAF is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit project of “FIGHTING FOR THE Deployment Support FREEDOMS WE Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs. DEFEND” Discussion List Donate securely online at: www.maaf.info/join.html Chaplain Report Donation does not require joining the organization. Demographics Tracking You can also send a check directly to our fiscal part- ner, SEE. Make this check payable to “SEE”, cite “MAAF” in the memo line. If desired, contact A community Media Visibility MAAF directly to ensure proper routing of funds. representing Charitable Activities Donation address: nontheistic Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs service members Project: MAAF 11948 West Washington Blvd Ste 201 Los Angeles, CA 90066 Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers 10 Caldwell Ave Unit 3 MAAF President Jason Torpy Somerville, MA 02143 speaking on the Mall in Washington D.C. Phone: 614-329-1776 Fax: 614-283-5000 Internet: www.maaf.info The Missions of MAAF The Education MAAF MAAF educates military leaders about The MAAF Network Community the nontheistic worldview, ensuring MAAF members have the support of their MAAF partners with existing secular organizations to develop a cohesive nontheist community. Rather than set chain of command without fear of dis- up individual chapters, MAAF identi- crimination for lack of religious belief. fies organizations who welcome athe- Throughout the world and throughout A Public Face ist and freethinker military members. history, atheist and freethinker ser- This nationwide “MAAF Network” Throughout society, there is a perception vice members have defended their ensures that as service members that it’s OK to discriminate against those country with distinction. Drawing on move, they can always participate in who do not hold religious beliefs. Such rational, humanis- discrimination is common because of the tic values, they prevalence of religion and because the face the dangers of expression of religious doubt is sup- combat without pressed in popular culture. fear of punishment or hope of reward MAAF provides visibility for nontheistic Atheists are in after death. They service members. It provides them with Foxholes fight for their val- a public face and voice which clearly says ues, their families, “we exist; we serve; and, yes, we are in and their fellows in order to serve hu- foxholes.” manity and improve the only life we have. MAAF coordinates with secular organiza- tions to ensure a strong national presence MAAF is dedicated to providing a sup- portive community for these heroes. As they move from base to base, from the local secular community. In addi- port to port, and from ship to ship — tion, MAAF members provide these MAAF is there to provide like-minded civilian organizations with valuable friends and moral support. Secular skills and talent, enhancing efforts to service members need never feel they promote our shared civil liberties. are alone in doubting religious doc- As military and civilian organizations trines. create lasting bonds through MAAF, our entire nontheistic community be- MAAF has represented nontheist service comes more cohesive, visible and dy- members in national media such as News- namic. week and the Colbert Report.