Soldiers, spouses and any civilians are welcome. We are all shades of non-theism, be it: Atheist, Agnostics, Skeptics, Humanists, all are welcome and represented here.
The Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers (MAAF) including those with the M*A*S*H name seek a core group of serious and active members, military or civilian, who wish to be a part of a meaningful community. We are Active Duty Soldiers, Army spouses, parents, retirees, from many backgrounds coming together for shared goals and friendship. MASH/M*A*S*H and associated logos were originally developed by Justin Griffith, organizer of Rock Beyond Belief and Military Director for American Atheists. Justin donated the MASH branding to MAAF in order to focus on his other activities in support of atheists and humanists in the military.
1) To serve the vastly under-represented non-theist population of Soldiers on posts across the world. To this end, we hope to ultimately establish an official tie-in with the every base’s Chaplaincy. We’d like each chapter to have some meetups on post, possibly even in the Chapels. Additionally we want to be officially recognized and listed on the Chaplain’s schedule of services that currently caters to Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, and even Pagans.
2) Provide a safe, and fun environment for community oriented meetings. Potlucks, speakers, secular kids’ play-dates, nights out on the town.
3) Encourage the building of a strong activist framework to work together towards the various issues that face being a non-believer in the Military, or in a Military town. Together we can really make a difference. We can coordinate and network to affect a real change.
How you can help:
- Join MAAF – Being part of the international community of atheists & humanists in the military is the best way to show support and stay connected
- Learn more about the local communities and find one in your area the MAAF Network
- Consider starting your own group if one isn’t in your area: Local Group setup, meeting ideas, and affiliate development
- You can find lots more about how to be involved and how to advocate for your rights at the MAAF website.