The Kansas City Atheist Coalition is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization. Our mission is to advance atheism through activism, philanthropy, education and the cultivation of a positive secular community.
Inspired by the strides that local leaders have made in the community and with the encouragement of American Atheists leader David Silverman, several leaders in the Kansas City atheist community decided to form a nonprofit organization to encourage greater unity, outgoing activist efforts and charitable outlets for members. Above all, we want to offer our members a community of like-minded people while at the same time giving the public an opportunity to learn from us as “out” atheists.
We achieve this through organizing our own activism, philanthropy and community events and through promoting and partnering with other local groups whose activism, philanthropy and community events we support or share a common interest in. Kansas City has a vibrant community of non-believers, but many are hesitant to come forward as atheists for fear that they will be isolated from their religious friends and family. KCAC is building on the success of local social and educational groups by taking the next steps to reach out to those closeted atheists. We’re here put a friendly face on atheism and to let the local community know that atheists are among them, and that’s a good thing.
The Kansas City Atheist Coalition is a proud local affiliate of the American Atheists. American Atheists is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, educational organization dedicated to the complete and absolute separation of state and church, accepting the explanation of Thomas Jefferson that the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was meant to create a “wall of separation” between state and church.