Roy Speckhardt has served as executive director of the American Humanist Association since 2005. He also serves on the boards of The Institute for Humanist Studies, the United Coalition of Reason, The Humanist Institute, and the Secular Coalition for America Education Fund. He served as deputy director of The Interfaith Alliance from 1995 to 2001.
Speckhardt holds an M.B.A. from George Mason University and B.A. in sociology from Mary Washington College. He is the author of Creating Change Through Humanism, available here through Humanist Press. He currently lives in Washington, DC.
Posts by Roy Speckhardt
We find ourselves at a pivotal moment in American history—the kind of moment that forces us to take stock of our moral positions and... Read More
During the UN General Assembly in September, at an event dubbed a “Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom,” US President Donald Trump announced the... Read More
Americans today are thwarted on many fronts from achieving true democracy for all. Paramount are questions about the behavior of the commander in chief,... Read More
Since humanists believe we have just one life to live, we’re especially motivated to make the most positive impact we can in our single... Read More
On Friday, the US Supreme Court announced that it would hear arguments from the American Humanist Association regarding the unconstitutionality of a forty-foot-tall Christian... Read More
The following excerpt is from a speech given by AHA Executive Director Roy Speckhardt to the American Ethical Union on June 9, 2018. He... Read More
Today, LGBTQ rights have become the battleground in the US culture war between those clinging to discriminatory religious beliefs and a growing coalition of... Read More