August Berkshire Biography
August Berkshire is the current president and a past newsletter editor and radio show producer for Minnesota Atheists (MNA).
He is a past vice president of Atheist Alliance International (AAI), serves on the boards of directors of Camp Quest of Minnesota (CQMN) and the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), and is on the speaker’s bureau for the Secular Student Alliance (SSA) and the Center for Inquiry (CFI).
August has been an atheist activist since 1984, when he co-founded and served as the first president of the Twin Cities Chapter of American Atheists (which became Minnesota Atheists in 1991). He has also served on the boards of directors of American Atheists and the Humanists of Minnesota (HoM).
He is the author of numerous pamphlets and several articles about atheism and related topics, which can be found on his website AugustBerkshire.com. He is the owner of the “ATHEIST” license plate for Minnesota and is proud to be included in the reference book Who’s Who in Hell.
August uses down-to-earth arguments that he wishes he had heard when he was younger. He believes atheists have already won the intellectual debate and now they must be persuasive in the areas of emotion and politics.
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Updated December 10, 2014.