London WC1. Monday July 24th. David Silverman talks ‘Fighting God’ at Conway Hall.

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Dave Silverman is President of American Atheists and recipient of the 2017 Richard Dawkins Award. David will talk about his book ‘Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World’ at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL on Monday 24th July 2017 at 7.30pm.

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Atheism UK to appear in Islamic documentary. What are the failures of organised religion?

Update 9th April 2017: The ‘on camera’ interview with Ahlulbayt TV lasted 90 minutes. I spoke about many of the points raised by the twenty supporters/members of Atheism UK who emailed me or left comments on this post. Thanks all, for your comments.  If any ex-Muslims would like to give their views about the failures of organised religion, let me know and I’ll put you in contact with Ahlulbayt. The documentary will be aired on Sky 831 channel during Ramadan (27th May – 25th June 2017) – I’ll add the precise date when known.

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Atheism UK will be interviewed by the Islamic channel Ahlulbayt TV (Sky 831 channel) this Wednesday morning (22nd March 2017).

I’d be interested in any comments (today or tomorrow, 20-21st March) from Atheism UK members and supporters about “What are the failures of organised religion?”

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The Spell of Faith and Politics

The Magical Spell of Faith

God’s SatNav for Britain

By Willem Sander van Boxtel

The first time I set eyes upon the glorious House of Lords chamber, in the  summer of 2013, I was an ignorant tourist in the UK. With blissful awe I gazed on the golden decorations, the wooden benches, the leather seats, the red armrests. The red armrests which only seemed to be added to one bench. But the question why did not race through my fifteen-year old mind. Only much, much later did I find out the Bishops were granted those seats. The Bishops? Yes, the Bishops.

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Mike Pence and the Evangelical Vote

The Road to a Christian Iran

By Willem Sander van Boxtel

Mike Pence & Donald Trump

In the early hours of November 10th 2016, many of us atheists woke up to the dawn of at least another four years of religious rule in the world’s most major powerhouse. But for secular non-believers, Donald Trump is not the real danger. The real threat to the atheist democracy as intended by the American founding fathers, and as enshrined in the US Constitution, comes from the well-known evangelical heavyweight now known as Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

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Richard Green (1954-2016), Vice President of Atheism UK

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Richard Green (1954-2016) with his daughters Harriet & Alice.

It is with sadness that we announce the death of Richard Green on 23rd October 2016, aged 62.

In 2009 Richard co-founded Atheism UK. He remained a council member becoming Vice President in August 2016.

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Film Screening: Interviews with Atheists – Chris Johnson, Nov 9th-17th 2016

Film screenings

Chris Johnson interviews atheists for his filmChris Johnson’s film ‘A Better Life: An Exploration of Joy & Meaning in a World Without God’ will be screened between 9th and 17th November 2016 in several UK cities (see below).

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We Don’t Want Your (Atheist) Money!

Story taken from “The Thinking Atheist” podcast:

An Oklahoma children’s home happily accepted a $100 donation (given by Matt Wilbourne, a Muskogee (Oklamhoma) resident), until it realized that the money was given in the name of the Muskogee Atheist Community.

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Atheism UK speaks on ‘Voice of Islam’ radio

‘Voice of Islam’ radio

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Chris Street speaks on ‘Voice of Islam’ radio about ‘The Meaning of Life’.

Sometimes Atheism UK Council Members get requests to speak on radio and in University debates (I’ve spoken twice at the Cambridge Union and will probably speak at Bath University this November). We also speak to schools about atheism  – we will be speaking to an independent school in central London in September. This time we’ve been invited to talk to Voice of Islam radio about the ‘Meaning of Life’.

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