The motion: ‘This House Believes that Religion is a Force for Good’. Chris Street, President of Atheism UK opposed the motion of the Friday 29th November 2019 debate at Exeter University Debating Society.Continue reading “‘This House Believes that Religion is a Force for Good’ – Atheism UK Debate at Exeter University”
INTERNATIONAL BLASPHEMY RIGHTS DAY
or simply “Blasphemy Day”, is held each year on September 30th. It’s a day to show solidarity with those who challenge oppressive laws and social prohibitions against free expression, to support the right to challenge prevailing religious beliefs without fear of violence, arrest, or persecution.Continue reading “Blasphemy Day, annually on 30th September”
The Atheism UK AGM will be on Saturday 3rd August 2019 in London WC1. At the AGM, the Atheism UK Council will review 2018/19 activities, finances and decide who will sit on the Council in 2019/20.Continue reading “Atheism UK 2019 AGM”
Professor Bobby Duffy, a Director at The Policy Institute, King’s College London invites members of Atheism UK to a lecture. Register here.Continue reading “How religious change is shaping society – 4th July discussion in Westminster, London”
Belief in the supernatural is still alive and kicking, even among UK atheists who don’t believe in a god. A Research report (ref. 1) has revealed that only a third of UK atheists claim to completely reject supernatural beliefs such as life after death, astrology, and the existence of a universal life-force.Continue reading “Shock Research: Most UK Atheists Believe in the Supernatural!”
The number of non-religious people in Britain has increased on average by a million each year in the last seven years, according to the Annual Population Survey from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released April 2019.
Continue reading “Non-religious up by a million; Christians down by 700,000 – each year in Britain.”
Continue reading “The Dangers of Being a Devout Atheist by an asylum lawyer”
As a lawyer I strive to … make full use of my legal toolkit to persuade the decision-maker that atheist asylum applicants are not making up their claims to stay here and work, be given a council flat and benefits, that these applicants would be at risk of imprisonment, death or both if they are sent them back home just because they can no longer make themselves follow a religion they believe to be a fantasy and cannot abide by the rules imposed by it.Ana Gonzalez, Asylum Lawyer
Exeter University Debating Society has invited Atheism UK to their November 2018 debate. Chris Street, Atheism UK President will argue in favour of the motion: “This House would not tolerate religious fundamentalism”.
Chris Street, President of Atheism UK notes the flurry of reports about schools in the past three months. Report subjects range from inequality, religion and belief, relationship and sex, racial discrimination, national plans for RE and cheating to get in.