Atheists in the United Kingdom and around the world condemn the killings of journalists and cartoonists at the Paris based magazine Charlie Hebdo on 7th January 2015. This was a religiously motivated attack to avenge insults to the prophet Muhammad through his depiction in cartoons.
A 150 minute debate about the role of religion and belief in British public life is reviewed by Chris Street (President, Atheism UK, since June 2014). The House of Lords debate on Thursday 27th November 2014 was initiated by Lord Harries, a former Bishop of Oxford.
Mohammed Abbas invited members of Atheism UK to raise questions in the Q&A session after the ‘Deconstructing Atheism’ seminar by Shaykh Asrar Rashid.
Time: Saturday 22nd November in Sparkhill, Birmingham B11 4ER.
London Atheist Activist Group (LAAG) announce Ministry of Reason (MoR). LAAG say “Why do we need MoR? The UK has a ‘Ministry for Faith & Communities’. We wondered why these necessarily go together! And what about REASON? i.e. evidence-based thinking. Let’s use MoR as a fun and flexible name, to highlight the disparity and inequality.” (source: Meetup)
“It has come to my attention that religious leaders in local mosques are promoting an ideology similar to that of ISIS.
Baroness Warnock & Royall, Lord Soley & Warner ‘challenging religious faith’ (Atheism UK strapline) in a House of Lords debate. (more…)
Lord Maxton & Morgan & Baroness Flather ‘challenging religious faith’ (Atheism UK strapline). For 150 minutes on 25th July 2013 the House of Lords debated, in 20,000 words, how atheists and humanists had made contributions to British society.