School Children Punished for Not Going to Mass

Story taken from the BBC News Site

School children who decided not to attend their Catholic school’s Founders Mass one afternoon are to be subjected to discipline by the school. The school has said that it is ostensibly for “truancy” but as the whole school was expected to attend this service which lasted the whole afternoon, somehow this excuse of truancy sounds hollow. Curiously there is no mention of any alternative activities for those pupils who wised to opt out!

Religious privilege strikes again!

Is the CofE About to Tear Itself Apart?

In a week when the first Church of England Bishop came out as gay and in a relationship (and yet stating that he is obeying the rules and staying celebate… we believe him don’t we?), another CofE vicar in Tunbridge Wells is threatening to form a new group to orchestrate a formal split from the church on the issue of “watering down the church’s teachings on homosexuality. Oh, and he has gone on to state that old, hateful and now thoroughly debunked canard that Gay Pride encourages child abuse.

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Special Event AronRa in London

In association with our friends at the London Atheist  Activist Group (LAAG), Atheism UK is proud to announce that Texas State Director of American Atheists, host of the Ra-Men Podcast and one third of the “Unholy Trinity”, AronRa will be coming to speak on “Religious Culture and AA’s Activism”.

Thursday 30th April 2015 at 7.30pm-10.30pm

The Prince of Wales Pub, Drury Lane.

Click here for further details.

 

 

Petition – Free Mubarak Bala

Please sign this Change.org petition –

Mubarak Bala is a highly educated chemical engineer. He was about to continue his studies in petroleum engineering in London, England, before he was abruptly committed to a secure psychiatric ward.

He has been beaten by his family, drugged and confined to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, in the Shariah state of Kano in Nigeria. This has been done because he renounced Islam and has openly declared himself to be an atheist.

His father, a politically powerful figure has declared atheism to be a mental illness and is holding Mubarak in a secure ward behind tight security.

A human Rights lawyer has tried to gain access to Mubarak, but has been denied entry.

We need to get the Human Rights Organisations to take action and free Mubarak Bala from false imprisonment and forced medication.

The situation is beyond dire, as Mubarak’s family has already threatened to move him to a secret location which Mubarak feels could indicate the possibility of an honour killing. The doctor also indicated that his condition is worsening, due to the drug treatments and not being able to eat.