Freedom of Thought Report 2020

JOIN Humanists International on 10th December 2020 at 3 pm for the launch of the ninth edition of the Freedom of Thought Report.

Since 2012 Humanists International has published the report to monitor the rights and treatment of humanists, atheists and non-religious people in every country in the world.

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Anthony Grayling discusses an Atheistic Worldview with John Richards

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdI68A8o2zg John Richards and Prof. Anthony C Grayling John Richards (AAI & Atheism UK Council Member) says: "AC Grayling is such a nice fellow. See him straighten me out on…

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Atheism UK Presents Lawrence Krauss: Black Holes – Nothing from Something

Atheism UK Presents Lawrence Krauss: Black Holes – Nothing from Something

More Info / Tickets: £10 from Eventbrite.

Where: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL

When: Friday 23rd October 2020 at 7.30 pm (postponed from Monday 6th April).

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Shock Research: Most UK Atheists Believe in the Supernatural!

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.

Understanding Unbelief is a £2.3 million funded project by UK university sociologists, anthropologists and psychologists.
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Great Britain 2011-2018: non-religious increase by 1 million each year, Christians decrease by 0.7 million each year.

On average the number of non-religious people in Britain has increased 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.

 

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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
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The Danger of Religion: “faith-based thinking is inherently dangerous” says Atheism UK member

The Danger of Religion: Faith-based thinking is inherently dangerous, such as in thinking “everything happens for a reason”, says Alcuin (Rad Doherty) in our forum. Rad is an Atheism UK fully paid up member and forum moderator. He is also our most prolific forum contributor (with over 800 posts). Rad’s aim is to “undermine superstition in the UK” and he is a:

“Non-believer in favour of an inclusive, humanist (small h) society. One which values critical thinking and is based on secular principles such as ‘one law for all’, democracy and freedom of speech and expression.”

Alcuin concludes his July 22nd 2018 forum post “all superstitions are inherently harmful”:

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Secular Therapy Project

Atheism UK  would like to raise awareness of the ‘Secular Therapy Project‘, which was created, to connect non-believers who need mental health care with professionals who are either non-believers themselves or are committed to providing secular, evidence-based care. It was created to do it as confidentially as possible. (more…)

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