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”
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.”
Norman Bacrac (1) has been a member of the Council of Atheism UK since 2011 and is a former editor of the Ethical Record (2).
This edited article, first published in the Ethical Record (3), refutes the first of William Lane Craig’s eight reasons for God. In further articles, published at Atheism UK during 2017, Bacrac will refute Craig’s seven other reasons for God.
In the Philosophy Now magazine, William Lane Craig (4) wrote in The God Issue, “Does God Exist?” (5). In this article, Craig argues there has been a “resurgence of interest in natural theology”.
Atheism UK was invited to be in the audience. Chris Street Atheism UK President attended the 8th January 2017 show. The topic “Would today’s ‘wise men’ believe in God?” was discussed for 20 minutes.
In September, Theresa May announced a consultative Department for Education (DfE) Green Paper – “Schools that work for everyone”. For Faith Schools, the DfE say they “intend to deliver more good school places, while meeting strengthened safeguards on inclusivity.”
The Green Paper consultation CLOSES 12th December 2016. Please send your comments (see below) before that date.
Chris Street, President of Atheism UK commented:
“It seems to me that the Green Paper gives some spurious arguments for changing the 50% cap on selection in faith schools. If you are concerned about social integration and inclusive children’s education, I urge you to complete the Department for Education feedback form before 12th December.”