Atheism UK receive enquiries from atheists who wish to seek refugee / asylum whilst living in the UK. Regrettably, sometimes these people are called apostates, guilty of apostasy.

We also welcome contact with atheists who have problems having left their religion.

Atheism UK has compiled a list of organisations and information that may be helpful to people who have left religion:


Atheism UK (AUK) | Atheist Alliance International (AAI) | Humanists UK  | Council of Ex-Muslims (CEMB) | DetentionAction: immigration detention centres support | Faith to Faithless | ICORN – for writers and artists at risk | International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) | London Atheist Activist Group| National Secular Society (NSS) | Rationalist Association (RA) |  Recovering From Religion (RR)


The Apostates: When Muslims Leave Islam (book) – Simon Cottee, March 2015

Richard Carrier | Bart Ehrman – ex-Christians

The world’s most dangerous places to be atheist (RA)

UK Apostasy and Asylum (CEMB)

Freedom of Thought and Expression, Oxford, 2014Report (IHEU)

Government Support for Religion (AAI)

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1951 (UN)

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