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Our 2021 – 2022 Annual Report

David Orenstein resigns as President

Today David informed the board Secretary that he wishes to step down from his role as President. David was elected to the board by AAI affiliates on May 20 this year and elected to the role of President at a board meeting two days later. David’s resignation letter to the Secretary said, “Please express to the Board my absolute sorrow. When I accepted the role of President on May 22, I ...

Ahmed is FREE! AAI wins legal battle in the Republic of Niger

Ahmed was known in his circle in Mali for his defiance. He challenged militant Islam and Islamic doctrines with a Facebook page named Atheism.  The Facebook page took on controversial issues relating to Islam, terrorism, and it championed freethought.  Mali is a stronghold of Islamic terrorist outfits such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda. Criticizing Islam there is likely to mean death. Ahmed’s activism made...

Response to Latin America Coalition with evidence

May 24, 2022 To: Latin American International Coalition of Atheists We were extremely disappointed to receive your letter of disaffiliation. It was especially disappointing that Shirley Rivera should resign as an AAI Director without first raising her concerns with the board. We believe all the issues you raised are readily explained, and when understood, show the board to be diligent, ethical and...

AAI Condemns Invasion of Ukraine

AAI condemns in the strongest terms, Russia’s unprovoked military invasion of the sovereign nation of Ukraine. This aggression is in direct violation of international law and leaves Russia as a pariah state that will become increasingly isolated. The world is watching and will remember this violent intrusion. We stand with the people of Ukraine, all people of good will, and especially those ...

Mubarak Bala Urgent Appeal

You can hardly have missed the case of Mubarak Bala. Mubarak is the President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria. Following complaints from a Muslim lawyer that he made posts on Facebook insulting Prophet Muhammad, Mubarak was arrested at his home in Kaduna on April 28, 2020. The next day he was taken to a police station in Kano State. Despite a court ordering the prison authorities to grant a...

Bobbie Kirkhart, past AAI President, dies at 78

Census 21 in Australia: Mark ‘no religion’.

AAI supports the Census21: Not Religious? Mark ‘No Religion’ campaign in Australia. The Australian Census is coming up on Tuesday 10 August 2021, and it’s vitally important for atheists and all freethinkers. The current census data significantly overestimates Australia’s true religiosity. Why? Because the Religion Question in the census asks, “What is the person’s religion?”...

Welcome New AAI Board Members

Secular World – June 2021

In this issue: Editorial President’s Letter The Freedom to be Mistaken Calling Israel to Account for its Human Rights Abuses Free Mubarak Bala What Freedom Would be and What it Would not be The Only Freedom That Matters Book Review: The man who figured out God? AAI’s Freethinking Hero: Ayaan Hirsi Ali   VIEW / DOWNLOAD

Council of Ex-Muslims of Sri Lanka: Pakistan Has Failed to Protect Its Minorities

On the 23rd of March, 2021, Pakistani prime minister Mr. Imran Khan arrives on an official visit to Sri Lanka. Our affiliate, the Council of Ex-Muslims of Sri Lanka issued the following statement: CEMSL press release in Sinhala CEMSL press release in Tamil

AAI Advisor, Narendra Nayak, on combating superstition in India

From the president of the Federation of Indian Rationalist Associations (FIRA) & AAI advisor, Narendra Nayak: During the nine months from March to December 2020, we did not have much scope for activities. My last workshops before things locked down for covid were on 8th, 12th, and 15th March. Coincidentally in the last week of March, I was down with a fever which I strongly suspected to be tha...

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