Author: AAI

Secular World Magazine – Spring 2018

In this issue: The New AAI World: Update on big changes at AAI. Things theists say (and get completely wrong). Richard Carrier: Applying Logic to the God Proposition. James A. Haught: Child abuse in the Catholic church. Stephen Law: What’s so great about the Sword of Reason? Andrew Copson: Religious Education in the UK. Peter Harrison: Religious education in New Zealand. Kevin Precious: From RE te...

Malaysia

Hunt down those atheists! In August 2017 the Malaysian group known as the Atheist Republic Consulate of Kuala Lumpur, held its annual gathering. One member declared, “It was such a blast! Atheists from all walks of life came to meet one another, some for the very first time… each sharing their stories and forming new friendships that hopefully will last a lifetime! We rock!” But Malays...

Sudan

You’re a young man living in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. Because your parents are Muslim, you are a Muslim and must remain so forever. In school, you are indoctrinated into the morals and laws of “your” religion. Growing up you see your country involved in what seems like everlasting ethnic strife and internal conflict. You learn that shortly before you were born Colonel Omar al-Bashir led a m...

The Holy Light scandal

An interview with Fotis Fragopoulos Fotis Fragopoulos graduated in Business Administration and works as an accountant and consultant. He is a founding member of the Atheist Union of Greece and president of the Union since 2013. He is the instigator of some of the Union’s campaigns, including the questionnaire and proposal to the political parties for separation of the church and state, and the con...

Saudi Arabia

Which of the following statements is true?   By any measure, Saudi Arabia has one of the worst human rights records of any country in the world.   Atheism in Saudi Arabia is legally defined as terrorism.   Saudi Arabia sits on the United Nations Human Rights Council.   Saudi Arabia’s Faisal Trad heads the United Nations panel that selects applicants for human rights roles around the world.   Despi...

Atheist World Introduction

Throughout history atheists have faced varying levels of discrimination. Today, despite the existence of numerous international human rights instruments protecting the right to be an atheist, the fact remains that many atheists face discrimination ranging from family rejection and hostility, to imprisonment, brutal flogging and execution. Many countries enforce blasphemy laws that criminalize the ...

Secular World Magazine – Q3 – Q4 2017

In this issue: Letter from the President by Gail Miller Letter from the Editor by Rustam Singh The Fate of Non Believers: Understanding the Challenges to Atheism in Africa by Leo Igwe Islamophobia –What Is Really Wrong With It by Benjamin David Atheist Society of Nigeria Inaugural National Convention by Oge Igboegbunam and Freeborn Amadi The Clear Thinking of Julie Payette vs. the Atheophobia of S...

Secular World Magazine – Q2 2017

In this edition we talk about: Advocating for Secular Humanism in Guatemala: Guatemala is a deeply religious country and getting people to talk about atheism faces a lot of backlash. Atheist Alliance International sponsored a billboard campaign to spread the good word of being good without God – here’s how it went down. To The Women In Church: Religion alienates women from the center talk, but doe...

Secular World Magazine – Q1 2017

In this edition we talk about: The need for critical thinking: Educational systems across the world focus on a variety of subjects and skills but seem to completely miss out on teaching critical thinking. Critical thinking skills are also profoundly necessary to contain and prevent the rise of modern gullibility – and here’s why it should be introduced as a crucial part of the Secular rights proce...

Secular World Magazine – Q4 2016

In this edition we talk about: British People and Witchcraft-Style Exorcism in Black Communities – Why is the love with supernatural and religiously motivated witchcraft / dark magic and other bizarre anti-scientific rituals still practiced in black communities in the UK? Perfect Assassination of a Jordanian Writer – Just a share of a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad in what could possibly even be ...

Secular World Magazine – Q3 2016

In this edition we talk about: Atheism in Georgia & AAI’s Future – Here’s an FAQ on Atheist Alliance International by the President Onur Romano, our work in Georgia and what you can expect in the upcoming months Let Them Eat Cake – Just Kidding! Let Them Starve – The blogger ‘Godless Mama” shares her rant on the philosophical irony of a God that allows suffering to exist, even in little childr...

Secular World Magazine – Q2 2016

In this edition we talk about: 9th World Atheist Conference Report – We attended the 9th World Atheist Conference organized by (arguably) the world’s oldest atheist in a deeply religious city of Vijayawada, India. Here’s a cumulative of the experiences and sharing ideas from multiple atheist/ humanist / secular organizations from across the world. The Taboo of Atheism in Egypt – Here’s a detailed ...