Author: AAI

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 ...

Secular World Magazine – Q1 2016

In this edition: Resurrection of Insurgency and Terrorism in Sikhs – Why has a religion established to eliminate the toxic caste system in India, spread equality, lead a sober life appointed a murder convicted terrorist on death row in prison as the mortal head of throne? We trace the origins of the call for a separatist state of Khalistan, the massive opioid problems and the future of Sikhism. Th...

AAI Position Statement – Gender Balance

Atheist Alliance International has been running an Atheist Census project for the past several years. One of the striking results of this project has been the gross gender imbalance in participation (and, presumably, self-identification) that the project has consistently shown. AAI believes that this gender imbalance is a problem within the atheist movement and community that needs to be rectified...

AAI Position Statement – Freedom of expression

Freedom of expression is an essential human righti and a foundational principle of a free society. There is an inherent conflict between freedom of expression and the desire of some religious people to have their beliefs treated with deference. Commonly, restrictions on freedom of expression are sought through anti-blasphemy laws, laws against “incitement to religious hatred” or the use of violenc...

AAI Position Statement – Government Support For Religion

Atheist Alliance International (AAI) strongly opposes government support for religion whether symbolic or financial. It is an essential human right that people have the freedom to be religious or not religious as they choose. [1] It is also an essential principle of a fair and just society that all citizens should be treated equally by the law,without discrimination on the basis of religion or oth...

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