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The Khomeinis of Burmese Theravada Buddhism: Buddhist monks, Military Junta & Political Buddhism

Myanmar has been in turmoil for eighteen months since the military overthrew a democratically elected government in February 2021. During these eighteen months, people in Myanmar have lost their house...

Sex, Race, Religion, & Class in Myanmar

Myanmar’s military had been terrorizing its people since 1962. In 1962, there was a student uprising against the military coup. As a result, the whole student union building of Yangon University, the ...

Iranian Teens Arrested for Gathering and Wearing an ‘Unsuitable Hijab’

Following the public release of a video showing a playful gathering of young people on one of Shiraz’s main streets, the city’s governor declared that ten persons had been detained in conn...

Anti-Colonial Legacy of Burmese Buddhist Monks: from Revolutionaries to Reactionary Ultranationalists

Myanmar, a country well known for its famous ancient Buddhist temples and pagodas, popular for its vipassana meditation practices, has a rich culture distinctly influenced by Buddhism. That said, it’s...

Maldives: Drop blasphemy charges against Mohamed Rusthum Mujuthaba immediately

Mohamed Rusthum Mujuthaba is an atheist human rights activist from the island of Thinadhoo, Maldives. Issues such as women’s rights, freedom of belief, and pointing out irrational aspects of rel...

Stand With Us In Solidarity With Saudi Arabia’s LGBTQ+ Community

Last year, on the 26th of June 2021, the Saudi Diaspora association organized international vigils in front of Saudi Arabian embassies around the world to stand in solidarity with our fellow citizens ...

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 ...

Abiogenesis

An acquaintance told me that he doesn’t believe in the theory of evolution because it’s like believing that life came from nothing. I replied that, on the contrary, at the moment of the emergence of l...

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 ...

Kasese Humanist School

Kasese Humanist School is a secular school that offers nursery and primary education to young people between the ages of 4 to 16 years old. The school over the years continues to grow both in enrollme...

Howard Burman steps down as President

Howard Burman, the AAI President, stepped down from the board today. With Howard moving on, we lose a leader and a friend. Howard joined the AAI board on November 20, 2017, starting out as the board s...