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Road to Reason – Atheist Society of Nigeria Convention
November 11, 2017
Conferences are an important way for atheists to meet and hear what is happening in the movement, to help get organized and motivated. AAI supports affiliates wanting to host a conference in their region or country, where the conference can be demonstrated to have strategic value for atheists.
Recently we funded a national convention for the Atheist Society of Nigeria (ASN). More than a hundred people attended to hear speakers talk about Evolution, reason and the challenges of Atheism in Africa.
It was the first ever national convention for atheists in this deeply religious country. For many attendees, this was the first time they had appeared at a public atheist event and afterwards some said they were motivated to become open about their worldview and resolved to become more involved in the movement.
Organisers arranged travel and accommodation for a dozen students from universities across Nigeria. Several of these are now setting up ASN student chapters at their universities. ASN has plans to make national conventions a regular feature on their calendar.
Watch a video of the convention: