Eastern Europe

FBI foils smugglers’ plot to sell nuclear material to Isis

Investigation finds that Russian-linked gangs specifically targeted the extremist group   By Steve Anderson – Independent   Smuggling gangs with suspected Russian links tried to s...

Stop executing “apostates” and “blasphemers” and release them now!

On 22 February 2015, a Saudi court sentenced a man in his twenties to death by beheading for apostasy.  The identity of the man has not been made public but, according to Al-Shabaka, he was arres...

Siberian Forum of Atheists, 11-12 April 2015

Atheists will gather in Houston to discuss the issues and challenges of secularism, of clericalisation and atheism. Forum will be held in 11-12 April 2015 onwards. The Forum organises public movement ...

Pope Francis Backs Slovakia’s Referendum Against Same-Sex Marriage, Adoption Rights

Who Is He To Judge? According to Huffington Post, as Slovakia gears up for a referendum on same-sex unions this coming weekend, Pope Francis gave his blessing to the country’s efforts to block m...

Greece’s New Govt Sworn-in With Both Religious and Civil Ceremonies

Last Monday, atheist Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras took an oath of honor and conscience and not a religious oath in his swearing-in ceremony at Maximos Mansion, Greece, and as youngest and first...

ROMANIAN EXORCIST RELEASED FROM PRISON, BECOMES NEW FOLK DEVIL

By Joseph Laycock In 2005, world news reported on an exorcism in Tanacu, Romania, in which Irina Cornici, a 23-year-old nun, died after being gagged and bound to a cross without food for three days. I...

Czech MP: Catholic Church was a Partner in Nazis War Crimes

According to EIN News, Czech MP causes storm after accusing the Catholic Church of agreeing to massacre of Jews, helping Nazis escape justice. Speaking in the country’s lower house of parliament...

Transgender Eurovision contest winner condemned by Russian Orthodox Church

MOSCOW — A spokesman for the Russian Orthodox Church strongly denounced the Eurovision Song Contest’s transgender winner, saying it was a sign of the world’s moral decline and part of an effort to “re...

Declaration of the Polish Atheist Coalition

Declaration of the Polish Atheist Coalition on the Celebration of the Canonization of John-Paul II in Poland Sunday 27th April 2014 The association “Atheist Coalition” feels obliged to protest against...

Russia’s ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law Takes Effect in Crimea

Authorities have canceled a Pride march and are planning more serious measures to eradicate the ‘experimental practice of sodomy’ in Crimea, which recently voted to become part of Russia. ...

8 Best Countries to be an Atheist

(Alternet.org) A lot of non-believer writers and activists focus, rightly, on the continuing lack of acceptance in many societies and nations of those who profess no belief in religion. Keeping an eye...

Church of Flying Spaghetti Monster, with ‘Pastafarian’ followers, allowed to register as religion in Poland

‘Pastafarians’ in Poland unfurled a banner with the words ‘Do not fear the Monster!’ as a Warsaw court upheld their right to register as a religion. The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Mons...

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