Secularism

For a more peaceful world

Growing up in a religious country, I used to follow many influencers who also doubled as religious leaders. Despite the many differences in doctrine, I noticed that all these religious gatherings shar...

The erosion of secularism in Bangladesh

When the constitution of Bangladesh was drafted, the 34 members drafting committee looked into the texts that emerged from the ideologies of the enlightenment era, namely the U.S. Bill of Rights, the ...

In Solidarity with Mina Ahadi and Zentralrat der Ex-Muslime

Following a protest against Cologne City Council’s permit to mosques to broadcast the call to Islamic prayer, Mina Ahadi, founder of the Zentralrat der Ex-Muslime, has been placed under police p...

Christians Privileged by Australian Education Policy

Affiliate member, Rationalist Society of Australia (RSA), issued a press release regarding the Australian government’s multi-million-dollar funding of a chaplaincy program (National School Chaplaincy ...

Council of Ex-Muslims of Sri Lanka: Pakistan Has Failed to Protect Its Minorities

On the 23rd of March, 2021, Pakistani prime minister Mr. Imran Khan arrives on an official visit to Sri Lanka. Our affiliate, the Council of Ex-Muslims of Sri Lanka issued the following statement: CEM...

Ultra-Conservative Buddhists Support Myanmar Coup

All religions contain a spectrum of zealotry among their members, from the very liberal to the fiercely orthodox. The Buddhist monks in Myanmar are no different in this regard. Among the protestors, B...

Two European Fights For Secular Education

By Fotis Frangopoulos, AAI Secretary/Treasurer; and Jason Sylvester (Diogenes of Mayberry), AAI Blog Manager Ireland In the past decade, Ireland has made incredible strides towards a more secular soci...

AAI Sri Lankan Affiliate Spokesman Receives Serious Death Threat

AAI NEWS: AAI Sri Lankan Affiliate Spokesman Receives Serious Death Threat from Islamist On the 26th of October at around midnight, Rishvin Ismath, spokesman, co-founder and former president of AAI’s ...

The Erosion of Secular Democratic Values

There is a worrying trend: the erosion of democratic values in a number of supposedly secular countries around the world. In the United States, Christian Nationalists are in the throes of ecstatic rap...

Secular Principles of the American Founding Fathers

America’s liberties are under threat. American Christian nationalists want to establish a theocracy, one dogmatically guided just as those Islamic countries under sharia law. One of their central talk...

What Would a Secular World Look Like?

A secular world doesn’t guarantee a better one. However, I won’t refrain from addressing the largest impediment to achieving one, religion, just because there are others. The type of secul...

Refuting The Gloom and Doom of Christianity

Christianity sees the world as irredeemably fallen and man as inherently broken. The Age of Enlightenment challenged this notion and recognized and promoted the fact that humans have made immense prog...

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