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Connexions compiles and disseminates information about social and economic alternatives. Established in 1975 as an independent non-profit research organization and information clearinghouse, Connexions compiles and publishes a var...
Comment and analysis from a libertarian perspective on topics such as censorship and freedom of speech, political correctness, double standards, identity politics, post-modernism, media bias, atheism, secularism, and archives and ...
Women Living Under Muslim Law
WLUML is an international solidarity network that provides information and support for those women whose lives have been shaped by the customs and/or laws of Islam. It extends to more than 70 countries and links all women who see ...
Secularist Center for Inquiry Delivers Statement to UN Opposing "Defamation of Religions" Resolution
Center for Inquiry
The Center for Inquiry (CFI), a secularist think tank and NGO has delivered a statement strongly opposing the proposed "Combating the Defamation of Religions" resolution backed by the Organization o...
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Beyond the Veil
The question of the Muslim veil seems never to leave the headlines for long. The latest controversies have erupted in Britain after a defendant in a criminal trial demanded the right to wear a niqab i...
Connexions Library: Race, Racism, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism Focus
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on race, racism, ethnicity, multiculturalism, identity.
The Future Belongs to the Blasphemers
A message from ex-Muslims to mark International Blasphemy Day
Some people believe that disagreeing with deeply held beliefs is hate. It is not. I want to remind you that many of the most powerful ideas, ideas that changed our world were once heretical. I want to...
In Defence of Democracy
On Jacques Berlinerblau's book How to Be Secular.
The Many Roots of Christian Europe
This is a transcript of a I talk I gave yesterday at the LSE Literary Festival. My thanks to Arthur Bradley who also took part and responded to many of the themes I raised here and to Danielle Sands o...
Merry Christmas from an Atheist
I probably represent one of Archbishop John Sentanu's worst nightmares - I am not just an 'aggressive secularist' but a militant atheist to boot. But I have a Christmas tree in the house, I've sent ou...
The OIC does not speak for Muslims
Tarek Fatah says that "To suggest that any criticism of Islamism, the political ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Iranian Ayatollahs, is anti-Islamic is a bogus and fraudulent position. I wou...
On the Second Coming of Religion
The question we should ask is not just: ‘What is it about religion that makes people believe or behave in certain ways?’ It is also: ‘What is it about contemporary societies that draws many people, bo...
The rise of humanism and secularism in Iran
Women's Liberation Iran
The backlash and opposition in Iran is at its essence strongly humanist, secularist and modern. You can see it clearly in the rational, popular, and spontaneous acts and the
establishment of hundreds...
The St. Petersburg Declaration
We are secular Muslims, and secular persons of Muslim societies. We are believers, doubters, and unbelievers, brought together by a great struggle, not between the West and Islam, but between the free...
The concept that government or other entities should exist separately from religion and/or religious beliefs.
Sharia 'Courts': Why Regulation is Not the Answer
Southhall Black Sisters
'Sharia' and other religious systems of arbitration are back in the news once again. There appears to be growing recognition of the profoundly discriminatory nature of religious arbitration systems wh...
The Sharia debate in the UK: who will listen to our voices?
Over 300 abused women have signed a statement opposing Sharia courts and religious bodies, warning of the growing threat to their rights and to their collective struggles for security and independence...
Tactics of desperation: Using false accusations of 'anti-semitism' as a weapon to silence criticism of Israel's behaviour
The Israeli state and its defenders are increasingly attempting to silence critics because they are losing the battle for public opinion.
UK: Walking a tightrope: Between the pro-Islamist Left and the far-Right
Europe solidaire sans frontieres
Opposing Sharia and Islamism in the west is like walking on a tight rope most of the time -- thwarting attacks from the Left, refuting cultural relativism, preventing alliances with the far-Right, exp...
Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight against Muslim Fundamentalism, by Karima Bennoune (Book Review)
Europe solidaire sans frontieres
Karima Bennoune, a US-based law scholar raised in Algeria, has written an account of the stories of numerous people whose lives have been scarred by Islamic fundamentalism and who decided, using a var...
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