Nominee #4: Yahya Ekhou

[ 2 minutes to read ] In the crucible of human rights advocacy is a certain individual who has steadfastly adhered to the principles of liberty and equality and thus defied conventionality. Such an awning personality is Yahya Ekhou. He stands out as one of the human rights defenders in the Islamic republic of Mauritania who head Liberals Mauritania Organization and […]

Nominee #3: Armin Navabi

[ 2 minutes to read ] Armin Navabi is an Iranian Canadian atheist activist who established Atheist Republic more than ten years ago. His organization has started its work from a Facebook page and has grown a lot since then in all platforms they are active on. As he speaks both English and Persian (Farsi), he has made thousands of videos […]

Leaving Bangladesh was the first hurdle for Shadhin, finding ways to stay safe elsewhere is the second.

[ 5 minutes to read ] “I get constant threats from the jihadis on the phone/social media. I’m hiding from them all these years. What if they get to know my location because those people whom we used to trust are even against us now. I’m sick of dealing with them already. I can’t take all these stresses anymore. It has been ongoing for five years now. I am living without freedom and peace and I need to leave this place as soon as possible.”

Blasphemy in Bangladesh – The story of Sagor

[ 3 minutes to read ] December 2023 – Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right, enshrined in article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. However, there are governments and individuals in positions of power around the globe that threaten this right. One such way to threaten this freedom is through laws of blasphemy. It virtually silences anyone […]

Help Ahmed, a Persecuted LGBTQ+ Activist from Uganda, and his 6-year-old son Heal and Reunite

[ 9 minutes to read ] As an LGBTQ activist in Uganda, Elijah has been tortured and sexually abused by the police, persecuted bij family members. His shop and house have been set on fire and he had to flee the country leaving his adorable children behind. He is in a Rwandan hospital now, where he can not leave if he doesn t pay the bills. Elijah wishes to embrace once again his two little children. He needs your help to get the medications he needs and safely return to his home.

Nigerian human rights activist to mark 25th anniversary of UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders

[ 2 minutes to read ] Nigerian activist Mariam Aliyu answered the UN’s call during her university years when she saw a little girl she could not ignore. “She was 12 years old, and I noticed she was limping,” she recalled. Using her medical skills, and days of earning the girl’s trust, she figured out that she had been sexually assaulted. So began a journey of advocating for girls and women.

How do we build a worldwide online community of freethinkers?

[ < 1 minute to read ] In a world currently marked by religious tensions and conflicts, many of us—be it atheists, humanists, skeptics, feminists, anti-racists, liberal religious individuals, or members of the LGBTQ+ community—find common ground in valuing the freedom to believe, express oneself, and live authentically. Amidst these global challenges, uniting our voices can send a powerful message of hope […]

Exploring the Foundations of Morality: Secular vs. Religious Perspectives

[ 3 minutes to read ] Exploring the Foundations of Morality: Secular vs. Religious Perspectives Morality, the compass of human behavior, guides us through the intricate maze of right and wrong. It shapes our decisions, influences our relationships, and underpins the values that define our society. Two primary perspectives have emerged in our quest to understand and practice morality: secular morality […]

Exploring the Ethics of Proselytism: Balancing Faith and Respect

[ 3 minutes to read ] Balancing Faith and Respect Proselytism, the act of attempting to convert others to one’s beliefs, can be a deeply divisive and controversial practice. It is a fundamental aspect of many religious and ideological movements, but its ethical implications have long been a subject of debate. This article aims to explore the ethics of proselytism, examining […]

State atheism as a preferable model? The 21st century is the century of religion!

[ 2 minutes to read ] Welcome to the 21st century! The age of science, artificial intelligence, renewable energy, sustainability, space exploration, social media – and now guess what – yes, religion. Christianity: Approximately 2.3 billion adherents Islam: Approximately 1.9 billion adherents (while the world’s population is projected to grow 32% in the coming decades, the number of Muslims is expected to […]

Voyagers of the Mind: Chronicles of Atheist Pioneers

[ 2 minutes to read ] As history unfurled, a courageous league of atheist thinkers bore the torch of enlightenment, championing reason and innovation in a world often overshadowed by the stifling darkness of religious dogma. This is their chronicle, a tribute to those pioneers who illuminated the path of progress, fostering freedom and knowledge against the repressive grasp of religious […]

Save us! Afghan Atheists

[ < 1 minute to read ] I am an Afghan atheist who is currently living in Afghanistan under the rule of the Taliban and probably many like me spend their days and nights here waiting for their death. Our life here is very difficult, every day there is fear that the Taliban will arrest us today or tomorrow, but the world […]

Atheism in Hollywood: How Celebrities Navigate Faith and Non-Belief

[ 2 minutes to read ] In the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, where image is everything, it’s not uncommon to find celebrities who openly express their religious beliefs. However, there’s a growing number of celebrities who identify as atheists, challenging the traditional norms of faith in the entertainment industry. This blog post explores how these celebrities navigate their non-belief in […]

Urgent: Will You Help Save the Last Beacon of Atheism in Kenya? Your Small Action Can Make a Huge Difference!

[ 2 minutes to read ] Dear fellow secularists, humanists, and atheists, We, at the Secular Underground Network, are reaching out to our global community, urging you to rally behind our friends at the Atheists Society in Kenya. They are currently fighting an uphill battle for their right to exist in a climate that often challenges secular viewpoints and seeks to […]