Introducing Ike, our man on the ground, helping the displaced children in northern Nigeria

[ < 1 minute to read ] In this series of videos, we’re going to get to know Ike, our man on the ground working diligently to help displaced children in Borno state in Northern Nigeria. These poor souls have been displaced by the aggression of Boko Haram.This extremist organisation is actively recruiting/kidnapping street children to enforce their ranks. We’re hoping to […]

Our new project: Help to stop Boko Haram recruiting child soldiers

[ 2 minutes to read ] The Almajiri system is a traditional Islamic education system that has been prevalent in Northern Nigeria for centuries. Historically, it served as a means of imparting Quranic knowledge to young boys, who are often sent away from their homes to live with Islamic scholars. The term “Almajiri” is derived from the Arabic word “al-Muhajirun,” meaning migrants, reflecting the idea that these children leave their homes in pursuit of religious education. 

To what extent can I distance myself from this confinement?

[ 2 minutes to read ] In the midst of Afghanistan’s stringent customs and societal norms, I found myself at a crossroads, grappling with the weight of my past decisions. The unexpected turn in my life occurred when I formed a friendship with a young man, and it was decided that he would propose to me. In order to comply with Afghan traditions, we chose to claim that we had no prior knowledge of each other before the marriage proposal, for Afghanistan’s strict rules on pre-marital relationships carried the weight of severe consequences and social criticism.

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 […]

Understanding Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation: Exploring Diverse Perspectives.

[ 3 minutes to read ] Understanding Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation: Exploring Diverse Perspectives Gender identity and sexual orientation are deeply complex aspects of human identity. They shape how individuals perceive themselves and who they are attracted to, yet there is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of what determines these facets of our identity. This article delves into the […]

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 […]

Celebrating World Humanitarian Day: Honoring Heroes of Compassion

[ 3 minutes to read ] World Humanitarian Day, observed on August 19th each year, is a momentous occasion that celebrates the tireless efforts of humanitarian workers worldwide. This special day serves as a reminder of the essential role they play in alleviating human suffering and promoting peace and stability in the face of crises. In this article, we delve into […]

Nelson Mandela: A Champion of Humanism, Freedom, and Secularism

[ 3 minutes to read ] Nelson Mandela Day #MandelaDay2023 is an annual international observance celebrated on July 18th to honor the legacy of Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa and a prominent anti-apartheid activist. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the aim of promoting peace, reconciliation, and cultural diversity, and to […]

Countries Leading the Way in Recognizing Humanist and Secular Values: Protecting Rights and Freedoms

[ 3 minutes to read ] In a world where diverse beliefs and philosophies coexist, the recognition of humanist and secular values has gained importance as a means to safeguard individual rights and freedoms. This article explores countries that have made significant progress in embracing humanist and secular ideals while actively protecting the rights and freedoms of their citizens. By prioritizing […]

The Complex Relationship between the Church and African States: Balancing Political Power, Human Rights, and Secularism

[ 4 minutes to read ] The relationship between the church and African states has a long and complex history that dates back to the colonial era. During this time, European powers used Christianity as a tool of colonization, with missionaries playing a key role in spreading Christianity and Western values throughout Africa. The church was often complicit in the oppression and exploitation of Africans by colonial powers, with many missionaries promoting the idea of European superiority over Africans.

The Influence of White Evangelicals on Homophobia in Africa

[ 2 minutes to read ] There have been reports of some American evangelical organizations and individuals working in Africa to spread their anti-LGBTQ and moral agenda. Some of these groups have been accused of funding and supporting campaigns that promote discrimination against LGBTQ individuals and advocating for laws that criminalize homosexuality. These efforts have often been criticized by human rights […]

The persecution of atheists and ex-Muslims in the Middle East and its implications for human rights and freedom of thought.

[ 4 minutes to read ] The combination of stringent religious laws and conservative societal attitudes in many Middle Eastern countries have fostered an environment in which individuals who do not adhere to religious beliefs are often subject to discrimination, persecution, and prosecution. It is imperative for the global community to continue exerting pressure on Middle Eastern governments to uphold fundamental human rights such as freedom of expression and belief and ensure the safeguarding of non-believers’ liberties.

Bill Maher: “Atheists are the fasted growing religious group in the US”

[ < 1 minute to read ] In a recent episode of his show, “Real Time with Bill Maher,” the famous comedian, political commentator, and television host, Bill Maher, declared that atheists are the fastest-growing “religious group” in the United States. According to Maher, over one-third of the US population identifies as “none” when asked about their religious affiliation, and atheism is […]

The crime of Islamic militias in Iraq against Atheist and other minorities

[ 2 minutes to read ] Iraq has long been a battleground for conflicts, wars, and terrorist activities. These conflicts have had severe consequences for the country’s minorities, including atheists and members of the LGBT community. The rise of Islamic militias and radical Islamic groups has led to an increase in violence and persecution against these minority groups, forcing many to flee the country or hide their identities for fear of retribution.