Are Irish atheists totalitarian?

by Michael Nugent on August 16, 2017

On Newstalk this morning, I and former Senator Joe O’Toole discussed Joe’s recent article in the Irish Times, which claimed that Ireland has swapped authoritarian Catholicism for totalitarian atheism.

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I discussed atheism and critical thinking with JJ Clarke on the Healthy Living Show on Dublin City FM this Monday.

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Books that speak to my soul

by Michael Nugent on August 13, 2017

The Childcraft How and Why Library, the 1972 FA Cup Final Programme, Unweaving the Rainbow by Richard Dawkins, and Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King – my interview today on BBC Radio Ulster Sunday Sequence about books that speak to my soul.

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IHEU Congress 2017Atheist Ireland has joined the International Humanist and Ethical Union. IHEU is a global representative body uniting a diversity of non-religious organisations and individuals.

We also remain members of Atheist Alliance International, a global network that was restructured and relaunched at an Atheist Ireland convention in Dublin five years ago.

Our membership of both organisations will strengthen our ability to promote atheism, reason and secularism, not only in Ireland, but also in theocracies and democracies globally.

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UN tells Pakistan to end blasphemy laws, and respect freedom of religion and belief for all

July 27, 2017

The United Nations Human Rights Committee has today told Pakistan to respect human rights, including freedom of religion and belief, under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Atheist Ireland, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Ireland, and the Evangelical Alliance of Ireland, briefed the UN Committee in Geneva, before it questioned Pakistan in order to […]

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Why KPFA Radio should reconsider breaking its agreement with Richard Dawkins

July 26, 2017

I have today sent this letter to Quincy McCoy, General Manager of KPFA Radio in California. Dear Quincy, I am writing to ask you to reconsider your approach to the problem that you have created by unilaterally breaking your agreement to host Richard Dawkins speaking about his new book Science in the Soul. This includes the […]

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#IWant2BFree Panel 8 – Art as Resistance

July 21, 2017

These are the speakers on the panel discussion on Art as Resistance, from 17:00-18:30 this Sunday 23 July, at the Glastonbury of Freethinkers, London’s International Conference on Free Expression and Conscience. There are eight panel discussions over the weekend. Jane Donnelly and I will be speaking at two of them on behalf of Atheist Ireland. […]

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#IWant2BFree Panel 7 – Out, Loud and Proud

July 21, 2017

These are the speakers on the panel discussion on Out, Loud and Proud, from 15:00-16:30 this Sunday 23 July, at the Glastonbury of Freethinkers, London’s International Conference on Free Expression and Conscience. There are eight panel discussions over the weekend. Jane Donnelly and I will be speaking at two of them on behalf of Atheist […]

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#IWant2BFree Panel 6 – Identity Politics, Communalism and Multiculturalism

July 21, 2017

These are the speakers on the panel discussion on Identity Politics, Communalism and Multiculturalism, from 12:30-14:00 this Sunday 23 July, at the Glastonbury of Freethinkers, London’s International Conference on Free Expression and Conscience. There are eight panel discussions over the weekend. Jane Donnelly and I will be speaking at two of them on behalf of […]

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#IWant2BFree Panel 5 – Women’s Resistance, the Veil and Religious Morality

July 21, 2017

These are the speakers on the panel discussion on Women’s Resistance, the Veil and Religious Morality, from 10:25-11:55 this Sunday 23 July, at the Glastonbury of Freethinkers, London’s International Conference on Free Expression and Conscience. There are eight panel discussions over the weekend. Jane Donnelly and I will be speaking at two of them on […]

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