#IWant2BFree Day 2 – Individual Speakers and Artists

July 21, 2017

These are the individual speakers and events this Sunday 23 July, at the Glastonbury of Freethinkers, London’s International Conference on Free Expression and Conscience. There will also be eight panel discussions during the weekend. Jane Donnelly and I will be speaking on behalf of Atheist Ireland on two of these panels. Use the hashtag #IWant2BFree this […]

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#IWant2BFree Panel 4 – Secularism as a Human Right

July 21, 2017

These are the speakers on the panel discussion on Secularism as a Human Right, from 16:45-18:15 this Saturday 22 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 3 – Religion in the Law and State

July 21, 2017

These are the speakers on the panel discussion on Religion in the Law and State, from 14:30-16:00 this Saturday 22 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 […]

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#IWant2BFree Panel 2 – Blasphemy, Islamophobia, Freedom of Expression

July 21, 2017

These are the speakers on the panel discussion on Blasphemy, Islamophobia, Freedom of Thought and Expression, from 12:00-13:30 this Saturday 22 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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#IWant2BFree Panel 1 – Islam’s Non-Believers

July 21, 2017

These are the speakers on the panel discussion on Islam’s Non-Believers, from 10:30-11:30 this Saturday 22 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. Use […]

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#IWant2BFree Day 1 – Individual Speakers and Artists

July 21, 2017

These are the individual speakers and events this Saturday 22 July, at the Glastonbury of Freethinkers, London’s International Conference on Free Expression and Conscience. There will also be eight panel discussions during the weekend. Jane Donnelly and I will be speaking on behalf of Atheist Ireland on two of these panels. Use the hashtag #IWant2BFree this […]

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Michael and Zelinda Sherlock, campaigning for a better world

July 20, 2017

Having campaigned for years with my late wife Anne Holliday for peace and secularism in Ireland, I am always encouraged to see the synergy of other husband and wife teams who are both campaigning for a better world. One such team in Australia is Michael and Zelinda Sherlock. They have different focuses to their respective […]

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UN questions Pakistan after briefing by Atheist Ireland, Evangelical Alliance and Ahmadi Muslims

July 15, 2017

This week in Geneva, the United Nations Human Rights Committee questioned Pakistan on its human rights obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Before this, the Committee was briefed by six NGOs, including a unique joint delegation from Atheist Ireland, the Evangelical Alliance of Ireland and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Ireland. […]

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Irish Atheists, Evangelicals and Ahmadi Muslims will jointly address UN this week about Pakistan

July 8, 2017

In the coming week, Irish Atheists, Evangelicals and Ahmadi Muslims will be jointly challenging human rights abuses in Pakistan, at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. We will be speaking out for persecuted religious and nonreligious minorities living in Pakistan, who are afraid to speak out themselves. On Monday July 10th, we will formally address […]

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Minister Bruton’s new proposal is an unjust fine-tuning of an already unjust religious discrimination

June 28, 2017

Minister Bruton’s new proposal on schools admissions is an unjust fine-tuning of an already unjust religious discrimination. He is proposing to stop Catholic schools refusing to admit children on the basis of religion, but minority faith primary schools will be allowed to continue doing this. But there is a basic principle at stake here, which […]

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