Protecting non-religious and ex-religious people around the world

Si Gladman / 09 May 2024

In Western countries such as Australia, political debates over ‘religious freedom’ and ‘religious discrimination’ typically ignore the fact that provisions in international law protect non-religious and ex-religious people on an equal footing with religious people. And, in many parts of the world, atheists, other non-religious people and ex-religious people face grave dangers on a daily basis for their beliefs.

At this webinar, two inspirational leaders of global organisations, Zara Kay and Tonoy Emroz Alam, will update us on the threats facing non-religious, ex-religious people and people wanting to leave religion. The webinar will also highlight the work they are doing to support people in need and to help them survive.

Zara is an ex-Muslim atheist, secular activist and women’s rights activist. She is the founder of Faithless Hijabi, an international non-profit organisation dedicated to empowering ex-Muslims, providing mental health support to help them heal and overcome religious trauma.

Tonoy is an ex-Muslim atheist and contributor to a blog founded by murdered Bangladeshi atheist Avijit Roy. He is president of Atheist Alliance International.

All the more reason.