31st March — 2nd April 2017
The “Days of Atheism” are organized each spring by our Polish friends of the Kazimierz Lyszczynski Foundation to commemorate the death of that great atheist Kazimierz Lyszczynski and to affirm freedom of conscience. The event is a celebration of atheism which, each year, attracts increasing numbers of atheists from Poland and from around the world. It includes the Atheist March and the historical reenactment of the execution of Lyszczynski, as well as lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions and film screenings.
Fauzia Ilyas & Michael Nugent, Atheists of The Year, International Category
The ATHEIST OF THE YEAR 2017 Prize, in the INTERNATIONAL category, was awarded ex aequo to FAUZIA ILYAS (Pakistan) and MICHAEL NUGENT (Ireland).
Grażyna Juszczyk, Atheist of The Year, National Category
The ATHEIST OF THE YEAR 2017 Prize, in the NATIONAL category, was awarded to Grażyna Juszczyk, a mathematics teacher who fought courageously to have a crucifix removed from the teachers’ room in a primary school in a small Polish town. After three years, she finally won!
- Declaration on Blasphemy and Apostasy
- Why Atheism?, David Rand
- LGBTQ Human Rights Versus Religion, David Rand
- Bread and Roses TV with Maryam Namazie and Fariborz Pooya, 2017-04-17, Interview with Nina Sankari from about 9 min. to 22 min.
This programme is recommended by the Islamic regime of Iran as “immoral and corrupt”—high praise indeed!
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Nina Sankari (Poland), Jane Donnelly (Ireland), Michael Nugent (Ireland) with his prize,
Fauzia Ilyas (Pakistan) with his prize, Maryam Namazie (Great Britain) and David Rand (Canada)
“Atheism in Poland was not brought on the bayonet of the Red Army. Atheism in Poland has a long tradition.”
Grażyna Juszczyk, Atheist of the Year 2017, national category