AFT Bulletin, 2022-12-19

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Book Launch

The Failure of Secularism in the English-Speaking World

Wednesday 18th January 2023 @ 6 pm
Librairie Le Port de tête
262 Avenue du Mont-Royal Est, Montréal

Métro Mont-Royal

The book is in English.
The launch event will be in French and English.

Further information about Stillbirth

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Yasmine Mohammed

2022-11-19: A Conversation with Yasmine Mohammed

Video of Her Talk

Yasmine’s comment about organizations in Canada outside Quebec which claim to support secularism but oppose Bill 21:

“So these so-called ‘secular’ groups and ‘atheist’ groups, really it’s embarrassing that they are so ignorant about the true meaning of secularism and the true purpose of secularism. But unfortunately we do see that, because the general understanding of the term secularism is freedom OF religion and they forget that it also should mean freedom FROM religion.”

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“Stillbirth, The Failure of Secularism in the English-Speaking World”

Review by Pierre Marchand

“The book traces the history of secularism in France, the United States, England and Canada. It exposes the excesses resulting from a weak separation between State and religions, as is currently the case in Canada and the United States.”

“The book proposes a universalist model including the equality of all humans, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, religion or ethnicity, freedom of conscience and separation between the State and all religions.”

“Finally, the author takes issue with the ideas of the post-left which rejects the ideals of the Enlightenment.[…]”

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What exactly are opponents of Bill 21 advocating?

Nadia El-Mabrouk, President of Rassemblement pour la laïcité (Alliance for Secularism) & Yasmine Mohammed, President of Free Hearts Free Minds

“If religion is an identity, then it is no longer a freedom. Moreover, this vision of religion directly contradicts Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which proclaims the freedom to change one’s religion or belief precisely in the name of freedom of conscience, thought and religion.”

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AFT Informal Meeting, 14th January 2023

On-line event, by Zoom

Saturday 14th January 2023
2:00 to 4:00 pm

Topic of discussion:
Action Plan 2023, to promote atheism

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