Tag: secularism

World Atheist Day 2021

23rd March 2021 The International Coalition of Ex-Muslims and Atheist Republic have established the 23rd of March of each year as #AtheistDay in order to normalise atheism, defend the basic right to freedom from religion, and to stand in solidarity

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“Islamophobia” is Blasphemy

By Atheist Freethinkers Position adopted 2021-03-20. We, Atheist Freethinkers, strongly support the End Blasphemy Laws campaign whose goal is the repeal of all laws, in all countries of the world, which criminalize “blasphemy” or “insult to religion” or “hurting religious

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In the News:
Launch of Prix de la laïcité Guy-Rocher

Le gouvernement du Québec lance le prix de la laïcité Guy-Rocher (The Quebec Government launches the Guy-Rocher Secularism Prize), Cabinet of the Minister of Justice and the Attorney-General, Gouvernement du Québec, 2021-03-06. Click to view full size Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette

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Secularism in the Republic and Canton of Geneva

Pierre Clouter ll.m & David Rand 2021-02-26 The Great Little City of Geneva The city of Geneva, tucked away in the westernmost corner of Switzerland, where the Rhône exits Lake Geneva, is not very large. Its population is only about

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In the News:
Call to Repeal the Concordat in Alsace-Moselle

Loi séparatisme: il est temps d’abroger le concordat d’Alsace-Moselle (“Separatism Law: It is Time to Repeal the Concordat in Alsace-Moselle”), Alexis Corbière, Huffington Post France, 2021-02-10. The author of the above article argues that it is inconsistent to allow a

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Thank You Donors!

We Thank Our Donors! Many thanks to each and every one of you who have donated (and some of you, several times!) to our Legal Fund. We are particularly grateful for the generosity of the Rationalist Association of New South

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Global Atheist News 2021

“Global Atheist News” is a periodic news service of FreeThought Productions by John Richards. (G.A.N. was previously affiliated with Atheist Alliance International, AAI) Global Atheist News: Full Reports 2021-02-20 2021-01-30 2021-01-23 2021-01-16 2021-01-02, introducing Global Atheist News David Rand is

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2021-01-30, Global Atheist News, D.R., transcript

David Rand 2021-01-30 Supreme Court rejects appeal in Catholic sex-abuse case In a case involving four men who were sexually abused in the 1950s at Mount Cashel orphanage operated by the Christian Brothers in St. John’s, Newfoundland, the Supreme Court

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What Was Left Unsaid at the Trial of Bill 21

David Rand 2021-01-21 In the Same Series: What Was Left Unsaid at the Trial of Bill 21 (THIS PAGE) Does the EMSB Condone Child Abuse? Oral Arguments of AFT—Courtroom Log of Hak versus AGQ An Orgy of Hateful Hyperbole—Courtroom Log:

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2021-01-16, Global Atheist News, D.R., transcript

David Rand 2021-01-16 (This installment was originally scheduled for January 9th but was delayed until January 16th.) The big news from Canada in January 2021 is the court challenge to Bill 21 before Quebec Superior Court. Bill 21 was adopted

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Does the EMSB Condone Child Abuse?

David Rand, Réal Boivin, Pierre Thibault Libres penseurs athées—Atheist Freethinkers, Association intervening in the case Hak versus AGQ 2020-12-24 In the Same Series: What Was Left Unsaid at the Trial of Bill 21 Does the EMSB Condone Child Abuse? (THIS

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Oral Arguments of Atheist Freethinkers, Courtroom Log of Hak versus AGQ

The Act respecting the laicity of the State (Bill 21) Before the Courts Oral Arguments of AFT, 14th December 2020 Quebec Superior Court David Rand 2020-12-17 In the Same Series: What Was Left Unsaid at the Trial of Bill 21

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PRESS RELEASE, 2020-12-08

For immediate release Atheist Freethinkers will plead its case for Bill 21 Montreal, 8th December 2020 — Atheist Freethinkers (LPA-AFT), an association which promotes secularism and supports the rights of atheists, will plead its case before Quebec Superior Court, presided by

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An Orgy of Hateful Hyperbole: Courtroom Log of Hak versus AGQ: Week 5

An Orgy of Hateful Hyperbole The Act respecting the laicity of the State (Bill 21) Before the Courts Summary of the fifth week, 30th November – 4th December 2020 Quebec Superior Court David Rand 2020-12-10 In the Same Series: What

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Courtroom Log of Hak versus AGQ: Week 4

The Act respecting the laicity of the State (Bill 21) Before the Courts Summary of the fourth week, 23rd and 24th November 2020 Quebec Superior Court David Rand 2020-12-26 In the Same Series: What Was Left Unsaid at the Trial

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Courtroom Log of Hak versus AGQ: Week 3

The Act respecting the laicity of the State (Bill 21) Before the Courts Summary of the third week, 16th – 20th November 2020 Quebec Superior Court David Rand 2020-11-27 In the Same Series: What Was Left Unsaid at the Trial

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Courtroom Log of Hak versus AGQ: Week 2

The Act respecting the laicity of the State (Bill 21) Before the Courts Summary of the second week, 9th – 13th November 2020 Quebec Superior Court David Rand 2020-11-21 In the Same Series: What Was Left Unsaid at the Trial

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Courtroom Log of Hak versus AGQ: Week 1

The Act respecting the laicity of the State (Bill 21) Before the Courts Summary of the first week, 2nd – 6th November 2020 Quebec Superior Court David Rand 2020-11-09 In the Same Series: What Was Left Unsaid at the Trial

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Pauline Marois Supports Bill 21

Letter from Pauline Marois in Support of Bill 21 2020-10-19 Pauline Marois was the first woman to become premier of Quebec, from September 2012 to April 2014. In 2013, her government proposed a Charter of Secularism, but was defeated in

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Court Intervention in Support of Bill 21

Atheist Freethinkers Our Approach to Bill 21 2020-09-16 See also our Press Release, 2020-09-16 Our Intervention has been Accepted! Our request to intervene in the case of I. N. HAK et al. against the Attorney-General of Quebec has been accepted

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PRESS RELEASE, 2020-09-16

For immediate release LPA-AFT’s Court Intervention in Support of Bill 21 Montreal, 16th September 2020 — Atheist Freethinkers (LPA-AFT), an association which promotes secularism and supports the rights of atheists, will intervene in the case of I. N. HAK et al.

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Why We Support Bill 21

AFT On-line Event, 2020-08-08 David Rand, President, Atheist Freethinkers Publication date: 2020-08-11 This talk was accompanied by a presentation of some thirty slides which we suggest you consult while reading through the text below. The video of the presentation is

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Legal Fund

Fundraising Campaign for our Court Intervention in Support of Bill 21 avril 2020 We, Atheist Freethinkers, announce our intervention before Quebec Superior Court in case 500-17-108353-197 initiated by Ichrak Nourel Hak, with the support of the CCLA and the NCCM,

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In the News: AAI’s John Richards Interviews David Rand, UPDATE

Interview: David Rand, Canada, John Richards, AAI Youtube channel, 2020-06-22. Previous video: In the News: AAI’s John Richards Interviews David Rand about Quebec Bill 21 Please donate to our Legal Fund: Legal Fund, Fundraising Campaign for our Court Intervention in

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PRESS RELEASE, 2020-06-15

For immediate release LPA-AFT intervenes before the courts in support of Bill 21 Montreal, 15th June 2020 — Atheist Freethinkers (LPA-AFT), an association which promotes secularism and supports the rights of atheists, announces that it will be seeking permission to

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