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Challenging Religious Privilege

Upcoming Events

Losing Our Religion? Social Attitudes in a Post-Christian Scotland

Sun, 27 Jul 2014

Date: Sunday 27 July, 2pm – 5pm
Venue: Royal Over-Seas League (100 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3AB)

Michael Rosie (University of Edinburgh) is a sociologist specialising in identity and belonging, particularly (but by no means exclusively) in Scotland. He is particularly interested in the intersections of national and religious identities in relation to perceptions and experiences of 'sectarianism' in Scotland, not least against the context of rapid and far-reaching secularisation. Current research includes religion's (ir)relevance to Scotland's independence debate, policy and action around sectarianism, ethno-religious British Unionism/Loyalism, and young people and the Scottish Referendum.

International Association of Free Thought (IAFT) Congress

Mon, 11 Aug 2014

Date: Monday 11 August
Venue: Conway hall, London

Freethinkers from around the world will come together to debate and act for church/state separation; for justice for victims of religion; and against the public financing of churches.

International conference on the Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil Rights

Sat, 11 Oct 2014

Date: 11th - 12th October, 2014
Venue: The Tower Hotel, London

One Law for All and Fitnah are holding a two–day international conference on the Religious-Right, secularism and civil rights.

Notable speakers from around the world will be joining in for a weekend of discussions and debates on the Religious Right, its attacks on civil rights and freedoms, and the role of secularism for 21st century humanity. The Arab uprisings, Sharia and religious laws, the burqa and conspicuous religious symbols, freedom of expression and Islamophobia, faith schools and religious education, reproductive rights and secular values will be amongst the topics discussed.