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Challenging Religious Privilege

Upcoming Events

Links are provided to events which may be of interest to secularists. Unless otherwise stated the NSS does not necessarily support or endorse these events.

A talk by Prof. Ted Cantle: will hope and respect trump hate and fear?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017

Date: Monday 27th March 2017 | 19.30
Location: The Canal House, 48-52 Canal Street, Nottingham
Tickets: £2
Details: Come and hear Professor Ted Cantle speak on how to heal the cultural, economic and religious divisions that exist and how young people are rejecting the calls to arms offered by many community and faith leaders.

Defending progressivism conference

Sat, 29 Apr 2017

Date: Saturday 29th April 2017
Tickets:From £9.
Location: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL
Details: Organised by Conatus News and Culture Project (and sponsored by the NSS and BHA) Defending Progressivism is an unprecedented day-long conference focussing on defending social-progressivism (LGBT Rights, Feminism, Environmentalism, Secularism, Irreligiosity, etc.) held in the famed Conway Hall. Not only showcasing some of the most significant challenges to social progressivism through distinguished panel-discussions, individual talks, stalls and book sales, but some of the greatest minds in activism today will exchange views concerning such crucibles and how we, as social-progressives, can begin to get a foothold in opposition to redress them.

Confirmed speakers so far include:

  • Terry Sanderson (Secularist and gay rights activist, author, journalist, and president of the National Secular Society
  • Chris Moos (Secularist, writer and activist - member of the NSS Council)
  • Maryam Namazie (Iranian-born secularist and human rights activist, commentator and broadcaster)
  • Benjamin David (Activist, writer and founder of Conatus News)
  • Professor AC Grayling (Philosopher and Author)
  • Sara Khan (Award winning counter-extremism and women's rights activist, author and public speakers
  • Houzan Mahmoud (Kurdish Feminist, Secularist, and co-founder of Kurdish Culture Project)
  • Peter Tatchell (Renowned Human Rights campaigner)
  • Hibo Wardere (Somalian-born campaigner against female genital mutilation, author, and public speaker)

International Conference on Freedom of Conscience and Expression in the 21st Century

Sat, 22 Jul 2017

Date: Saturday 22 - Sunday 23 July 2017
Location: Central London
Tickets: See website for details
Details: The exciting two-day conference will be a follow up to the historic 2014 International Conference on the Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil Rights and will discuss censorship and blasphemy laws, freedom of and from religion, apostasy, the limits of religion's role in society, LGBT and women's rights, secular values and more.

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