Conference of a life-time on the Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil Rights

Sep 8, 2014

Conference of a life-time on the Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil Rights
11-12 October 2014
The Tower Hotel, St Katharine’s Way, London E1W 1LD, UK


“Secularism is probably the one big issue for our century. This century is not, as many still think, marked by a religious or spiritual revival. What we are actually witnessing is the rise of extreme-Right political movements, working under the cover of religion. Everywhere. No one is spared… Secularists are being attacked in many places in the world today: they are jailed, killed, tortured; their very existence is considered an offense to believers in many non-secular states. … There is a need for secularists around the world to come together and examine their situations, to exchange information, to strategize and to join hands,” writes Algerian secularist Marieme Helie Lucas (

This is the impetus behind the 11-12 October 2014 International Conference on the Religious Right, Secularism and Civil Rights in London with speakers from countries or the Diaspora as diverse as Algeria, Bangladesh, Canada, Egypt, France, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Libya, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Senegal, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, UK, USA and Yemen.

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Join this historic conference which will establish an international front of secularists against the religious-Right.

Secularism. Today. Now.

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The conference is endorsed by Atheist Alliance International; Bread and Roses TV; Children First Now; Center for Inquiry; Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain; Equal Rights Now – Organisation against Women’s Discrimination in Iran; Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation; International Committee against Stoning; International Committee against Execution; International Federation of Iranian Refugees; Iran Solidarity; National Secular Society; One Law for All; Secularism is a Women’s Issue; The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science UK; and Women Living Under Muslim Laws amongst others.

Richard Dawkins will be attending the conference.

For more information, contact:
Amal Farah, Atoosa Khatiri, Eileen McFadden, Gaby Grammeno, Marieme Helie Lucas and Maryam Namazie
Conference Organising Committee

One comment on “Conference of a life-time on the Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil Rights”

  • While I don’t view this conference in any kind of negative light, as such…

    One of the lesser reasons I chose to be an atheist is so I don’t have to sit in drafty old buildings, with hundreds of other people, packed in like sardines, while I’m lectured at about things I already know and/or agree with.

    Though at least the poor blighters in te church pews don’t get charged £120 minimum for the priviledge. Given that the last convention I went to was £80 for FIVE days (in Berlin) I have to ask: Was a view of Tower Bridge really a vital consideration when chosing the best possible location for this conference?

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