Freethinkers take on religious far-right at secularism conference in Tower Hill

Oct 17, 2014

By Adam Barnett

Freethinkers from around the world gathered in Tower Hill for a secularism conference supported by famous atheist Richard Dawkins.

The two day conference on the weekend hosted speakers from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and America at the Tower Hotel in the shadow of Tower Bridge.

A spokesman for the hotel said they received several emails and phone calls of a “serious nature” over the event that saw police attend the venue, but it went ahead without incident.

It was convened by British-Iranian feminist Maryam Namazie and Algerian sociologist Marieme Helie Lucas, with funding from the Richard Dawkins Foundation, to discuss the global struggle against the religious far-right.


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