Personal stories of freethinkers
3 mn read December 2023 – Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right, enshrined in article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. However, there are governments and individuals in positions of power around the globe that threaten this right. One such way to threaten this freedom is through laws of blasphemy. It virtually silences anyone […]
Leaving Bangladesh was the first hurdle for Shadhin, finding ways to stay safe elsewhere is the second.
14 mn read “I get constant threats from the jihadis on the phone/social media. I’m hiding from them all these years. What if they get to know my location because those people whom we used to trust are even against us now. I’m sick of dealing with them already. I can’t take all these stresses anymore. It has been ongoing for five years now. I am living without freedom and peace and I need to leave this place as soon as possible.”
3 mn read He’s worked very hard and is almost there to finish his education to become a midwife at the Kagando School of nursing. An exam is all that stands in the way between Nahabwe Moses from Uganda and his much-desired diploma. With this diploma, a whole new world will open for him as he can get […]
Secular news from around the world
< 1 mn read We, the undersigned freethought, ex-Muslim, atheist, and secularist organisations, have joined together to politically sponsor the well-known Iranian atheist and ex-Muslim Soheil Arabi, who was re-arrested from his home on 2 January 2023 by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s security forces. Sources have informed us that he was violently beaten during the arrest, denied much-needed medicine […]
3 mn read A student visa is often the only option for young atheists who are in danger and must leave their home country. This is the most efficient way of evacuating to a safe location before continuing the journey to their ultimate destination. After all, obtaining admission and a student visa, especially in Australia, Europe, and North […]
2 mn read Hesham Fouad Ahmed (Hesham El Masry), is an Egyptian Atheist blogger. After a religious discourse with a Sheikh from Al-Azhar (Ahmed Karima) on YouTube, Ahmed Karima cursed Hesham and then withdrew from the discussion. Then the Sheikh took advantage of his connections to press the national security to apprehend Hesham and the owner of the […]
Opinions and columns of our community members
2 mn read On Oct. 12, 2022, a video began circulating on Twitter showing a Russian military officer giving a pep talk to his subordinates on the eve of deployment to Ukraine. His language and rhetoric were, let’s just say, a little peculiar. “I promise we will win this holy war,” he tells them. “Who is fighting against […]
3 mn read Human evolution has created a primitive instinct in nature to procure any defensive mechanism. This is not just with humans. Plants and other animals alike developed over time a protective means to shield them from danger. When living organisms sense danger, they are either prone to act offensively or camouflage within their environment. Unlike other […]
3 mn read Be our voice, the regime wants to execute innocent humans Art has always been a good way to show love, anger, hatred, emotions and even protest. Toomaj Salehi is a young brave Iranian rapper who stood up for his people. He was threatened to be executed by the regime the first time he got […]
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The Secular Underground Network connects freethinkers, humanists, atheists and liberal minds from all over the world. We offer every freethinker a platform as an open channel to ventilate opinions, news and ideas.
Some of our community members are excluded, harassed, molested or threatened for their (dis)beliefs. As a global support network we help them with information, connections, practical support and if necessary funding.
How SUN saves lives
The Secular Underground Network connects freethinkers, humanists, atheists and everyone that believes in freedom of thought. Some of our members experience exclusion from their family and friends, some get threats or are imprisoned for what they believe. Besides sharing stories and news, we intend to support these people financially. Currently we are helping:
- a Pakistan family where the father is imprisoned for blasphemy
- several Afghan atheists who are living in the shade to prevent being persecuted by the Taliban
- a Somali family that was able to flee the country but needs to build up a life
- an Indonesian couple that is expelled from the family and jobs because they left religion.
- a young, black, gay man in Yemen, that suffers from medical issues, harassment and discrimination.
With more regular donors we can help more people to survive and build up a future in freedom.