2 mn read Ever since I’ve been involved in helping freethinkers and those on the run for their convictions, I’ve noticed one thing in particular. They have to survive all by themselves in a world that is often very hostile towards them. Loneliness, depression, trauma and poverty go hand in hand. Millions of people around the world are fleeing war, hunger or persecution. We all have seen the images of columns of people, packed with bags, mattresses, household goods, and children on their arms. Families who have lost everything but are looking for a safe haven together. That’s all they have left: each
3 mn read Atheists, humanists, “religion-switchers” and apostates who just came out are often alone and lacking any social support from their families and friends. In some countries they are in danger of being molested, prosecuted or even killed. We can offer them some moral support, practical help, therapy, and sometimes funding to build up a new life. You can be part of that, in different ways: Sponsor a case: If there is a specific case that has your sympathy, you are welcome to support that person or family with a one-time or recurring donation. Alle the money goes for 100% directly to
5 mn read November 2020 – In 2014 the radical Islamic group Boko Haram kidnapped two hundred and seventy-six mostly Christian girls from a school in Chibok, Nigeria. Since then, Joel has experienced more than just losing his sister to that now-infamous kidnapping. She is still missing. Things just keep getting worse. From left to right: Joel’s sister and Joel’s burned down shop. Today, Joel is fighting for his life – in every way one can imagine. He has a plan for a better life…he just needs a little help. Even some of his friends have joined Boko Haram, and he is now
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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.