The Complex Relationship between the Church and African States: Balancing Political Power, Human Rights, and Secularism

4 mn read The relationship between the church and African states has a long and complex history that dates back to the colonial era. During this time, European powers used Christianity as a tool of colonization, with missionaries playing a key role in spreading Christianity and Western values throughout Africa. The church was often complicit in the oppression and exploitation of Africans by colonial powers, with many missionaries promoting the idea of European superiority over Africans.

The Influence of White Evangelicals on Homophobia in Africa

2 mn read There have been reports of some American evangelical organizations and individuals working in Africa to spread their anti-LGBTQ and moral agenda. Some of these groups have been accused of funding and supporting campaigns that promote discrimination against LGBTQ individuals and advocating for laws that criminalize homosexuality. These efforts have often been criticized by human rights […]

Breaking the Chains of Classism in Africa: Addressing Economic Disparities and Fostering Inclusive Growth

6 mn read The economic disparities that result from classism in Africa are complex and multi-dimensional. They are often influenced by a range of factors, including historical legacies of colonialism, unequal distribution of resources, and corrupt governance. These factors have resulted in a situation where individuals from certain social classes or economic backgrounds have limited access to education, job opportunities, and wealth, while others have access to these resources in abundance.

Pseudoscience: How to Spot and Avoid the Harmful Nuts

2 mn read Have you ever heard of people using crystals to heal their ailments or reading their horoscope to make major life decisions? Imagine if you could cure cancer by simply drinking a special potion or following a strict diet. It sounds too good to be true, and it is. From conspiracy theories to miracle cures, pseudoscience seems to be everywhere these days. But how can you tell what’s real and what’s just a load of mumbo jumbo? Pseudoscience claims like these can be dangerous, offering false hope and potentially putting lives at risk.

Junaid Hafeez is awaiting his death penalty under Pakistan’s Draconian Blasphemy Law

3 mn read Junaid Hafeez, a former lecturer at Bahauddin Zakariya University Pakistan, has been in jail for over seven years on blasphemy charges. He was accused of derogatory remarks about the Prophet Muhammad on social media. Junaid Hafeez’s arrest was based on a First Information Report (FIR) registered by the police under Section 295-C of the Pakistan […]

The persecution of atheists and ex-Muslims in the Middle East and its implications for human rights and freedom of thought.

4 mn read The combination of stringent religious laws and conservative societal attitudes in many Middle Eastern countries have fostered an environment in which individuals who do not adhere to religious beliefs are often subject to discrimination, persecution, and prosecution. It is imperative for the global community to continue exerting pressure on Middle Eastern governments to uphold fundamental human rights such as freedom of expression and belief and ensure the safeguarding of non-believers’ liberties.

Bill Maher: “Atheists are the fasted growing religious group in the US”

< 1 mn read In a recent episode of his show, “Real Time with Bill Maher,” the famous comedian, political commentator, and television host, Bill Maher, declared that atheists are the fastest-growing “religious group” in the United States. According to Maher, over one-third of the US population identifies as “none” when asked about their religious affiliation, and atheism is […]

The crime of Islamic militias in Iraq against Atheist and other minorities

2 mn read Iraq has long been a battleground for conflicts, wars, and terrorist activities. These conflicts have had severe consequences for the country’s minorities, including atheists and members of the LGBT community. The rise of Islamic militias and radical Islamic groups has led to an increase in violence and persecution against these minority groups, forcing many to flee the country or hide their identities for fear of retribution.

Make no mistake, the war in Ukraine is a holy war waged by a Christo-fascist government

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 […]

International Day for Education, 2023: An introspection of the developments made in ensuring equal access to education for all.

4 mn read Lack of women’s rights has been an issue plaguing the world since the beginning of humanity. It has affected many women and men in every experience imaginable. Women suffer through exclusion and lack of opportunities in politics, domestic abilities and education. Since education is the basis of any achievement, it can be studied to show […]

Gun rights: An overview of the moral argument of Pro-Gun advocates.

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 […]