3 mn read I want your slavery and I don’t want you Illegal Immigrants or stateless workers? In the cycles of the crisis of the capitalist system, questions and rhetoric of social change appear, as well as, right-wing candidacies and infections also swell in the body of crisis societies, especially those that are accustomed to obtaining self-evident privileges […]
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.
8 mn read It was the third day of protests in response to Mahsa Amini’s murder by Iranian police. Reading social media posts of that time, you could see that many activists are exciting people to join the nationwide protests. But as an atheist, what attracted my attention was the fact that some of them are explicitly suggesting […]
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.
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.
3 mn read Many ancient matriarchal structures in Africa practiced female husbandry, where women attained wives and assumed economic responsibility over the children.
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.
< 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 […]
2 mn read The bang of the blast was deafening. But the comments of the Taliban soldier standing at my bed in the hospital twisted the knife in my wounds. “I wish they were all killed,” pointing to me and my colleagues when I was reeling in pain. Greetings everyone! Thank you to all my friends and all […]
2 mn read On 11 February 2023, Hesham El Masry, an Egyptian atheist freethinker was on his way to The Netherlands from Cairo International Airport when he was escorted off the plane by police officers. “I was on my way to Amsterdam, Netherlands, [but] i was detained by the Egyptian National Security Agency, and they forbade me from […]
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.
3 mn read All across the globe we see the human impact of the refugee crisis as well as the human cost of ongoing racial inequalities and injustices, where we have disparities in access to healthcare and voting rights are all acts of social injustices.
< 1 mn read The Taliban’s harsh enforcement of its religious interpretation violates the freedom of religion or belief of religious minorities, women, members of the LGBTQI+ community, Afghans with different interpretation of Islam, and Afghans who don’t follow any religion.
3 mn read According to our research, there are a number of government scholarships available to international students from developing nations. Upon admission to one of these scholarships, obtaining a student visa is almost assured.
3 mn read Seeing tearful eyes and disappointed faces and a heart full of pain of all these girls and women deprived of education, who are no longer allowed to go to universities, hurts the hearts of thousands of people who believe in human freedom and equal rights for women and men in different parts of the world.
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 […]
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 […]