2 mn read In the midst of Afghanistan’s stringent customs and societal norms, I found myself at a crossroads, grappling with the weight of my past decisions. The unexpected turn in my life occurred when I formed a friendship with a young man, and it was decided that he would propose to me. In order to comply with Afghan traditions, we chose to claim that we had no prior knowledge of each other before the marriage proposal, for Afghanistan’s strict rules on pre-marital relationships carried the weight of severe consequences and social criticism.
3 mn read Exploring the Foundations of Morality: Secular vs. Religious Perspectives Morality, the compass of human behavior, guides us through the intricate maze of right and wrong. It shapes our decisions, influences our relationships, and underpins the values that define our society. Two primary perspectives have emerged in our quest to understand and practice morality: secular morality […]
3 mn read Balancing Faith and Respect Proselytism, the act of attempting to convert others to one’s beliefs, can be a deeply divisive and controversial practice. It is a fundamental aspect of many religious and ideological movements, but its ethical implications have long been a subject of debate. This article aims to explore the ethics of proselytism, examining […]
3 mn read Understanding Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation: Exploring Diverse Perspectives Gender identity and sexual orientation are deeply complex aspects of human identity. They shape how individuals perceive themselves and who they are attracted to, yet there is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of what determines these facets of our identity. This article delves into the […]
2 mn read As history unfurled, a courageous league of atheist thinkers bore the torch of enlightenment, championing reason and innovation in a world often overshadowed by the stifling darkness of religious dogma. This is their chronicle, a tribute to those pioneers who illuminated the path of progress, fostering freedom and knowledge against the repressive grasp of religious […]
2 mn read Throughout history, people have always asked big questions about where we come from and why we are here. There have been two main ways to answer these questions: science and religion. Today, we are going to talk about why many people believe that the scientific explanation, specifically the theory of evolution, makes the most sense. […]
3 mn read World Humanitarian Day, observed on August 19th each year, is a momentous occasion that celebrates the tireless efforts of humanitarian workers worldwide. This special day serves as a reminder of the essential role they play in alleviating human suffering and promoting peace and stability in the face of crises. In this article, we delve into […]
3 mn read Nelson Mandela Day #MandelaDay2023 is an annual international observance celebrated on July 18th to honor the legacy of Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa and a prominent anti-apartheid activist. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the aim of promoting peace, reconciliation, and cultural diversity, and to […]
3 mn read In a world where diverse beliefs and philosophies coexist, the recognition of humanist and secular values has gained importance as a means to safeguard individual rights and freedoms. This article explores countries that have made significant progress in embracing humanist and secular ideals while actively protecting the rights and freedoms of their citizens. By prioritizing […]
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 […]
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 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.
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 […]