Black Secular Organizations Call for Urgent Release of Mubarak Bala

By Black Skeptics Group Los Angeles, Black Nonbelievers, Inc, and Women of Color Beyond Belief SAN FRANCISCO – May 5, 2020 – PRLog — Black Skeptics Group Los Angeles, Black Nonbelievers, Inc., and Women of Color Beyond Belief unequivocally condemn the detention of Mubarak Bala, President of the Nigerian Humanist Association, and call for his release … Continue reading

Insulting Prophets: Between Islamic Totalitarianism and Tolerant Pluralism

By Leo Igwe  The arrest Mubarak Bala has compelled a revisit of the issue of insulting prophets. Some muslims filed a petition complaining that Mubarak Bala insulted the prophet of Islam. They are asking the police to investigate and prosecute him. Others are threatening to kill him. From time to time, … Continue reading

Ask Takudzwa 27 – Those ‘Before’ Before: 61 Years to Eternity

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Takudzwa Mazwienduna is the informal leader of Zimbabwean Secular Alliance and a member of the Humanist Society of Zimbabwe. This educational series will explore secularism in Zimbabwe from an organizational perspective, and more. Here we talk about legacy in African freethought. — Scott Douglas Jacobsen: In spite of … Continue reading

Extensive Interview with Professor John Dugard – Fmr. (4th) United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Occupied since 1967

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Professor John Dugard is the Fmr. (4th) United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Occupied since 1967 (2001 to 2008). He is Professor Emeritus at the Universities of Leiden and the Witwatersr, who remains one of the most important legal … Continue reading

Mubarak Bala: Speak Out Against Religious Tyranny in Kano

By Leo Igwe  Today marks a week since the police arrested Nigerian humanist Mubarak Bala in Kaduna. They later transferred him to Kano. His arrest was over a post that he made on Facebook, which some Muslims said insulted Prophet Muhammad. The whereabouts of Bala is unknown. The police have refused … Continue reading

Ask Jon 1 – Secular Humanism in New York State

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York.  Here we talk about Reasonable New York, the Freethought Caucus, and Darwin Day. *Interview conducted on January 27, 2020.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is Reasonable New York? Why was it necessary to … Continue reading

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