Confronting Jihadist Narratives and Islam-based Phobias in Nigeria

By Leo Igwe Introduction While there has been much talk on insulting the prophet of Islam, there has not been enough focus on Islam-based phobias, that is, strands of hatred that draw from Islamic beliefs and practices, texts, and traditions. In this piece, I use the story of Gandoki and … Continue reading

Ask Takudzwa 22 – I am Africa: My Africa, My Zimbabwe, My Future

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 some more. Here we talk about African cultural embedment. — Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is Africa … Continue reading

Ask Leo 1 – Humanism in Africa

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Dr. Leo Igwe is the founder of the Nigerian Humanist Movement and former Western and Southern African representative of the International Humanist and Ethical Union, now Humanists International. He is among the most prominent African non-religious people from the African continent. When he speaks, many people listen … Continue reading

Interview with Red Dela Dingco Tani – Founder and President, Filipino Freethinkers

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Red Dela Dingco Tani is the Founder and President of the Filipino Freethinkers. Here we talk about his life, work, and views. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: How did early life impact views on religion? Red Dela Dingco Tani: I was quite religious when I was young. I prayed … Continue reading

“No, you’re not.”

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen — The Breeze reported on some of the experiences of a Secular Student Alliance student group on the campus of a North American school or JMU (James Madison University) started by Kate Hurley. Hurley was raised by Catholic parents. However, in early life, she came out as … Continue reading

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