Every year the International Humanist and Ethical Union publishes the Freedom of Thought Report, a comprehensive report on systemic discrimination against the nonreligious around the world.
By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Bob Churchill is the Communications Director for the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), Editor of the Freedom of Thought Report. Bob Churchill is also a trustee of the Conway Hall Ethical Society and of the Karen Woo Foundation. Here we talk about discrimination against non-believers. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: You are the best person … Continue reading
By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Humanists, as noted by the American Humanist Association (AHA), believe in the principle of “Good without God” (AHA, 2012). In this, we can derive the philosophy of secularism, as in secular humanism, which strives for a secular government with the separation of church and state. The … Continue reading
The Freedom of Thought Report is an annual/ongoing report put together by the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) to chronicle systemic discrimination against nonbelievers in countries around the world.
According to Reuters, circa 2012, those who lack formal religion, atheists, or the unbelievers, face bias (Evans, 2012). The bias can manifest in discrimination to outright persecution of atheists. Those atheists in Islamic countries, apparently, face the most brutal treatment by both the government as well as adherents of … Continue reading
Scott Douglas Jacobsen I was reading the news. Something ‘struck’ me. An article by CBC News entitled “‘I don’t think it’s fair’: Ontario group pushing to end government funding for Catholic schools” (2017).