Conference on Sharia, Segregation and Secularism

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Conference on Sharia, Segregation and Secularism



Join notable secularists and veteran women's rights campaigners for a conference on Sharia, Segregation and Secularism at a spectacular venue in central London on Sunday 25 November 2018.

The conference will raise key issues surrounding religious arbitration, the veil and gender segregation at schools and universities, including as part of the religious-Right's assault on women's rights. It will also highlight the voices of people on the frontlines of resistance, the gains made by secularists both in the UK and internationally, and the importance of secularism as a minimum precondition for equality. Challenges that secularists continue to face and priorities for continued collective action will also be addressed.

The conference will mark the tenth anniversary of the One Law for All Campaign for equality irrespective of background, beliefs and religions.


Confirmed Speakers (Biographies):

Afsana Lachaux, Women's Rights Activist
Ahlam Akram, Founder of Basira
Annie Laurie-Gaylor, Co-President of the Freedom From Religion Foundation
Anna Zobnina, Strategy and Policy Coordinator at the European Network of Migrant Women
Beatrix Campbell, Writer, Journalist, Broadcaster and Playwright
Bonya Ahmed, Activist, Writer, Blogger at Mukto-Mona
Caroline Criado Perez, Writer, Campaigner and Consultant
Cinzia Sciuto, Journalist
Diana Nammi, Founder and Executive Director of Iranian Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation
Eve Sacks, Trustee of Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance UK
Fariborz Pooya, Bread and Roses TV Producer
Gina Khan, One Law for All Spokesperson
Gita Sahgal, Founder and Director of Centre for Secular Space
Homa Arjomand, International Coordinator for One Secular School System
Houzan Mahmoud, Co-founder of Culture Project
Ibtissame Betty Lachgar, Feminist, Human Rights Activist
Inna Shevchenko, FEMEN Leader
Ismail Mohamed, Founder of Black Ducks TV Show
Julia Alimova, Co-Coordinator, Eve’s Ribs
LCP Dance Theatre
Maryam Namazie, Co-Spokesperson for One Law for All, the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and Fitnah
Nadia El Fani, Tunisian film-maker
Nasreen Rehman, Women's Rights Campaigner
Nina Sankari, Polish Feminist and Secularist
Peter Tatchell, Human Rights Campaigner
Pragna Patel, Founder and Director of the Southall Black Sisters
Rahila Gupta, Writer and Journalist
Rumana Hashem, Women's Rights Activist
Sadia Hameed, Spokesperson of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain
Sadikur Rahman, Solicitor and National Secular Society Council Member
Shelley Segal, Singer and Songwriter
Stasa Zajovic, Co-Founder of Women in Black Belgrade
Victoria Gugenheim, Award-winning Body Artist

Tickets can be purchased here:
Conference on Sharia, Segregation and Secularism Tickets, Sun, 25 Nov 2018 at 09:30 | Eventbrite

Conference sponsors include:
Bread and Roses TV; Center for Inquiry; Centre for Secular Space; Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain; Culture Project; European Network of Migrant Women; Equal Rights Now; Fitnah; Freedom from Religion Foundation; National Secular Society; One Law for All; Southall Black Sisters; and Secularism is a Women’s Issue.

Conference venue will be given to ticket holders closer to the date of the event. Please note that tickets cannot be bought at the door and must be purchased prior to the event.
Secular Conference 2018
 


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I hope it goes ahead but I fear the usual moaners will try to No-Platform it like they did with a planned debate in this country a few weeks ago about feminism in the context of the Muslim world.
 

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The effect of embracing secularism has meant for the Gael a demographic crisis, voting to legalize abortion on demand in the middle of a demographic crisis and mass immigration which combined means that the Gael wont exist as such in one hundred and fifty years to two hundred years time. Secularism has brought ever greater severe mental problems for a lot of the population to. I think that secularism needs to be rejected firmly.
 

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The effect of embracing secularism has meant for the Gael a demographic crisis, voting to legalize abortion on demand in the middle of a demographic crisis and mass immigration which combined means that the Gael wont exist as such in one hundred and fifty years to two hundred years time. Secularism has brought ever greater severe mental problems for a lot of the population to. I think that secularism needs to be rejected firmly.
It isnt a demographic crisis. Yes the birth rates fell last year but that was after a record high. I support secularism because the Church is too obsessed with sex and denying women equality and not enough with poverty, war, human rights etc.
 

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It isnt a demographic crisis. Yes the birth rates fell last year but that was after a record high. I support secularism because the Church is too obsessed with sex and denying women equality and not enough with poverty, war, human rights etc.
I am obsessed with sex because astrologically I am a Scorpio however Irish Catholicism isn't obsessed with sex at all. Also I am talking about a demographic crisis among the indigenous population who are increasingly opting not to marry and not to have children.
 

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Conference on Sharia, Segregation and Secularism


Confirmed Speakers (Biographies):

Afsana Lachaux, Women's Rights Activist
Ahlam Akram, Founder of Basira
Annie Laurie-Gaylor, Co-President of the Freedom From Religion Foundation
Anna Zobnina, Strategy and Policy Coordinator at the European Network of Migrant Women
Beatrix Campbell, Writer, Journalist, Broadcaster and Playwright
Bonya Ahmed, Activist, Writer, Blogger at Mukto-Mona
Caroline Criado Perez, Writer, Campaigner and Consultant
Cinzia Sciuto, Journalist
Diana Nammi, Founder and Executive Director of Iranian Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation
Eve Sacks, Trustee of Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance UK
Fariborz Pooya, Bread and Roses TV Producer
Gina Khan, One Law for All Spokesperson
Gita Sahgal, Founder and Director of Centre for Secular Space
Homa Arjomand, International Coordinator for One Secular School System
Houzan Mahmoud, Co-founder of Culture Project
Ibtissame Betty Lachgar, Feminist, Human Rights Activist
Inna Shevchenko, FEMEN Leader
Ismail Mohamed, Founder of Black Ducks TV Show
Julia Alimova, Co-Coordinator, Eve’s Ribs
LCP Dance Theatre
Maryam Namazie, Co-Spokesperson for One Law for All, the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and Fitnah
Nadia El Fani, Tunisian film-maker
Nasreen Rehman, Women's Rights Campaigner
Nina Sankari, Polish Feminist and Secularist
Peter Tatchell, Human Rights Campaigner
Pragna Patel, Founder and Director of the Southall Black Sisters
Rahila Gupta, Writer and Journalist
Rumana Hashem, Women's Rights Activist
Sadia Hameed, Spokesperson of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain
Sadikur Rahman, Solicitor and National Secular Society Council Member
Shelley Segal, Singer and Songwriter
Stasa Zajovic, Co-Founder of Women in Black Belgrade
Victoria Gugenheim, Award-winning Body Artist

Tickets can be purchased here:
Conference on Sharia, Segregation and Secularism Tickets, Sun, 25 Nov 2018 at 09:30 | Eventbrite

Secular Conference 2018
That's a conference I would really like to attend. Several speakers I would love to hear, like Maryam Namazie for one. If I were in London I would definitely go, but won't be there, alas.

(I like the way the quotes are in colour now.)
 

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I am obsessed with sex because astrologically I am a Scorpio however Irish Catholicism isn't obsessed with sex at all. Also I am talking about a demographic crisis among the indigenous population who are increasingly opting not to marry and not to have children.
People might take your opinions seriously if you didn't precede them with admissions of lunacy.
 

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Conference on Sharia, Segregation and Secularism



Join notable secularists and veteran women's rights campaigners for a conference on Sharia, Segregation and Secularism at a spectacular venue in central London on Sunday 25 November 2018.

The conference will raise key issues surrounding religious arbitration, the veil and gender segregation at schools and universities, including as part of the religious-Right's assault on women's rights. It will also highlight the voices of people on the frontlines of resistance, the gains made by secularists both in the UK and internationally, and the importance of secularism as a minimum precondition for equality. Challenges that secularists continue to face and priorities for continued collective action will also be addressed.

The conference will mark the tenth anniversary of the One Law for All Campaign for equality irrespective of background, beliefs and religions.


Confirmed Speakers (Biographies):

Afsana Lachaux, Women's Rights Activist
Ahlam Akram, Founder of Basira
Annie Laurie-Gaylor, Co-President of the Freedom From Religion Foundation
Anna Zobnina, Strategy and Policy Coordinator at the European Network of Migrant Women
Beatrix Campbell, Writer, Journalist, Broadcaster and Playwright
Bonya Ahmed, Activist, Writer, Blogger at Mukto-Mona
Caroline Criado Perez, Writer, Campaigner and Consultant
Cinzia Sciuto, Journalist
Diana Nammi, Founder and Executive Director of Iranian Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation
Eve Sacks, Trustee of Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance UK
Fariborz Pooya, Bread and Roses TV Producer
Gina Khan, One Law for All Spokesperson
Gita Sahgal, Founder and Director of Centre for Secular Space
Homa Arjomand, International Coordinator for One Secular School System
Houzan Mahmoud, Co-founder of Culture Project
Ibtissame Betty Lachgar, Feminist, Human Rights Activist
Inna Shevchenko, FEMEN Leader
Ismail Mohamed, Founder of Black Ducks TV Show
Julia Alimova, Co-Coordinator, Eve’s Ribs
LCP Dance Theatre
Maryam Namazie, Co-Spokesperson for One Law for All, the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and Fitnah
Nadia El Fani, Tunisian film-maker
Nasreen Rehman, Women's Rights Campaigner
Nina Sankari, Polish Feminist and Secularist
Peter Tatchell, Human Rights Campaigner
Pragna Patel, Founder and Director of the Southall Black Sisters
Rahila Gupta, Writer and Journalist
Rumana Hashem, Women's Rights Activist
Sadia Hameed, Spokesperson of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain
Sadikur Rahman, Solicitor and National Secular Society Council Member
Shelley Segal, Singer and Songwriter
Stasa Zajovic, Co-Founder of Women in Black Belgrade
Victoria Gugenheim, Award-winning Body Artist

Tickets can be purchased here:
Conference on Sharia, Segregation and Secularism Tickets, Sun, 25 Nov 2018 at 09:30 | Eventbrite

Conference sponsors include:
Bread and Roses TV; Center for Inquiry; Centre for Secular Space; Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain; Culture Project; European Network of Migrant Women; Equal Rights Now; Fitnah; Freedom from Religion Foundation; National Secular Society; One Law for All; Southall Black Sisters; and Secularism is a Women’s Issue.

Conference venue will be given to ticket holders closer to the date of the event. Please note that tickets cannot be bought at the door and must be purchased prior to the event.
Secular Conference 2018
Hopefully this will generate a few good debates posted on YouTube.
 

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People might take your opinions seriously if you didn't precede them with admissions of lunacy.
Astrology was and is taken seriously by very powerful people, if you look into it you will find that while it doesn't explain everything by a long shot there is definitely a lot in it.
 

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Astrology was and is taken seriously by very powerful people, if you look into it you will find that while it doesn't explain everything by a long shot there is definitely a lot in it.
No, who takes this seriously matters not a jot to the predictive abilities of astrologers, the relative positions of the planets and stars at the birth of any particular evolved ape have zero affect on that apes character or future.
 

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No, who takes this seriously matters not a jot to the predictive abilities of astrologers, the relative positions of the planets and stars at the birth of any particular evolved ape have zero affect on that apes character or future.
When you consider the strong effect that the position of moon has on the behaviour of dogs and lunatics it's certainly reasonable that the position of larger cosmic bodies also has an effect on people. Astrology was practiced in one form or another by civilizations right across the planet. There must be something to it.
 

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Mm. It is called gravity. Astrology is balls. Just another example of a hangover from days when we knew less about environment and had to make stuff up to fill the perceived gaps.

The perception that the position of the moon affects dogs and lunatics is contaminated by the perception of the observer. The observer looks for signs of an effect on the full moon and finds them, whereas the observer would notice them less in other periods of the month.
 

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When you consider the strong effect that the position of moon has on the behaviour of dogs and lunatics it's certainly reasonable that the position of larger cosmic bodies also has an effect on people. Astrology was practiced in one form or another by civilizations right across the planet. There must be something to it.

Not just dogs and lunatics, but women's menstrual cycle as well.
 

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I hope they have good security and that the area around where it is taking place is a car free zone.
 

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Secularism has brought ever greater severe mental problems for a lot of the population to. .
Your obvious mental issues and your anti-Semitic dribblings have nothing to do with secularism.
 

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When you consider the strong effect that the position of moon has on the behaviour of dogs and lunatics it's certainly reasonable that the position of larger cosmic bodies also has an effect on people. Astrology was practiced in one form or another by civilizations right across the planet. There must be something to it.
Untrue. The light from stars in the so called Astrological calender takes thousands if not millions of years to reach earth. Science tells us Astrology is BS
 

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Untrue. The light from stars in the so called Astrological calender takes thousands if not millions of years to reach earth. Science tells us Astrology is BS
Spot on..
 

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The light still reaches the earth though. Anyway, the planets are much nearer.

Science doesn't tell us much about astrology because a lot of what's behind it is still beyond the comprehension of mainstream sciences.
 

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The light still reaches the earth though. Anyway, the planets are much nearer.

Science doesn't tell us much about astrology because a lot of what's behind it is still beyond the comprehension of mainstream sciences.
Huh?

Try this:
Science doesn't tell us much about homeopathy because a lot of what's behind it is still beyond the comprehension of mainstream sciences.
 


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