Gods & Politics
Copenhagen Declaration on Religion in Public Life
The recent Gods and Politics conference in Copenhagen adopted the following Declaration on Religion in Public Life. The conference was the first European event of Atheist Alliance International, and was co-hosted by AAI and the Danish Atheist Society.
IBKA supported the secular advertising campaign in Germany.
Since almost all local transport authorities refused to accept the ad on their buses, the campaign conducted a bus tour through Germany from May 30 to June 18, 2009.
AAI Press Release, January 15, 2009
Atheist Alliance International has joined other national atheist, humanist, freethought and secular organization leaders to call on President-Elect Barack Obama to decline the role of honorary president of the Boy Scouts of America because of its discriminatory policies of excluding atheist and gay youths and adults from participating in its organization.
Press release of December 2, 2008 (Translation from German)
The International League of Non-Religious and Atheists (German: Internationaler Bund der Konfessionslosen und Atheisten, IBKA) is supporting a complaint before the European Court of Human Rights against the fee for leaving a church in North-Rhine Westphalia. "We are sticking to our opinion that a fee for leaving a church infringes the freedom of religion and conscience," IBKA chairman Rudolf Ladwig said. The association of non-religious had already supported the previous proceedings before the Federal Constitutional Court but the constitutional complaint was dismissed.
Photos from the award ceremony
An Interview with AAI president Stuart Bechman about politics and religion and the United States presidential election
Summer celebration at Cologne
On September 6, 2008 the well-attended summer celebration of IBKA's North-Rhine Westphalia chapter took place. A descriptive report can be found at the Humanist Press Service (German).
Atheist Centre is holding the Seventh World Atheist Conference at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India, on January 5-7, 2009 (Monday through Wednesday) on the theme “March of Atheism”.
India is not only a land of religion, but also of atheism, humanism, rationalism, secularism and forethought. The whole world is moving slowly, but steadily marching towards a post-religious society.
The MySpace Atheist and Agnostic Group, which had been deleted, was restored.
MySpace Atheist and Agnostic Group Restored (sort of) (Secular Student Alliance)