My reflections on leaving the National Secular Society to take on a new role in humanist community building.
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How will the UK’s nonreligious majority impact older generations?
The discourse on Britain’s developing nonreligious majority has focused on the increase in younger generations leaving or being raised without religion. However, older age groups are also becoming steadily less religious.
Should we prefer secular polling places to churches?
The practical benefits of churches as polling places needs to be weighed against the potential impacts on priming and exclusion when considering their suitability, and this balance may shift in an increasingly irreligious society.
Theocracies and humanism in science fiction
Theocracies make for interesting settings and alternative worlds in science fiction and fantasy. They allow us to hold up a mirror to our own society, and in particular to question the consequences of dogmatism and religious power.
What ‘All churches are bad’ doesn’t mean
Popular among some atheists and critics of religion as a snappy and incendiary meme, and caricatured by their critics in turn, as an example of atheist arrogance. I try to unpack the context behind the catchphrase.
Remembering the ‘atheist bus’ campaign
What made the ‘atheist bus’ campaign so successful, what is its legacy, and what can other atheist, humanist or secularist campaigns learn from it?
Community matters: Planning for success
What does success look like for your atheist, humanist, secularist or similar group? Do your group’s organisers and community have a shared idea of success? Some practical tools and ideas to explore these questions.
Writing about atheism, humanism, secularism and more in 2021
This blog launched in April, with a mission to represent, inform, promote and challenge various ideas from across the atheist, humanist, secularist and related communities. 37 weekly articles later, here’s my year in review.
Activism matters: Annie Laurie Gaylor, Freedom From Religion Foundation
In activism matters we meet activists and leaders working in a variety of atheist, humanist, and secularist spaces. This week we spoke with Annie Laurie Gaylor, a co-founder and long term activist with the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Are UK Christians the most persecuted in Europe? Obviously not
Misrepresented statistics, citations to hate groups, quote mining, spin, bluster and hyperbole: how the OIDAC creates their false narrative of Christian persecution – to advance Christian supremacy.