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OxHums Talk – Your Humanism is a Thought crime by Bob Churchill of IHEU

15 June, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The non-religious are discriminated against in almost every country, and in some places they face outright persecution. This may take the form of government-backed religious privilege, laws prohibiting advocacy of human rights or criticism of religion, even direct hate speech, threats or violence on grounds of atheism, humanism or secularism. In 13 countries you can be put to death for “leaving” your presumed religion.
Bob Churchill is the editor of the Freedom of Thought Report  published by the International Humanist and Ethical Union. The Report is an annual analysis of the violations against non-religious people globally. Bob will discuss the findings of the report and show how humanists and working globally to defend these freedoms.
Bob Churchill is Director of Communications and Campaigns for the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), where he also serves as editor for the Freedom of Thought Report, a global analysis of discrimination and persecution against non-religious people. He worked previously at Humanists UK and volunteered with the Uganda Humanist Association. He studied philosophy at the University of Warwick and Queen’s University, Canada, and has long-standing interests in Humanism, secularism, ethics and epistemology. He has appeared as a spokesperson (e.g. on BBC News, Channel 4 News, Al Jazeera) and as a speaker (e.g. at Skepticon, Geekfest London, the Institute of Fundraising Technology, Conway Hall Ethical Society, European Humanist Youth Days). Twitter: @bobchurchill.
Members and students free, non-members £3 donation please.


15 June, 2018
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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