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Recording of the SPI International Call — March 3, 2016

About the International Coalition Calls
Every first Thursday of the month, the Secular Policy Institute holds an international coordinating call for its 300 members to discuss the future of the secular movement.
Call for March 3, 2016
Here’s the latest recording of the […]

Kenyan Government Targets Secularists

The Kenyan government has taken new action against secular groups seeking to educate and inform the local citizenry. In a stunning move, the government refused to register a local group due to concerns that the group might affect the “peace […]

Recording of the SPI International Call — February 4, 2016

About the International Coalition Calls
Every first Thursday of the month, the Secular Policy Institute holds an international coordinating call for its 300 members to discuss the future of the secular movement.
Call for February 4, 2016
Here’s the latest recording of the […]

The Joys of Darwin Day

Celebrated since his death in 1882, it wasn’t until the early 19th century that a group of scientists and scholars┬áfrom over 150 countries met in Cambridge that the event really became official. Followed shortly by the unveiling of a large […]

Saudi Arabia: The Violent Combination of Religious Extremism and Shari’ah Law

Despite its reputation, Islam does not necessitate violence in many of its countries. In some, however, the combination of religious doctrine, totalitarian regimes, and inefficient public policies result in a public display of violence that smears the reputation of all […]

Coalition: Movies of the SPI Coalition

The weekly report on the SPI coalition
by Johnny Monsarrat

In this week’s policy report, we noted that practically no young Icelanders believe in creationism according to a new poll. SPI coalition member Sidmennt, The Icelandic Ethical Humanist Association, commissioned the study, […]

Policy: Cursed for Giving Birth to Twins

The weekly report on politics and secularism
by Johnny Monsarrat
Creationism Slips in Iceland… to Zero
In 1996,┬á87% of┬áIcelanders were religious, but a recent Gallup poll┬áfound only 46% to be religious. More surprisingly, while 40% of young Icelanders say they are religious, 0% believed […]

Numbers: Is Bigotry Towards Muslims and Atheists Similar?

The weekly report on the demographics of secularism
by Jordan Auburn

In the US presidential elections, as the Iowa caucus approaches, Donald Trump continues to cause a stir. On Monday 25th Jan, he even claimed he could shoot somebody and not lose […]

Fellows: Critical Thinking in War and Business

The weekly report on the SPI fellows
by Johnny Monsarrat

Several of the SPI fellows specialize in foreign affairs relating to security and warfare. This week we highlight one from Syria and one from Germany.

SPI Fellow Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi┬áis a┬áleading world expert […]

Feminism vs. Faith

With her partly shaved pate and theatrical eye shadow, BoliviaÔÇÖs most prominent feminist stands out in a crowd. Mujeres Creando (Women Creating), the group she founded in 1992, has been daubing walls with graffiti, staging performances and engaging in acts […]

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