Secular Sunday #579 – UN asks Ireland about secular education
Atheist Ireland
by Secular Sunday
6d ago
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UN asks Ireland about children’s rights including secular education
Atheist Ireland
by Atheist Ireland
6d ago
This week Atheist Ireland was in Geneva for the examination of Ireland under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Atheist Ireland, along with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and the Evangelical Alliance of Ireland, made a Submission to the UN Committee in relation to religious discrimination in the education system in Ireland. We and other Irish NGOs had a meeting with members of the Committee on the Rights of the Child before the session with Ireland started. During the session, we got all of our questions asked, along with the follow-up questions we wanted, with regard tis ..read more
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Secular Sunday #578 – UN to ask Ireland about children’s rights
Atheist Ireland
by Secular Sunday
1w ago
This week’s Secular Sunday can be found here. To avoid missing out, sign up here to receive Secular Sunday by email. The post Secular Sunday #578 – UN to ask Ireland about children’s rights appeared first on Atheist Ireland ..read more
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Secular Sunday #577 – Census 2027 and the United Nations
Atheist Ireland
by Michael Nugent
2w ago
This week’s Secular Sunday can be found here. To avoid missing out, sign up here to receive Secular Sunday by email. The post Secular Sunday #577 – Census 2027 and the United Nations appeared first on Atheist Ireland ..read more
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Atheist Ireland asks CSO to improve census question on religion in 2027
Atheist Ireland
by Atheist Ireland
2w ago
The Central Statistics Office is asking for submissions on improving the census questions for 2027. Atheist Ireland has made the following submission. If you agree with our arguments, please make a submission yourself supporting them. We recommend the following changes to the religion question: the question should be optional, should ask whether people practice a religion, should not prejudice the answer with preprinted options, and should ask how often people practice a religion if they do so. We also recommend that the religion question should be moved well away from the ethnicity question ..read more
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Where is Soheil Arabi? #FreeSoheil
Atheist Ireland
by Atheist Ireland
1M ago
Atheist Ireland has joined with the undersigned ex-Muslim, atheist, secularist and freethought organisations, to politically sponsor the well-known Iranian atheist and ex-Muslim Soheil Arabi, who was re-arrested from his home on 2 January 2023 by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s security forces. Sources have informed us that he was violently beaten during the arrest, denied much-needed medicine and moved to an unknown location. We are extremely concerned about his well-being given the increased risk of execution for many protestors and critics in an effort to quell the revolutionary uprisin ..read more
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Support the Iran Freedom Charter
Atheist Ireland
by Atheist Ireland
1M ago
Please sign the Woman, Life, Freedom Charter for Iranian freedom, shared by Maryam Namazie, of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain. Please also share this charter with anyone you think would like to support freedom from Iranian women. Iran’s women’s revolution has announced the end of the Islamic regime and its discrimination, misogyny and violations of the human right to life. The courage and beauty of the struggle of the youth and all members of society has inspired the world. Widespread gatherings outside Iran have shown unprecedented solidarity. This is the end of Islamic rule and the beg ..read more
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Catholic schools foster relations with God when teaching Relationships and Sexuality education
Atheist Ireland
by Atheist Ireland
1M ago
The Minister for Education, Norma Foley, still has no plans to amend the Education Act 1998 to guarantee that relationship and sexuality education will be delivered in an objective, critical and pluralistic manner and not through religious ethos of schools. Atheist Ireland has made submissions to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment in relation to the delivery of objective Relationship and Sexuality Education. You can find our latest Submission here. We will be raising the issue again at the United Nations in Geneva later this month when the Committee on the Rights of the Child q ..read more
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Secular Sunday #575 – Atheist Ireland Gets United Nations Status
Atheist Ireland
by Secular Sunday
1M ago
This week’s Secular Sunday can be found here. To avoid missing out, sign up here to receive Secular Sunday by email. The post Secular Sunday #575 – Atheist Ireland Gets United Nations Status appeared first on Atheist Ireland ..read more
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Atheist Ireland gets Special Consultative Status at the United Nations
Atheist Ireland
by Atheist Ireland
1M ago
Atheist Ireland has been granted special consultative status at the United Nations. We are the first national-level atheist organisation to get this status. It means we can engage with the UN Economic and Social Council, Human Rights Council, General Assembly, and Secretariat, in order to advance our aims. On January 24 and 25, we will attend our first UN session with special consultative status, when the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child will be questioning Ireland in Geneva. We will be highlighting religious discrimination in Irish schools including the lack of objective sex education ..read more
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